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    If I had the space hbm with 4 axis dro and rotary...

    If I had the space hbm with 4 axis dro and rotary table will be able to do 80% of your machine work that you will run into for a manual machine. Van Norman is almost the same but a much smaller foot...
  2. Congrats all around, starting a business,...

    Congrats all around, starting a business, providing employment and service to your customers.. nice looking shop and equipment.
    You will have a very profitable and enjoyable venture if you are...
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    Are all the holes etc put into the plate before...

    Are all the holes etc put into the plate before surfacing or after?
    I have a number of rings and blocks that match the jaw step hight to support the middle of the part. If you try to just hold the...
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    Are you offering to sell? I might be interested....

    Are you offering to sell? I might be interested. If you have a listing of equipment etc. I will take a look at it.
    Not interested in partnering or buying a business just good quality machines and...
  5. There is no real answer to your question as...

    There is no real answer to your question as several people have pointed out, with out a lot more information.
    From your layout of personell it looks like you have around 11 people who don't touch or...
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    The old saying you get what you pay for it. Is...

    The old saying you get what you pay for it.
    Is very true. But it doesn't sound like you need the best toughest etc. That money can buy.
    Dropros have a decent dro pretty reliable fair price. On a...
  7. Hi there, I am interested in your machine can you...

    Hi there, I am interested in your machine can you email me and maybe we can come to an agreement.
    I have a tilt trailer and winch also machine rollers etc.
    [email protected]
  8. I would be willing to assist you in any way I...

    I would be willing to assist you in any way I can. I am a retired shop owner ( as my wife says I failed retirement as I have a new shop ) and 40+ year hands on machinist, welder, millwright. All my...
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    From a owners point, time tracking is needed for...

    From a owners point, time tracking is needed for lots of issues. For the guy you had to help it's needed to know can he do the job? What is his skill set for raises and promotions etc.
    On the...
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    Everyone has good points and when I started we...

    Everyone has good points and when I started we each cleaned up our areas.
    But as most old machinist if I see a shop I will stop and say Hi. From my observations unless it's a very large shop there...
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    I have used a program by quick books. Use it for...

    I have used a program by quick books. Use it for payroll and billing. Each employee just basically presses a button for each job or function and it's recorded. Since payroll is tied to the system...
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    It seems that the MFG world and the...

    It seems that the MFG world and the maintenance/repair world must be quite different.
    I have had a few very large customers ( fortune 100 ) companies that have their own terms worst is bills...
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    This is why I am asking for her, in my case...

    This is why I am asking for her, in my case shutting machines down making 100+ hr x 10 or 20 employees for a half hour or so, it makes more sense to hire a full time clean up person. I read people on...
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    Good points, I don't have a very good feel for...

    Good points, I don't have a very good feel for how most shops handle clean up code compliance etc. I had a large shop ran 16-24 hrs day and had a day and night maintenance guy and now that I have...
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    Maybe I should add a properly licensed, insured,...

    Maybe I should add a properly licensed, insured, workman's comp business.
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    Shop clean up contractor

    I have a young person who is working for me doing cleaning, painting, gen maintenance. As I told her I had couple months of full time work and then I would have a day a week of ongoing work.
    I have...
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    I have a couple might need a little cleaning but...

    I have a couple might need a little cleaning but good serviceable condition.
    Shoot me a pm and we can work something out.
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    Sorry damn spell check, sorry for the crazy words

    Sorry damn spell check, sorry for the crazy words
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    I am on the other side of most of the advice...

    I am on the other side of most of the advice given. I have been the employer for 30+ years.
    If I got a resume with what you have listed and the way you have it written here. I would have just round...
  20. You are not giving enough information to give you...

    You are not giving enough information to give you any realistic help. But assuming you are just turning/milling 1018 with hss cutters probably the cheapest and easiest to get is threading oil (...
  21. I never thought of it that way probably true....

    I never thought of it that way probably true. Thanks for a good morning laugh
  22. What you are doing, not the machine dictates what...

    What you are doing, not the machine dictates what coolant you should use.
    If you are using the old machines the way they were originally designed running low speed and large depth of cuts, oil is...
  23. You might want to think about who you are trying...

    You might want to think about who you are trying to market to. The hobbiest or small shop doesn't get the discountd that a large dollar purchasing shop does so a 50% discount off list price might...
  24. If you can preheat the part all over, use a very...

    If you can preheat the part all over, use a very small airarc carbon and eat a hole down the middle most of the time the weld wire will not adhere very well to the casting you can chip out the pieces...
  25. I can't advise you on case law. But I can give...

    I can't advise you on case law. But I can give you a little advice about customer relations.
    I have a customers who supplies some of their own materials. A few months ago I did a job and they...
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