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    My quaint little shed wouldn't have enough shelf...

    My quaint little shed wouldn't have enough shelf space left to accommodate those lengths. Hanging, well the roof aint high enough.

    Don't suppose you could lay them out, cut into shorter pieces...
  2. Locally almost all of our direct competition has...

    Locally almost all of our direct competition has either retired, and or died. There seems to be a glut in other related industries, so happy to let em fight it out in those respective areas. Like...
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    That's the spirit! Thinking ahead and coming...

    That's the spirit!

    Thinking ahead and coming to grips with the fact the military isn't a forever thing for most...
    Sure you havent been reading from my playbook?

    Heard all of the crap when I...
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    I'm fortunate that the assemblies I make aren't...

    I'm fortunate that the assemblies I make aren't suddenly going to be obsolete. Input costs per unit aren't very expensive, so keeping some inventory isn't an issue. Tool setups on the presses...
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    I hear ya. In my game a lot have retired out. ...

    I hear ya.

    In my game a lot have retired out. Training of those straight out of high school is virtually non existent. "Oh the manufacture of… is all done in China/India now days".

    In the...
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    Currently running with a part time admin. Helps...

    Currently running with a part time admin. Helps me to be on the floor for more of the day.

    Not ashamed to admit I'm chief bin emptier and floor sweeper.

    Always looking at ways to get the...
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    "Trying to expand my customer base" Succeeding...

    "Trying to expand my customer base" Succeeding on this front would mean more work that needs to be done in a given time. If there's one thing I have learnt, then there is only so much one can get...
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    Perhaps a Grissly manual? Was put onto something...

    Perhaps a Grissly manual? Was put onto something similar for my AL336.

    See you are from OZ. Metalwork forums. One of the guys there may have something similar.

    But yeah, as prev mentioned --...
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    Yep used D-2 for my basic flattening and bending...

    Yep used D-2 for my basic flattening and bending tooling. As mentioned already not the cheapest stuff out there, but definitely worth it in my humble opinion.

    Given the material I'm putting...
  10. I think so too!!! Always using mine to come...

    I think so too!!!

    Always using mine to come back to a predetermined point. Sure I could just do the old school way and count dial revs, but must admit easily loose count of dial revs, usually...
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    I'm hearing ya!! Just running 46 on...

    I'm hearing ya!!

    Just running 46 on everything. Punch presses, lathe, gear head in the mill/drill. With exception to the lathe ways where I run some light machine oil on the ways as I go.
    ...
  12. Like others have already said in various...

    Like others have already said in various forms,"its gotta make economical sense to justify automating a process", over having it done by humans.

    My one foray into automation thus far is material...
  13. Totally My little 3ph 10Kw gas unit is a noisy...

    Totally

    My little 3ph 10Kw gas unit is a noisy bugger, so made up a decent length extension to get it away from the shed a bit. Neighbors are far enough away and are, in their own way noisy...
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    Had this mob get me to quote on a small job. So...

    Had this mob get me to quote on a small job. So I send in quote, get the job. Then they send me this list of requirements, one of which was Trades Public Liability Certificate. Ok so onto the...
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    Yeah a nice smooth conc floor makes skates look...

    Yeah a nice smooth conc floor makes skates look easy :)
  16. +1 to Bill D's idea. If you have the room around...

    +1 to Bill D's idea. If you have the room around it to do so.

    Alas my shop is too full to negotiate the gantry. Its performing duties outside removing roof racks off pickup trucks when they...
  17. The less I get bugged by my Accounts...

    The less I get bugged by my Accounts payable/receivable pers usually gives me an indication for the month. Watch em scrowl if I decide to buy a new piece of kit!!

    Of course the numbers matter,...
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    Its interesting to read the varying points of...

    Its interesting to read the varying points of view here.

    Guess it comes down to your business.

    We usually try and work on the basis of, if you can do the job quicker for your customer than the...
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    "I have to admit, I did it on Saturday just so I...

    "I have to admit, I did it on Saturday just so I would have fewer lookyloos, I was in and out in less than 2 hours."

    Yep less clipboard wavers for a start.

    Example: When I get the odd CBD job,...
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    Yeah can vouch for the weird packaging...

    Yeah can vouch for the weird packaging requirements for some mil components.

    Used to work for military in workshops, and lost count of how many times a basically in indestructible component, lets...
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    That's the thing with govt stuff... the potential...

    That's the thing with govt stuff... the potential surprises and bs. Have to factor it in.

    Done a few jobs for local govt. So far not much hassle, even with payment. Mind you my stuff wasn't...
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    Yeah some folk question why I run my operation...

    Yeah some folk question why I run my operation out of town. Say I would be better off if I'm "closer to the action", so to speak. Basically got the run of 4 acres (~170000 sq ft) out here. A lot...
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    Mate if it was easy, every Tom, Dick & Harry...

    Mate if it was easy, every Tom, Dick & Harry would do it.
    Dealing with local govt....hmm been there before (small subdivision), and about to do it again. Lets see if I'm still married by the end of...
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    [QUOTE if there is a leak, overcome it until part...

    [QUOTE if there is a leak, overcome it until part is down.[/QUOTE]

    Some wrapping plastic over the uncovered holes really helps.
  25. Now to date I have only gone through the whole...

    Now to date I have only gone through the whole new supply thing on a 2 lot domestic subdivision, but the first thing I did is ask a local sparky what he recons the maximum amps I could get.

    I...
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