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    Oh, it was just a snarky comment that came to...

    Oh, it was just a snarky comment that came to mind this morning. I'm not sure I'd do things much different if I had it to do over. It's just been a hard year for a lot of reasons. But, that which...
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    Small Machine Shop Owner's Catch 22

    To successfully operate a small machine shop requires excellent critical thinking and decision making skills.

    Running a small business with the high costs associated with machining (equipment,...
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    Was a Scout leader for 17 years. Every year,...

    Was a Scout leader for 17 years. Every year, with each batch of new boys, we'd teach the Woods Tools Safety section and for the next 2 or 3 camp-outs every stick they could lift would be pointy. ...
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    There is money to be made cooking meth too. ...

    There is money to be made cooking meth too. Maybe you should try that rather than running a machine shop.
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    Functional and unpretentious layout. Enjoyably...

    Functional and unpretentious layout. Enjoyably casual language in the text. No grammar errors that I could see. I'm not a photography critic but I liked your photos. Well lit and all about the...
  6. I took a poll. 72% of my personalities believe...

    I took a poll. 72% of my personalities believe that running an extremely small business will drive you crazy. The other 28% think you have to be born crazy to want to run one. No matter what,...
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    Wow. I looked at pulling some money out of my...

    Wow. I looked at pulling some money out of my IRA in order to cover a shortfall that I expected to be a few months long. I talked with an accountant and the potential penalties (if the repayment...
  8. I live about an hour and a half southwest of...

    I live about an hour and a half southwest of there. I'm not sure what help I can be, but give me some more info and I'll see what I can do.
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    Here is a solution I came up with for little...

    Here is a solution I came up with for little parts. Once I realized how much less expensive sheet is than 1/8 x 3 flat bar, and since I've got to cut it any way, and since I have unusable scrap...
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    I ran a truly one man show for 11 years at which...

    I ran a truly one man show for 11 years at which point my son was old enough to start sweeping up (10). 4 years ago I hired a part time guy who became a full time guy. Then I hired another when the...
  11. Thread: Plasma brag

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    I can't say that I've been happy every day but...

    I can't say that I've been happy every day but overall my review is still positive.

    I have to say that I was expecting a little more from the control which is simply not as stable as a comparably...
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    In a slightly more serious vein than some of the...

    In a slightly more serious vein than some of the previous posts...
    Market to your competition in the architectural field. They are using parts similar to the ones you are making. Those are the...
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    I too am a Hypertherm disciple. I had a 45...

    I too am a Hypertherm disciple. I had a 45 (whatever preceded the power max.) One day it shot big blue sparks from the power board. I called them and they had one on hand, but they pointed out...
  14. National Standard makes a copper free wire. It...

    National Standard makes a copper free wire. It is my all purpose day to day wire. I'm sure other brands do too. Just ask your welding supplier or google around a bit.

    I'm with Matt on this one. ...
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    I do love seeing a big pile of inventory like...

    I do love seeing a big pile of inventory like that arrive. And by the time it's done I'm really glad it's gone. And, nice fixture.

    As far as the auto saw goes... in a few short years you'll have...
  16. I think that there is a fundamental difference in...

    I think that there is a fundamental difference in the valuation of time between the Self-employed and the Wage-earner. If a wage earner comes in hungover on a Monday (say, after a Super Bowl) and...
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    Speed is for snow, Eh?

    Speed is for snow, Eh?
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    Sorry, this is going to be off topic but the...

    Sorry, this is going to be off topic but the picture of the Power Plus triggered a memory...

    My dad has often told me of when he was nine or ten, his older brother Steve got an Indian with hand...
  19. Thread: Ox's Shop '08

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    I'd like to have a bumper sticker that says, "If...

    I'd like to have a bumper sticker that says, "If you can read this you'd be better off looking at my brake lights."
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    I have the manual version of that lathe. It is a...

    I have the manual version of that lathe. It is a good light duty machine. If your goal is to make small parts you could do a lot worse.
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    Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. It's...

    Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. It's reassuring to know it looks good to someone other than me.

    "Must have counterbalance valves in there?" No. The center of gravity crosses the fulcrum...
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    If you found the video boring bail out now. ...

    If you found the video boring bail out now.

    Here is the saga. I was approached in April by a local Ag equipment manufacturing company to design and build some assembly dollies for their new...
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    The end of a big design/fab job

    I thought some of you fab guys might enjoy a story about and some video of a project of mine. Well, enjoy might be stretching it but some of you will at least find it interesting.

    All the parts...
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    Ah... That is why I read PM. It helps me keep...

    Ah... That is why I read PM. It helps me keep my problems in perspective. A little disagreement about the definition of the word "square," 1500lbs of scrap and a day and a half lost labor vs. an...
  25. Manufacturers in Kansas are exempt from sales tax...

    Manufacturers in Kansas are exempt from sales tax on most things that are essential for production including material handling. I would think that since the OP sells industrial things he could...
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