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    One lathe that was sort made for this, primarily...

    One lathe that was sort made for this, primarily wood but could do metal, was the Goodell Pratt. I suspect the maker of mostly woodworking tools thought it would an great market shtick. What it was...
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    I got sucked in briefly on the other forum, but...

    I got sucked in briefly on the other forum, but really, how do you guys have time for Captain Fantastic and this BS?
  3. On the 10ee, the apron oil pump pumps oil to the...

    On the 10ee, the apron oil pump pumps oil to the bottom cross slide ways. Most other lathe use a gravity feed from wells up above so it seems a bit off at first. The lines feeding this (under the...
  4. go ask the municipality. Worst case look at the...

    go ask the municipality. Worst case look at the assessment rolls, that'll tell you the owner and search from there
  5. Like John says, you only need one side scraped...

    Like John says, you only need one side scraped and it should be something more acute than the dovetail. Scrape it flat, don't grind it flat. Ground surfaces are a bit of pita to print from. I've...
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    We do that so that our suppliers can't easily go...

    We do that so that our suppliers can't easily go direct. You guys are maybe a bit paranoid



    I didn't say there was zero risk. You are in litigious society with juries for civil cases and...
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    wow. If feel like there has to be more to this. ...

    wow. If feel like there has to be more to this. Is it just done between business owners to avoid tax? It might be ok if its the two principals behind two small business, but directed to an...
  8. Mostly, it doesn't happen and the odds of getting...

    Mostly, it doesn't happen and the odds of getting financed are about zero - if you have little knowledge or experience in an industry. I spent a bunch of time in corporate finance; very few deals...
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    now you're expected to do patent searches as...

    now you're expected to do patent searches as well? Unless something is really stinky, just make the parts. Or don't, its your business. The question was about drawings that said copyright, not...
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    go grab Peter's lathe. He's a good guy and knows...

    go grab Peter's lathe. He's a good guy and knows what he's doing - I'd have no worries buying from him.

    You WILL be so much happier with a real lathe!
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    where did I say "zero liability"? I said zero...

    where did I say "zero liability"? I said zero ability and was specifically on determine the legitimacy of the customers possession and right to use the IP (drawings). The statement was qualified...
  12. one thing that concerns me about levels within...

    one thing that concerns me about levels within tiers, you now 16 pay rates. Add in 5 or 6 categories and I've got way more pay rates than guys. And 16 tests! I can see that having some merit in a...
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    sorry about the extremely delayed response. With...

    sorry about the extremely delayed response. With so many forums I check a few regularly. No doubt by now you've solved the problem, but the link above is fixed if anyone in future is looking for it
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    Why is this even an issue? Anyone spend their...

    Why is this even an issue? Anyone spend their days questioning a customers right to have a part made?

    copyright means you can't legally copy the drawing. It imposes no restrictions on building...
  15. absolutely!....figured that out the day I got my...

    absolutely!....figured that out the day I got my first employee :)
  16. I can't vary pay based on what I think their...

    I can't vary pay based on what I think their needs are. Wages are a market, an exchange of time & skills for money. I have to structure pay at the market price of what it takes to get the skills I...
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    nobody brazes anymore? I like gas welding for...

    nobody brazes anymore? I like gas welding for thin stuff, like thin walled tubing etc.
  18. imo it would be impossible to stop, but its also...

    imo it would be impossible to stop, but its also a moot point. If it was such a buyers market that I could afford get rid of good talent over a coffee break conversation, well, I wouldn't have any...
  19. not this guy. never going there, think its bad...

    not this guy. never going there, think its bad business. its too detached, both as an incentive to join and as reward for something and it becomes an expectation rather than a reward which is the...
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    check out Shopify? The fact that they make a cut...

    check out Shopify? The fact that they make a cut of every sale (they're the payment processor) I think makes them more prone to make the front end eally easy and give lots of support.

    I do it all...
  21. thanks for the input. You've got me thinking...

    thanks for the input. You've got me thinking twice about attitude. My thought for including it was to have some way of encouraging improvement other than the binary its good enough to be here or...
  22. Tiered Pay Structures - what works what doesn't

    I'm seriously looking at going to a tiered pay structure. Various categories of work, each with three tiers of set wages.

    The criteria I've thought of using to determine someones tier is Skills...
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    thanks for the input guys. The problem with...

    thanks for the input guys. The problem with trying to do anything with it ourselves is that I i'm diverting attention away from something else, maybe billable, and even if we're successful the...
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    does this old Mazak have any value?

    I've got this Mazak VTC-16. Never used it, got it with some other items. powers up but the screen doesn't come on. Someone suggested a video card, but I really have no idea.

    We need the space...
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    I just did this on the weekend to hold a small...

    I just did this on the weekend to hold a small headstock casting in a mill vise so I could mill the bottom. I used bondo in a baggy, it worked well. The part gets scraped afterwards so wasn't ...
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