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    Ohh jeez...I can't miss an opportunity to show of...

    Ohh jeez...I can't miss an opportunity to show of "Pit Stop"! As best I can tell it is a 1974 Namco, rated for 1900lbs.
    The day he landed:

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    386 hours on the clock at that time.

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  2. You just have to have the quantity to justify not...

    You just have to have the quantity to justify not only the investment in $$$$. But, also time.
    People think making fixtures is time consuming? Wait until you have to start playing with...
  3. I am definitely in the "I would rather own...

    I am definitely in the "I would rather own another spindle, than pay another paycheck" camp!
    But, not all work lends itself to that mentality.
  4. I have done enough hiring for other peoples shops...

    I have done enough hiring for other peoples shops to know: I have had much better luck hiring inexperienced people. And, training them.
    Than, trying to hire actual machinists. Every time we ever...
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    Haven't seen any tall parts in a while. All of a...

    Haven't seen any tall parts in a while. All of a sudden, I'm running two that are about 3" tall, LOL.
    Running this lanky bastard in one machine:

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    Can't show those parts.
    But, they are...
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    What could possibly go wrong?!
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  7. Been there done that burnt the T-shirt!

    Been there done that burnt the T-shirt!
  8. I agree with this ^^^^^ 100% !!!!!! I will...

    I agree with this ^^^^^ 100% !!!!!!

    I will rely on my judge of character every time over a "contract".
  9. Dave, could that dream machine replace your haas...

    Dave, could that dream machine replace your haas lathe and a mill?
    If you are adamant about remaining a basically one man band (I dont blame you!) that scenario could possibly increase throughput?...
  10. I understand why you say not to let one customer...

    I understand why you say not to let one customer be more than 40%. But, don't necessarily agree with it.
    If that were a hard/fast rule? I would be out of business right now.
    Yea, the point could be...
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    I know. I bought some cheap beer Friday. (sad...

    I know. I bought some cheap beer Friday. (sad part is, I actually liked the stuff, LOL)
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    LOL, how many times have you seen that work out?!...

    LOL, how many times have you seen that work out?! Me? Exactly ZERO (out of many attempts).
    I have seen some full-time sales guys that make shit happen. But, I can not afford that guy.
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    I am down to two fairly steady customers. One...

    I am down to two fairly steady customers. One local, one not.
    And, two or three that were never big accounts anyways.

    I pushed a lot of the smaller ones away when I was so damn busy. Of all those...
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    I know. And, a salesman I am NOT! Too fuckin'...

    I know. And, a salesman I am NOT! Too fuckin' honest, and rough around the edges!
  15. Around 2005 I was tasked with getting a CNC shop...

    Around 2005 I was tasked with getting a CNC shop set up in a rich dudes back yard.
    He had three new HAAS VF2ss machines, and a HAAS SL20 lathe with C and live tools.
    We ran them all off a CAT...
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    I know, your washers are holding up...

    I know, your washers are holding up fantastically! :D
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    Yea, I knew the risks! And, yea, I'm down. But,...

    Yea, I knew the risks! And, yea, I'm down. But, not out! I don't have much quit in me, LOL

    I've said it before, and it is still true: I can easily pay the mortgage with just me and the machines...
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    I had a bit of a "holy crap" moment the other...

    I had a bit of a "holy crap" moment the other day.
    The first 5.5 years went by so damn fast its not even funny. Almost like it wasn't real.
    Anyways, I was sitting here, remembering how scared I was...
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    I am kind of starting to regret not selling the...

    I am kind of starting to regret not selling the Brother in May when I had a buyer!
    I can easily handle the current demand for those parts in the haas right now.
    It was supposed to ramp up higher in...
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    We were 110' last week :mad5:

    We were 110' last week :mad5:
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    nice to see you back (I think).

    nice to see you back (I think).
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    Duly noted. Thanks.

    Duly noted. Thanks.
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    You are not going to get anywhere near a true to...

    You are not going to get anywhere near a true to the model part for $9ea.
    All those fillets and rads make that a $50 part. With a 100pc minimum. Paid in advance (cause anybody that has been doing...
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    Yea, it does. I always thought the same thing...

    Yea, it does. I always thought the same thing about Dave's place as well. I like the cleanliness though!
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    Well, we are well in to the 100's temp wise now....

    Well, we are well in to the 100's temp wise now. I saw 102 today.
    So far, with machines running, the shop stays a very comfy 76' (set on 76') until about noon.
    We are working 5-1 right now (I use...
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