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  1. LOL at any business owner seeking permission to...

    LOL at any business owner seeking permission to up their prices.

    I don't care if there is "Mama needs a new car" surcharge. Raise your prices and let your customer decide if they'll do business...
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    Milling Glock 19 slide- need direction

    Hey Guys, I'm looking to add some MRDS to a Glock or two and would love to just mill my existing slides. I'm not looking to get fancy or artistic with it I just want a finished result that will be...
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    OT Automatic glass sliding doors

    I am looking at ways to save some space in an additional unit we just took over and sliding doors seem like a good option.

    I have a need for 2 doors both 6 foot wide. Ideally they would open only...
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    The guys on the "Machinist Therapy Hotline"...

    The guys on the "Machinist Therapy Hotline" podcast we just talking about Mori DMG and I was surprised to hear the negative experience. I would think it depends entirely on how big of a customer you...
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    Definitely not going to be buying a a Haas for...

    Definitely not going to be buying a a Haas for this project. I like this customer and want to keep them...
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    I can't believe I didn't include size and...

    I can't believe I didn't include size and material. facepalm

    The project in question only needs about 7 inch Sqr but I'd like 12X12X12 at a minimum.

    Aluminum, Copper, stainless.

    I need the...
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    High speed spindle machines

    I am starting to compile info on some high speed spindle machines. I am currently using 45K spindle speeders but can see a need for a more suitable machine.
    12x12x12 envelope preferable. 7x7 needed....
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    I have a hunch it is going to hurt more small...

    I have a hunch it is going to hurt more small business than it helps.

    I don't see any benefit to it if a business is operating with close to normal revenues.
  9. A horizontal will make you lazy if you let it. ...

    A horizontal will make you lazy if you let it.

    If your parts are a good fit I would absolutely get one and not look back.

    In machine probing, broken tool detection, redundant tooling, pallet...
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    I'm going to make a full captured ball groove...

    I'm going to make a full captured ball groove fixture with lid. I've approached acrylic round drilling the same way with good results.

    The thin wall gave me more of a concern in regards to...
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    Drilling srategy for Invar 36

    I might have working in Invar at some point but it's been a long time. I need to drill a .468 hole 5 inches through a .5 rod. I have 1000 PSI through tool coolant available. What drill do you exotic...
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    Being a good machinist and running a successful...

    Being a good machinist and running a successful business are two different skill sets.

    I for myself, and I suspect most others here, would like to spend all of my time on the machines as opposed...
  13. Thread: Help with a vice

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    New stuff in boxes and original owners just up...

    New stuff in boxes and original owners just up and left?

    Sounds like you're sitting on a bunch of stolen goods, or stolen bads if it's all from HF.
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    I just got the higher end Cub 52 inch from the...

    I just got the higher end Cub 52 inch from the local shop and so far I like it. I was coming from a 20 year old JD rider that spent it's life before me under a tarp in the woods. It's an upgrade to...
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    Busy as we have ever been. Our current customers...

    Busy as we have ever been. Our current customers have been swamping us with new work to quote.

    I'm glad I haven't had to deal with someone sending work to me because their normal shop isn't...
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    This is the first thing I thought of when all the...

    This is the first thing I thought of when all the TP trouble started.
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    Experience. 5 minute review of print and...

    Experience.

    5 minute review of print and solids.
    5 minutes to send an email to my material supplier.
    5 minutes to add up some program/run time.

    After all that do a quick review to see if you...
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    We are going to be stepping into a brave new...

    We are going to be stepping into a brave new world.

    Cut the fat. I can't imagine anyone is going to really come out smelling like roses.
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    I did not have a need to go to the gun shop...

    I did not have a need to go to the gun shop during this recent run on guns and I'm glad. Some places selling ammo marked up 300%. I am concerned about a bunch of people buying firearms without a...
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    With a dovetail cutter.

    With a dovetail cutter.
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    Dear customer, My kids still get hungry and my...

    Dear customer,

    My kids still get hungry and my bank wants their mortgage payment during this Coronavirus. In addition Fat Tony said, and I quote, "I don't give no shits, get my money."

    I want...
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    I'm not optimistic. I think our country is in for...

    I'm not optimistic. I think our country is in for a world of hurt with the rest of the world getting a ride along. I'm just saying that from a cash flow standpoint we will be able to live long enough...
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    I was writing up a help wanted ad not long ago...

    I was writing up a help wanted ad not long ago and decided it would be worth tabling for the time being. We are down to 3 full time and 2 part time so I see no reason to not come to work.

    Just...
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    I could see his figure if it was actually left...

    I could see his figure if it was actually left alone. It hasn't been so I personally don't think it will get remotely that bad. I believe at this point we know it is more contagious and more deadly...
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    double post.

    double post.
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