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    This is essentially what my accountant friend...

    This is essentially what my accountant friend told me to do.

    She said start an LLC and as you pay yourself a "Draw" from the company the best thing you can do is loan it right back to the company...
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    I run Brown and Sharpe screw machines with 12'...

    I run Brown and Sharpe screw machines with 12' long bar stock. I have 10' long tubes for bar stock. The bigger machines I have the back end in a 55 gallon drum with a hole cut in the lid for the...
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    I like to call these "consumption" taxes. I am in...

    I like to call these "consumption" taxes. I am in favor of them. If we all pay a flat income tax of like 15-20 percent and then are taxed on things we buy that arent food or clothing I think it would...
  4. I know someone who sells a product through MSC. I...

    I know someone who sells a product through MSC. I dont know how he got the deal done but that would be a place to start.

    MSC, Grainger, McMaster, etc. All distribute to industry.
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    Whats your email? I can send you the layouts I...

    Whats your email? I can send you the layouts I started with and what the toolmaker came up with. It is for a 2G machine.

    My Brown and Sharpe book did have a section that showed the hundreds needed...
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    I recently read the book on how to design them...

    I recently read the book on how to design them from scratch. I was making one on a 3d model and was going to send it to a shop with a waterjet or a shop with a cnc mill for the cutting. As I was...
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    I know this will show up on google searches as...

    I know this will show up on google searches as well. I know when I search google for things machining related it sends me here quite a bit. I then made an acct and joined the community. Its great...
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    Finished the job with 1 form tap which ran...

    Finished the job with 1 form tap which ran another 6000 parts. 1 drill which got black pretty bad but still made cuts and still didnt break. All said and done I used 1 drill and 1 form tap to run 6k...
  9. I dont do these jobs anymore. I learned a long...

    I dont do these jobs anymore. I learned a long time ago that its too stressfull and un needed. If the job is that rushed its usually because it has small margins and has been put off for more...
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    If you need something quiet go with a screw...

    If you need something quiet go with a screw compressor. I have a piston compressor going on 30 years and it is way too loud if I have to work near it all day long.
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    They are the most expensive of them all. I used...

    They are the most expensive of them all. I used to use them 25 years ago for material finishes. I had them quote me a job 6 months ago. It took 6 weeks to get me a quote back and another 6 weeks to...
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    All my regular suppliers are at Smith and Wesson...

    All my regular suppliers are at Smith and Wesson weekly. Any special orders from my regular suppliers are mill runs. EMJ mostly pulls from the Chicago warehouse and only lists 3/16 round.

    I know...
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    Thanks. I know they (Mcmaster) are always more...

    Thanks. I know they (Mcmaster) are always more expensive but if I have to grind or machine a lot more material away it can bring the cost way up anyway.

    I am pretty sure I can live with .125...
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    Small diameter 4140 firearms stock

    I am always finding it difficult to get anything under .375-.500 round stock.

    I got 16 different firearms parts to quote and they dont have any surface finish requirements. I was thinking of...
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    HARDINGE T8 5/8" Knurling Tool w/ 5/8" Shank ...

    HARDINGE T8 5/8" Knurling Tool w/ 5/8" Shank H-396 - $149.99 | PicClick

    This Is what I use on Screw Machines. Just have to change the angle of the rolls to get whatever knurl you...
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    Only a slotting attachment for a dedicated job....

    Only a slotting attachment for a dedicated job. Most of my work doesnt need 2nd op. Only Stainless needs lapping.

    I have been interested in thread rolling lately. I like the idea of a vertical...
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    I had a Stainless rep in here last week who says...

    I had a Stainless rep in here last week who says he is from the 2nd biggest Stainless mill globally. They didnt have a problem selling me small quantities either. I am leaning on trying them out to...
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    I do have a deburring wheel that I chuck up on a...

    I do have a deburring wheel that I chuck up on a lathe to deburr some rods. I have seen this same wheel used on these attachments. My old man told me they can/are used for deburring on the machine...
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    I have never tried. I dont have a pick off...

    I have never tried. I dont have a pick off attachment on my OO. I have 1 on a 2G and 1 on an OG. The OG is a dedicated job thats slotted. The 2G one came with the machine I recently bought. I just...
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    When I ran it 8 months ago I had it on a 50...

    When I ran it 8 months ago I had it on a 50 second cam and it worked great. I know there was some wasted time on it but it worked so I just went with it and let it run. This time I couldnt get it to...
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    Ran all day today. Not a problem at all. Even ran...

    Ran all day today. Not a problem at all. Even ran unattended most of the day.
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    Got the form taps in today and got a good 2 hour...

    Got the form taps in today and got a good 2 hour run with them. no problems at all. ran great for almost 200 parts.

    I will run this all day tomorrow and see if I can get 700 holes tapped. I feel...
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    Lower carbon content makes the material easier to...

    Lower carbon content makes the material easier to machine as well. Every grade of 300 series Stainless that I have machined over the years have given me way better results when I order "L". Its just...
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    Retail is 2x Wholesale. Wholesale is 2x...

    Retail is 2x Wholesale.

    Wholesale is 2x Manufactured sale price.

    Manufactured is usually 20% more than cost to manufacture.

    If you get 25-30% more than manufactured cost it can lead to...
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    I have the TiCN Form taps coming in tomorrow....

    I have the TiCN Form taps coming in tomorrow. With a number 33 drill. Says it will give me 67.5%-70% threads. I have about 5000 more of these to make. I will gladly update.

    I did get the material...
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