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  1. I no longer own my shop Bob, nor did I have any...

    I no longer own my shop Bob, nor did I have any employees anyways. Just a guy that came in to turn for me and I'd throw him money on the side.

    I know a lot of places that pay their operators or...
  2. How do you think the $15 Federal minimum wage increase will affect manufacturing?

    How do you think the $15 Federal minimum wage increase will affect manufacturing?
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    MAS-A5 operations manual in PDF?

    Does anybody have the MAS-A5 operations manual in PDF? Having trouble finding a source for it.
  4. Hmmm thats unfortunate. Mastercam learned the...

    Hmmm thats unfortunate. Mastercam learned the hard way by making their software innaccesible. Now I believe they offer one year educational seats . I do have a business LLC for a shop I dissolved....
  5. Anybody know a good educational source for Esprit milling?

    I will be joining a company shortly that uses the Esprit software. I only have experience with Mastercam. I did email Esprit about an educational copy, but its only been 48 hours and they havent...
  6. I will research Grand Rapids, thanks. Couldnt do...

    I will research Grand Rapids, thanks. Couldnt do Detroit, I know it probably wouldnt be a week before I am on the news for being an "evil southerner" that had the nerve to kill a man in self defense.
  7. Nope, city center is a lot more expensive than...

    Nope, city center is a lot more expensive than that, millions! The problem with Austin is the design. Houston and San Antonio have multiple circle freeways that sprawl is built around. Austin is...
  8. Ha, small world. Blacks and Kruez market are...

    Ha, small world. Blacks and Kruez market are some of my favorites. I actually did my own thing too for about four years. Financed a new Haas vf-2 and leased time on an ST-25. Had a small shop...
  9. What are the best small towns for machining that also have a low cost of living?

    Currently looking for work in Austin, TX. The median home cost here is $426,000., and rent reflects that. Shops just dont want to pay a livable wage here, so I have decided to move on. Id really...
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    This is why I just don't buy the "but prices will...

    This is why I just don't buy the "but prices will increase" response. Look at trucks and all the consumer goods that have gone offshore, they have only gotten more expensive AND WHILE increasing...
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    This is what $640,000 will get you in Austin, TX....

    This is what $640,000 will get you in Austin, TX. I'm thinking about moving to Arizona or South Dakota.


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    Bob, how old are you if you dont mind me asking? ...

    Bob, how old are you if you dont mind me asking? I am 36, and the way things are going I will never own a home of my own or be able to raise a family unless I think drastically outside of the box. ...
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    Like this guys. When I see this I want to pull...

    Like this guys. When I see this I want to pull my hair out. This same place probably has zero issue paying their HR and office workers 70k a year.

    Machinist Jobs, Employment in Dallas, TX |...
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    Bob, I feel $25-$30 with possibility of...

    Bob, I feel $25-$30 with possibility of consistent overtime is "reasonable" in todays market, and thats something I'd take. However, its not actually reasonable for the knowledge and skill a senior...
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    Oh I wasnt trying to sell myself. I was just...

    Oh I wasnt trying to sell myself. I was just trying to highlight the fact that there are plenty of Machinists....Or were. Its just that we don't want to work for peanuts. Sadly, what other shops...
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    Recently disolved my shop and am looking for...

    Recently disolved my shop and am looking for work. Some background, I am Mastercam certified professional, Solidworks certified professional, and have 18 years of HMC and VMC experience. Very one...
  17. Yeah its a 2016. The Z bearings are on their way...

    Yeah its a 2016. The Z bearings are on their way out too. The issue isn't that I was down 3 days and spent $1000. The issue is that they had the fix before they sold me the machine. It should...
  18. Haas battery/circuit and coolant filter replacement issues on brand new machine

    I purchased a new Haas VF-2 from the factory and have since had to replace the coolant filter system $500, and now the battery backup circuit board ($550). The problem is for whatever reason, the...
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    I find it hilarious that they couldn't afford a...

    I find it hilarious that they couldn't afford a $20 license for their video music. You can still hear the premiumbeat.com watermark in the beginning :D
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    Dang, appreciate the info.

    Dang, appreciate the info.
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    I just assumed or would hope the program could be...

    I just assumed or would hope the program could be customized to a shops specific operations.
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    Thoughts on Costimator by MTI systems?

    I'm a one man show and I'm wasting tons of time coming up with quotes. I want something that I can just load in a CAD file or type in a few numbers from a print and have consistent quotes. I came...
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    Step one : Put it in a 55 gallon barrel sideways...

    Step one : Put it in a 55 gallon barrel sideways in the bed of your truck, keep tailgate open.
    Step two : Drive up hill
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    What kind of experienced machinist is going to...

    What kind of experienced machinist is going to work for 18 hr? Is this 1990? Buckees gas station starts at 13 hr. Maybe there is some entitlement on your end?
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    Customer won't pay

    This is a first for me. Hopefully the only. I finished a relatively complex order for a company and their design didn't work. By their logic, since their design was bad and the parts don't work...
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