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    Now I remember another disaster. Customer wanted...

    Now I remember another disaster. Customer wanted to build his own 3500 watt inverters. He currently was buying them and selling them at a mark up. He figured he could pay less and sell a higher...
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    Maybe he has a mobile machine "reconditioning"...

    Maybe he has a mobile machine "reconditioning" service for those machinery dealers that repaint junk and think it is now worth a fortune.
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    A lot of people don't understand the mathematics...

    A lot of people don't understand the mathematics of electricity, pretty sure most here do. That used to drive me nuts when I was selling dual alternator kits. No matter how often I explained the math...
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    My screen name was from selling dual alternator...

    My screen name was from selling dual alternator kits to the limousine industry. I got on that ship right before it sunk. The limousine building industry was wiped out by the recession and never...
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    I just got an offer for exclusive and repeat...

    I just got an offer for exclusive and repeat work, but I rejected it and asked for an extra 6 days lead time. We will see what happens, the lead time was 20 days, I wanted 26 as my calendar is booked...
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    My accounting software is no longer updated for...

    My accounting software is no longer updated for my operating system so I have to paste text files and then save as PDFs, it won't send e-mail anymore. Trying to hold off replacing it till I am forced...
  7. Where are you shopping for prices. Is there still...

    Where are you shopping for prices. Is there still 3 scrap dealers in Pomona/Ontario and two in Riverside?
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    Why not find a polishing company that returns...

    Why not find a polishing company that returns clean parts? I had a customer that would send aluminum alternator cases out for polishing, the third time was the charm as he finally found a place that...
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    I am pretty sure you won't be able to get any...

    I am pretty sure you won't be able to get any work along those lines without an ISO type quality management control system, that a home shop isn't going to be able to get. Anyone doing that type work...
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    No need to get bent. Pretty sure someone doing...

    No need to get bent. Pretty sure someone doing sheet metal and Swiss work are very, very, rare, even if they are doing them in two different places.
  11. A small sample but it seems to me a lot of the...

    A small sample but it seems to me a lot of the chains try to take people to the cleaners on vehicle inspection repairs. I was in a Merchants Tire getting tires when a guy with the exact same vehicle...
  12. Due to a couple bum shoulders and a fused lower...

    Due to a couple bum shoulders and a fused lower spine playing DIY guy can flat out suck sometimes, especially because of the opioid crisis people with lifelong pain cannot get pain killers or muscle...
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    They pay direct deposit to your bank account two...

    They pay direct deposit to your bank account two days a month, it should work out to about 30 days +/- a week. I often have to submit invoices multiple time before they get in a system I think runs...
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    I worked in 8 shops that had Swiss before...

    I worked in 8 shops that had Swiss before becoming self employed. Two of them were pretty large OEMs. I have also been in many others while job hunting, I never saw one that had any sheet metal...
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    Did you own your mistakes or did you blame...

    Did you own your mistakes or did you blame everyone but yourself? Did you act like a know it all and talk down to everyone that was trying to give you sound advice?
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    Do you have the world's greatest memory or are...

    Do you have the world's greatest memory or are you always "digging".?
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    I answered your question, now how about you...

    I answered your question, now how about you answer mine. Why are you the only one in here other than Perry himself that sticks up for him? Is he your grandson?
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    I don't like people that don't take...

    I don't like people that don't take responsibility and play the blame game, people like that rub me the wrong way. It brings back bad memories of people that played work place politics in a land long...
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    Nope, MFG never got any of my money. I did pay...

    Nope, MFG never got any of my money. I did pay for a couple RFQ sites ages ago but they were low fee start ups and they all quickly failed. I think one was called Quality Vendor, I maybe burned $100...
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    The backer named Phillip Mickelsen on Kickstarter...

    The backer named Phillip Mickelsen on Kickstarter is such a blind homer you wonder if it is the alter ego of Perry. I was waiting to hear Perry claim an errant Iranian missile meant for US troops hit...
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    I don't think AS9100D is trolling, his company is...

    I don't think AS9100D is trolling, his company is just a good fit for Xometry where most shops here aren't. Kind of like that one member we have that made good money and contacts with MFG that...
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    I could tell you where not to look and one of...

    I could tell you where not to look and one of those would be Xometry, I haven't seen one Swiss job on my job board. I did get some Swiss jobs when I was doing DOD work, but the only real money per...
  23. The machine in question didn't even have a new...

    The machine in question didn't even have a new paint job. All they probably did was wipe down the outside with simple green and vacuum out the chips.
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    The time to edit my post must have expired, I...

    The time to edit my post must have expired, I didn't know there was a limit. Nice to see a pic, how about some info. What is the range of those collets? You also haven't even said if it works good.
  25. I think they also want to get your contact...

    I think they also want to get your contact information so they can bombard you with e-mails and phone calls forever. When I joined this forum I was shopping for a CNC lathe and trying to dispose of...
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