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    Repairing cases is a complete waste of time. The...

    Repairing cases is a complete waste of time. The welder thinks that he solved the problem, but the distortion and the poor quality of the casting itself turns the machinist job impossible.

    So...
  2. Good overall advise mrplasma, I was especially...

    Good overall advise mrplasma,
    I was especially drawn to your;

    3. WHEN YOU DO MOVE TO A LARGER FACILITY, RENT RATHER THAN BUY!

    A large portion of business start-ups cringe at what industrial...
  3. Hello Garwood, I am compelled to comment on your...

    Hello Garwood,
    I am compelled to comment on your statement, "One man can only do one man's work". You appear to be a reasonable/knowledgeable operator.

    In my experience, the output of skilled...
  4. Thread: private equity

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    One must first ask; why sell? The second...

    One must first ask; why sell? The second question to ask; how old is "upper management"?

    The answer of these 2 questions will determine ... your fate.
  5. Thread: Recession?

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    We are heading towards another lock down. A...

    We are heading towards another lock down.

    A recession is becoming a more likely event, this has the potential of being... significant.

    The good news is; I have been wrong before, I hope that...
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    I am not opposed to union shops, they are perhaps...

    I am not opposed to union shops, they are perhaps necessary in a broader picture.

    In my experience, I have been very fortunate that I chose to work at a small company, they trained me well, and I...
  7. I have one that I purchased new in the late 80s,...

    I have one that I purchased new in the late 80s, I haven't used it in the last 30 years. Let me get a good look at it, and I will get back at you. I'm located off of HWY 50 in between Sacramento...
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    The shear beauty of this purchase is the fact...

    The shear beauty of this purchase is the fact that this tool was never in a production environment. This is a toolroom piece, only the highest skilled were allowed to even see it.
  9. Thread: limits of people

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    You have a legitimate point CITIZEN F16, Shop...

    You have a legitimate point CITIZEN F16,

    Shop owners are legally liable if anyone gets scratched on premise, and in today's trigger happy world, the screening of potential hot heads with AR15's is...
  10. Thread: Recession?

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    You are absolutely right TeachMePlease, I...

    You are absolutely right TeachMePlease,

    I have been expecting a downturn for almost 3 years, and it never appeared. What I see now, is the smaller manufacturers are pulling back their tooling...
  11. Thread: Recession?

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    A slowdown in manufacturing demand is becoming an...

    A slowdown in manufacturing demand is becoming an increasingly likely event.

    Although I think this condition may be brief, it would not surprise me if the weakness last for over a year. I need...
  12. Thread: 8020 Principle

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    Hello Mike, A toolmaker makes complete...

    Hello Mike,
    A toolmaker makes complete assemblies of which most of these components are not
    necessarily made by the toolmaker himself.

    The toolmaker is primarily in charged with final...
  13. Thread: Moon Shot; 1969

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    Sir Richard could have perhaps launched this...

    Sir Richard could have perhaps launched this historic mission from his homeland, but instead, he chose to come to the southwest of the USA.

    Why is that? The deserts of California, Nevada,...
  14. Thread: Moon Shot; 1969

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    Congratulations Sir Richard Branson, The first...

    Congratulations Sir Richard Branson,

    The first "space tourist". Job well done.
  15. I have been tooling up this company for the last...

    I have been tooling up this company for the last 35 years, the name has changed, but I'm still on speed dial.
  16. Yes ToolCat, payment terms are the norm. ...

    Yes ToolCat, payment terms are the norm. Initially, my customer wanted 60 day term, but politely I insisted on 30. This is an S&P 500 NYSE listed company worth more than 10 billion, they can pay...
  17. The thought of waiting 60-120 days is called...

    The thought of waiting 60-120 days is called "business suicide". The flow of revenue becomes a constant wave... of waiting for money. It makes very little difference of how well you are paid if you...
  18. High Steel prices are good for manufacturing,...

    High Steel prices are good for manufacturing, they add their "mark-up" on every sale.

    times are very good, but if you can't make money in todays environment, you should not be in business.
  19. attorney-at-law, do you have anymore stupid...

    attorney-at-law, do you have anymore stupid questions?
  20. Thread: physics problem

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    I have to agree with you Superbowl, but the...

    I have to agree with you Superbowl, but the question asked, is a trick question.

    Instead of determining the speed of the exiting material, it would be far more useful of determining the weight...
  21. So let's get this story straight; you copied (and...

    So let's get this story straight; you copied (and may have improved a OEM part). Now you are complaining that the Chinese want to get some.

    You will eventually be sued by the OEM for patent...
  22. Thread: 8020 Principle

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    Yes Bobw, We are very slow, but we are paid...

    Yes Bobw,
    We are very slow, but we are paid double. Hopefully, your thinking will make us more wealthy. As I've said before, "The fewer of us, the better".

    Have a pleasant evening, I have a...
  23. Thread: 8020 Principle

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    Hello trueturning, Your assessment is way off,...

    Hello trueturning,
    Your assessment is way off, large business do not have the time to do what you have said. The fact is; there were many toolmaking business that catered to these aerospace...
  24. Thread: Recession?

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    I apologize Trueturning, What I wanted to...

    I apologize Trueturning,
    What I wanted to explain was to choose the top of their class companies, and hold for ever. Eventually, you'll be able to live on the dividends alone.

    The chance of...
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    I have made many large boring bars, but their...

    I have made many large boring bars, but their performance hinges mainly on how they are attached.

    For a basic boring bar material I would start out with 4140 annealed stock, and machine it...
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