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    That is really cool. I wonder if it will cut...

    That is really cool. I wonder if it will cut sheetmetal too.
  2. You never know unless you try, but I would be...

    You never know unless you try, but I would be hesitant. It says that you raise or lower the leveling pad with a thumbwheel, which means it probably won't be very stiff.

    If you go the machinery...
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    Not if you design your smokestack right. As I was...

    Not if you design your smokestack right. As I was taught in England "make sure the plume is twice as high as the stack before it spreads out, then all of the pollution will land in Scandinavia."
  4. We did a PODS unit when we moved west after...

    We did a PODS unit when we moved west after college and everything fit in one. Years later when we moved back across the country, PODS wasn't the cheapest option, so we went with U-haul U-boxes. They...
  5. Relative humidity in New England in winter is far...

    Relative humidity in New England in winter is far lower than in an open top Conex crossing the Pacific. And LPS-3 is only a liquid while you're spraying it on. It's basically wax in solvent; it stays...
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    That's a never ending problem, but it's an...

    That's a never ending problem, but it's an engineering/design problem, not a QC problem.

    The place I used to work, the engineers could sign off "use as is" on parts they designed if they failed...
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    Can you pawn this off on students at one of the...

    Can you pawn this off on students at one of the local colleges or community colleges? Oops, sorry, I meant to say "Can you involve some undergraduate researchers from a local college or community...
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    I'd look at Automation Direct's offerings. They...

    I'd look at Automation Direct's offerings. They are cheap and decent.
  9. Enerpac is not the only company making 10ksi...

    Enerpac is not the only company making 10ksi hydraulic systems, just the most expensive. All of them are pretty much interchangeable.

    Enerpac bought Simplex, which is less expensive. Even the...
  10. I have only packed stuff for two month ocean...

    I have only packed stuff for two month ocean voyages. We would spray everything we could with LPS3, pack it full of dessicant, and boat shrink wrap it, taping all of the openings, even around the...
  11. The PODS brand uses a spiffy little hydraulic...

    The PODS brand uses a spiffy little hydraulic straddle lift. It's a slick setup and they can put it down wherever you want. YMMV with other companies.
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    The Wera handles really are nice. I've been...

    The Wera handles really are nice.

    I've been looking at one of their screwdrivers with bits in the handle. When I'm building machines I wear a belt pouch with some tools on it. I usually carry one...
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    I like the Wera screwdrivers, but for hex keys I...

    I like the Wera screwdrivers, but for hex keys I really like the Wiha Magic Ring hex keys. If you do any tricky assembly/disassembly work, the time and effort they save is amazing.
  14. If you are talking tax treatment, you may be...

    If you are talking tax treatment, you may be correct, with the exception that you can't avoid paying payroll tax on all of the money. You need to pay yourself a "reasonable" salary. This salary will...
  15. You are correct; if you plan ahead, you can take...

    You are correct; if you plan ahead, you can take money out as salary. You won't pay corporate income tax on those dollars, but you will owe payroll taxes and personal income tax on them. You also...
  16. Assuming you are a disregarded entity (i.e. you...

    Assuming you are a disregarded entity (i.e. you put your business on your Schedule C) paying yourself is easy. You just take a draw. When you give your books to your accountant, make sure you tell...
  17. You are talking about tax treatment, not whether...

    You are talking about tax treatment, not whether the company is an LLC or a corporation. As an LLC, you can elect S-corp taxation, just as you can with a corporation.

    A bit OT from the original...
  18. For a small business, there's no real advantage...

    For a small business, there's no real advantage to being a corporation. Being an LLC gives you much more flexibility.

    Separate from your company structure is how you're taxed. You have a partner,...
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    They tried, but it didn't catch on. Gradian -...

    They tried, but it didn't catch on.

    Gradian - Wikipedia
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    Just copy McMaster, no one else comes close....

    Just copy McMaster, no one else comes close. Their system does handle multiple manufacturers, for example with adhesives.
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    I like SPI for stuff like this. Good quality,...

    I like SPI for stuff like this. Good quality, good price.
  22. Thread: Insurance

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    Get a good insurance agent. Trying to figure this...

    Get a good insurance agent. Trying to figure this out yourself is a fool's errand. General liability may or may not cover you, it will probably exclude professional liability. Here are a few...
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    It all depends on the tolerances, there are a lot...

    It all depends on the tolerances, there are a lot of cases where "looks right, all the features are present, and the holes will bolt up" is a good enough inspection. I had some grind spacers that...
  24. Most pelton wheels are one piece these days, at...

    Most pelton wheels are one piece these days, at least the new-build ones I've seen. The plant I've been to has them cast to near-net (+1/4" or so) but it took a lot of working with the foundry to get...
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    Most custom boat stuff I see they are milling the...

    Most custom boat stuff I see they are milling the molds directly out of tooling foam with a 5-axis router, then some putty-ing and sanding steps. This works quite well if you're only doing a few p
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