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    To my limited understanding an LLC taxed as an S...

    To my limited understanding an LLC taxed as an S Corp is the best setup. Couple thoughts-

    -Find an accountant that will call you up and chew you out if you deserve it (I have deserved it a couple...
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    Find a Sharp SV-2412. Their resale prices have...

    Find a Sharp SV-2412. Their resale prices have dropped for some reason, but they are stout little machines and well suited for a garage startup. You should get the mill for mid teens, then have...
  3. Those BRM brushes are awesome. I was surprised...

    Those BRM brushes are awesome. I was surprised by the cost per brush at first, but they last so long that it doesn't even matter.

    You can also get the integrated holder from Maritool rather than...
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    Haas 5C Indexer with controller

    Working condition, can be plugged straight into an older Haas control, or triggered with an M code, or triggered manually by hitting the button.

    Asking $750, includes crating it up and shipping...
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    Also discussed was the phone support direct from...

    Also discussed was the phone support direct from China you would depend on if/when something breaks... I bought an orphan Tawanese lathe and so far it's worked out, but it being a fraction of any...
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    A lot of what makes Brothers special is kind of...

    A lot of what makes Brothers special is kind of wasted on that type of work. When you're going to have hours of surfacing run time, who cares what the acceleration or chip to chip tool change time...
  7. Thread: what am i worth?

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    Yep, maybe it is "just a vaccine", but it's not...

    Yep, maybe it is "just a vaccine", but it's not something that should be mandated.

    $32/hr for what you describe would be high down here, but it's the rural South so everything is (was?) lower.
  8. Leatherman Wave all the way, very well thought...

    Leatherman Wave all the way, very well thought out out. SOG makes good tools too, with more focus on the pliers and less on the other features.

    There's a lot of really good compact options for...
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    Because of the part you didn't quote. In my...

    Because of the part you didn't quote. In my experience the cheap calipers (dial or digital) don't last. In five years you'll still have spent $100, but you'll only have junk to show for it.

    Maybe...
  10. Don't judge me..... 6" rule Pen, mechanical...

    Don't judge me.....

    6" rule
    Pen, mechanical pencil, and sharpie
    9mm Olfa snap off blade utility knife
    Leatherman Wave
    AAA battery flashlight (currently a NiteIze, but I've gone through...
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    Shars micrometers are alright, and cheap enough...

    Shars micrometers are alright, and cheap enough to buy a bunch and not cry when the they are used as Kant Twist clamps.

    Calipers on the other hand... I tried to cheap out on 6" calipers when...
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    I haven't done 316, but rotary broaching 304...

    I haven't done 316, but rotary broaching 304 isn't too bad. Tool life isn't great, but that's just 304 for you.
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    Can't believe you all use cut taps. I use nothing...

    Can't believe you all use cut taps. I use nothing but form taps on 304 from 6-32 up to 1/4-20 (don't have tapped feature in stainless larger than that). Maybe something changes at the larger sizes?
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    I do not have an available 5 axis, but is this a...

    I do not have an available 5 axis, but is this a real thing? Sending your employee to run some other shops machine? Wouldn't you just job it out until you get the capability?
  15. That video popped up as recommended, and I like...

    That video popped up as recommended, and I like machine shop tours so I watched it. Hmm, seemed somehow familiar... Then you got to the Brother and I realized who you were.

    Very nice shop by the...
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    I'd be suspicious of that first developer. I...

    I'd be suspicious of that first developer. I built our current site with no prior training, and the stuff I'm referring to is minor things like a button color here or there. Some of the external...
  17. Sorry to go off topic, but are you finding Doosan...

    Sorry to go off topic, but are you finding Doosan list prices online? Where?

    Speedios aren't that far off Haas prices for the base machine, but options are more expensive (4th, probing, chip...
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    What they said. You can find used machines that...

    What they said. You can find used machines that are much stiffer for a quarter of that price. Look for an ExCellO, they're a very nice knee mill that I think are a step up from a Bridgeport.
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    Shopify actually has good card processing fees at...

    Shopify actually has good card processing fees at the higher priced plans, should offset most of the fees it has over WordPress. What's the cost difference for your developer to build the site,...
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    "If you're going to do ecommerce, then you need...

    "If you're going to do ecommerce, then you need to go Shopify."

    Why? Lots of us use WordPress/Woocommerce, pretty sure it's the most used platform in the world.
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    Ballpark of gross revenue you hope/expect to see...

    Ballpark of gross revenue you hope/expect to see come through that site? I "think" Shopify has higher fees, so that may be a consideration, so if you expect a lot of sales maybe seek the lowest...
  22. If you have a knack for design then make your own...

    If you have a knack for design then make your own products, way less paperwork. Job shopping for the Feds is dicey.

    Along with the packaging there always seems to be some archaic coating...
  23. Thread: Best starter cnc

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    Size? A used Robodrill might be perfect, or maybe...

    Size? A used Robodrill might be perfect, or maybe a ProtoTrac bed mill could be a good fit (in theory, though i can't actually think of a scenario...). Totally different machines, but horses for...
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    I have a 4th on an aluminum plate, and am hoping...

    I have a 4th on an aluminum plate, and am hoping the coating I sprayed on there keeps the corrosion at bay. Maybe we can revisit this thread in 7-10 years when I change the setup....



    9" is a...
  25. Thread: Best starter cnc

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    Can the OP fill us in on what he's making? Size,...

    Can the OP fill us in on what he's making? Size, material, tolerances?
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