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    Just read the thread today, heck of a shop! ...

    Just read the thread today, heck of a shop!

    How is school going? I did three years of ME while serving my Tool & Die apprenticeship. By that point things were getting FAR too theoretical for me. ...
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    That’s just materials, no assembly, correct? ...

    That’s just materials, no assembly, correct?

    Just was curious for comparison sake.

    Thanks
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    I had wanted to do steel construction but...

    I had wanted to do steel construction but couldn’t swing it, curious what the building cost if you don’t mind sharing?

    Looks like a real nice shop!
  4. D Nelson, your pictures make me miss the big tool...

    D Nelson, your pictures make me miss the big tool & die work I used to do. Only a little :D

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    Haven’t machined them yet, these are the 3D prints that are going to the customer to check...
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    Please keep us updated. I will be looking to...

    Please keep us updated. I will be looking to remove the Blaser coolant I have this fall and replace it with something else.
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    Hmmm, I’m not sure I agree with this. I pay most...

    Hmmm, I’m not sure I agree with this. I pay most all of my suppliers at the time of purchase. A few won’t let me and insist on 30 day terms, yet still send me individual invoices for each purchase?...
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    It is at my Tool & Cutter grinders, they grind...

    It is at my Tool & Cutter grinders, they grind HSS and carbide tooling on it.

    Due to the geometry, none of their cutter grinders could cut the large radius or whatever it was that was required,...
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    I think my biggest problem is in relation to...

    I think my biggest problem is in relation to previous mentioned "long term customer". My grandfathers tool & die shop bought steel from a gentleman in the 70's when he started his steel business....
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    LOVE my S1000 I haven't worked in any...

    LOVE my S1000





    I haven't worked in any shops with a Haas, only know one shop that has one, guy started in his garage and at the time it was the only machine that would fit.

    Ah! No, I...
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    *leans over and puts his spare change in his...

    *leans over and puts his spare change in his "Nikken" someday jar*
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    Lots of great posts, thank you all for the input....

    Lots of great posts, thank you all for the input. I kept out of responding as people posted as I did not want to influence the discussion too much.



    Did Frank Mari tell you to post that? :D...
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    I am closing this currently. I have had an...

    I am closing this currently. I have had an excellent response and want to thank ALL of you that contacted me. I appreciate everyone that gave input and am going to try to decide this week who I will...
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    Quantifying the cost of Inventory

    I did some googling and reading on this topic, and while many websites talk about the cost of inventory, I did not find any that really apply to a smaller business and specifically how to put numbers...
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    I have been very happy with the Garr Alumistar...

    I have been very happy with the Garr Alumistar endmills I have run. I don't do production work... but they have preformed very well, even when I may have accidentally run one full depth and full...
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    I had a very similar experience, with minor...

    I had a very similar experience, with minor differences. My bank treated me very well, but did two things that made me a little mad. They did rush the loan through in less than 24 hours so I give...
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    Absolutely right. Shop I worked at rebuilt a...

    Absolutely right. Shop I worked at rebuilt a machine for a customer, about $12k, after payment terms had passed we got a letter that the company had filed for bankruptcy and we were offered $.07 on...
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    cleared space!

    cleared space!
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    RFQ Turning Job

    Have a turning job I would like to get some quotes for. Part is for a product currently in development. I used to have an excellent local shop that did all my turning, they were bought out by a...
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    Stupid simple question so I apologize, I don't...

    Stupid simple question so I apologize, I don't mean it as rude...

    Is the machine in sunlight?

    The Hermle I ran had occasional issues with wandering tool length when measuring the tool. After...
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    In this case, it sounds like he should have been...

    In this case, it sounds like he should have been delivering parts and picking up material and you should have been machining the part?

    In his defense, I've been a machinist my whole life, built...
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    Ive been impressed by the Garr HSAL endmills. Not...

    Ive been impressed by the Garr HSAL endmills. Not the highest end product, but for the cost I have been impressed. I usually break one before it goes dull, and even using their conservative...
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    Weird, on my phone it says like new.

    Weird, on my phone it says like new.
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    I did not realize they were used, the ones I...

    I did not realize they were used, the ones I purchased were brand new. I don’t see anywhere that he stated used?

    In fact I’ve bought a lot from that seller, all of them brand new. Are you saying...
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    Your pricing and shipping is way too high. $11.51...

    Your pricing and shipping is way too high. $11.51 shipping on a 1/2" EM? That should be $4 or $5, $8 if you want to make a couple bucks.

    Pricing on the actual items is only a small discount from...
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    Your at it
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