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  1. One of the most simple things that I think you...

    One of the most simple things that I think you can do to get your employees in line is to have a sit-down with them over lunch on a Friday and lay out a few things. It helps employees to know "where...
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    Paying the least amount of labor is not...

    Paying the least amount of labor is not necessarily a Capitalist characteristic. Capitalism and Free Markets dictate that you pay people based on what they are can do for your business, how much...
  3. Hmmm, I always thought it was the other way...

    Hmmm, I always thought it was the other way around, billet being superior to the forgings. Learn something new every day.
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    I've never understood the logic in how companies...

    I've never understood the logic in how companies distribute vacation time based on seniority. People my age are likely to have young families that they want, need and should be spending time with...
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    Check out the CastBoolits site, there's lots of...

    Check out the CastBoolits site, there's lots of guys there that swage and several have posted threads showing how they built their dies. If you want Corbin dies you better be ready for frustratingly...
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    If you indicate your barrel to be running true...

    If you indicate your barrel to be running true where your throat is going to end up then predrill, then single point it to the same angle as the body of the chamber with a boring bar to the shoulder...
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    Speerchucker can do it however he wants to. There...

    Speerchucker can do it however he wants to. There are several smiths who choose not to do it that way and can tell of their results in match shooting. Allowing the pilot to follow the bore is not...
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    Me too. The bore can be shaped like a banana,...

    Me too.

    The bore can be shaped like a banana, but if the bullet engages the rifling in line with the centerline of the bore at that point and exits the muzzle cleanly, the "bend" or runout of the...
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    I know of 3 of the smiths who have chimed into...

    I know of 3 of the smiths who have chimed into this discussion and their work doesn't need any silly test, it has already been tested and proven in match shooting. None of'm are chambering 2 feet out...
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    The answer isn't that simple, it's a yes, no or...

    The answer isn't that simple, it's a yes, no or depends....depending on which listed NFA item you are talking about and who's buying it. Not all NFA "weapons" are created equal and there have been...
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    While Gary's comments of discouragement are not...

    While Gary's comments of discouragement are not what this thread is about, he does bring up a good point about making your money work for you. You working for money and money working for you do not...
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    Don't cut the kids pay, what may save the company...

    Don't cut the kids pay, what may save the company a couple dollars in the short run will most likely sour the kid and cost the company in the long run.

    Math is one of those things that if you...
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    I used to work for a Chrysler parts distribution...

    I used to work for a Chrysler parts distribution center when I was in college, pulling orders and loading trucks for dealer parts orders. The warehouseing system was pretty outdated inventory-wise....
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    At least 5 months later!

    At least 5 months later!
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    I'm not a machine shop owner, but I have owned my...

    I'm not a machine shop owner, but I have owned my own small business and failed and learned from those mistakes that I could share with you.

    First thing is to write a business plan. Regardless of...
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    I agree!! In the "Great American Race to the...

    I agree!!

    In the "Great American Race to the Bottom", companies spend all kind of money and resources on things that won't make their company any better just to avoid paying an employee the same...
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    One thing I learned as a little kid is that when...

    One thing I learned as a little kid is that when I didn't get the answer I wanted out of Dad, ask Mom. Whether or not your Mom is involved in the business, she will probably have some say in getting...
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    If you tell someone "good morning", you know they...

    If you tell someone "good morning", you know they hear you but fail to acknowledge you are even there then chances are they are just a miserable asshole. If everyone is doing the same, you may have...
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    The higher the gear ratio, the more fuel you are...

    The higher the gear ratio, the more fuel you are going to use if everything else remains equal. RPM's=Fuel burn. Diesels definitely have that "sweet spot" they like to run at, mine is right around...
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    Fixee, I appreciate the time and thought you...

    Fixee,

    I appreciate the time and thought you put into this post and agree with much of what you say. But, fact is America is a Republic (supposed to be anyways), that's run like a democracy. THAT...
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    That would be correct sir! The old early 90's 12V...

    That would be correct sir! The old early 90's 12V cummins that you could hear from a mile away would get great gas milage, the only thing holding them back some was that their gear ratios tended to...
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    Talking 3/4 and 1 ton trucks here, the emmissions...

    Talking 3/4 and 1 ton trucks here, the emmissions requirements that went into effect around 2007 are a little on the heavy handed side, imo, and don't take into consideration the big picture. What...
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    DPF = Diesel Particulate Filter not Fluid and you...

    DPF = Diesel Particulate Filter not Fluid and you don't have to add anything to the new diesels at refuel. The DPF traps the soot, when the sensor tells the computer that the DPF is loaded with soot...
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    If AC isn't an option, then running fans is going...

    If AC isn't an option, then running fans is going to be your best bet. Just blowing hot air around isn't going to help. I was just working on my boat out in the garage for the past few hours, it's...
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    Why-O, Why-O, Why-O would anyone move TO Ohio? If...

    Why-O, Why-O, Why-O would anyone move TO Ohio? If you are looking to move shop, can move ANYWHERE and operate your business, what would you move it to Ohio for? I realize this response isn't very...
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