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Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

  1. Compensating employees on overnight production jobs

    Started by baran3, 05-21-2017 06:44 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    compensating, employee, employees, hours, jobs
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,699
    05-24-2017, 06:41 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 663
    05-24-2017, 05:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Salesman pay and commission

    Started by conceptdevelopers, 05-24-2017 09:51 AM
    commission, job, offered, sales, things
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 369
    05-24-2017, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Liabilities for a Job shop/welding

    Started by FrozenNorth, 05-21-2017 09:21 AM
    customers, liability, walk-in, welding, work
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,284
    05-24-2017, 04:51 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 904
    05-24-2017, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  4. Another new shop thread, but I'm different(I think).

    Started by Clifford098, 05-18-2017 06:50 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    make, program, shop, swiss cnc business owners, years
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 3,917
    05-23-2017, 11:32 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 5,879
    05-22-2017, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  5. fyi... My exit

    Started by rj newbould, 12-13-2016 08:50 PM
    32 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 32
    • Replies: 638
    • Views: 75,807
    05-21-2017, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  6. Value of machines as a turn key package?

    Started by ewlsey, 05-15-2017 05:22 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    $20, 000, machines, programs, tooling
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 2,215
    05-20-2017, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  7. Wanting to start a small shop, common question I'm sure, advice appreciated!

    Started by RevK, 10-20-2016 09:21 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    job, machines, miss, shop, working
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 8,196
    05-19-2017, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  8. Legal Agreements about Ownership of Tooling?

    Started by Stoney83, 05-17-2017 02:35 PM
    cad, fixture, great, molds, products
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,090
    05-18-2017, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  9. Advice for a possible new shop owner

    Started by thenrix, 05-16-2017 08:25 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    advice, experience, hawk, shop, start
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,156
    05-18-2017, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  10. When unsure if you can write it off...

    Started by vmipacman, 05-15-2017 08:01 PM
    business, personal, tax, time, written
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,073
    05-17-2017, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  11. Has anyone had luck using Leaf Equipment Financing.

    Started by WDW, 05-11-2017 02:53 PM
    bad, equipment, financing, good, leaf
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 860
    05-16-2017, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  12. Business Doing Well, Having Trouble Running It....

    Started by Econdron, 05-08-2017 03:04 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    day, feel, started, things, work
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 4,589
    05-12-2017, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  13. Basic Windows Computer Training for Employees--How?

    Started by munruh, 05-11-2017 11:24 AM
    basic, basics, computer, files, training
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 563
    05-11-2017, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  14. database software

    Started by brian.pallas, 05-05-2017 12:26 PM
    database, seats, shims, software, toolholders
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 597
    05-10-2017, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  15. Homemade lathe for metal and wood

    Started by NCGoodman, 05-08-2017 08:13 PM
    grooves, hand-built, homemade, metal+wood, motor
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 856
    05-09-2017, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  16. OT: Against the law to do math without a licence...

    Started by Doug, 05-02-2017 12:07 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    consulting, customer, engineering, told, work
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 4,345
    05-09-2017, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Fraud on credit card purchases?

    Started by FredC, 05-08-2017 01:51 PM
    address, card, credit, freight, pay
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 907
    05-09-2017, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  18. First time considering a product

    Started by clarnibass, 04-26-2017 03:35 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    interested, local, making, photography, product
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,637
    05-08-2017, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  19. 500 RMS Serrations per inch- Machinist help?

    Started by SSMachine89, 04-25-2017 09:31 AM
    appreciated, finish, limited, rms, span
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,295
    05-06-2017, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  20. Shop Organization Ideas - Horizontal Surface Recovery

    Started by ewlsey, 03-12-2017 04:05 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 8,780
    05-06-2017, 03:08 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 2,669
    05-05-2017, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  21. steel always delivered with duct tape, no more!

    Started by cyanidekid, 05-01-2017 08:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    annoying, duct tape, rapid steel, steel, stupid
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 2,513
    05-04-2017, 11:02 PM Go to last post
  22. Mice in the Printers

    Started by Ox, 04-28-2017 07:11 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cpl, crt, mouse, printer, times
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,371
    04-30-2017, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  23. OT: Thin skinned co-worker

    Started by i_r_machinist, 04-27-2017 08:08 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    co-worker, constantly, dick, himyou, mouthwash
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 4,040
    04-28-2017, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  24. Brochures, flyers, cards, what works?

    Started by ewlsey, 04-25-2017 09:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    mail, spam, thinking, time, work
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,726
    04-27-2017, 04:45 PM Go to last post
  25. Power company sponsered lighting upgrade

    Started by RJT, 08-31-2016 12:09 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    bill, company, energy, lighting, power
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 6,744
    04-27-2017, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  26. Cool Ask me anything IT related

    Started by makezee, 10-23-2016 03:46 PM
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 13
    • Replies: 252
    • Views: 17,840
    04-26-2017, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  27. PA Talks out both ends of the mouth...

    Started by SIM, 04-13-2017 07:39 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    note, perfect, release, surface, surfaces
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,646
    04-25-2017, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  28. Healthcare? Not again! What will it do to your bottom line?

    Started by dcsipo, 03-07-2017 09:15 PM
    16 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 16
    • Replies: 306
    • Views: 11,509
    04-25-2017, 10:24 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,066
    04-24-2017, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  29. Having a real shit time getting started.

    Started by RedWillowMachine, 04-18-2017 08:55 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    good, heard, parts, price, time
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 3,765
    04-22-2017, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  30. time need for a quote

    Started by terrystoeger, 04-20-2017 02:53 PM
    order, parts, small, time, weeks
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,198
    04-21-2017, 06:13 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 3,536
    04-19-2017, 05:13 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,315
    04-17-2017, 01:16 PM Go to last post
  31. Chemical Paws - Pets in the shop

    Started by THCustoms, 04-05-2017 09:04 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    chemical, dog, paws, pets, shop
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 3,149
    04-15-2017, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  32. Wages and bonuses based on surface area machined

    Started by RustyRedneck, 03-27-2017 03:46 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    ago, left, machined, mentioned, wondering
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 5,334
    04-13-2017, 01:54 PM Go to last post

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