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  1. How do you guys handle the “could you do me a favor” work?

    Started by Trboatworks, 11-29-2018 03:56 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 115
    • Views: 9,915
    01-20-2019, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  2. So here I am 52, no children, what to do with my stuff

    Started by kustomizer, 06-06-2018 09:44 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 137
    • Views: 13,127
    01-20-2019, 12:03 AM Go to last post
  3. Question General Laibility Insurance anyone?

    Started by Racecar, 01-16-2019 03:21 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    aircraft, boeing, insurance, liability
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 1,474
    01-19-2019, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  4. saturday shop improvements advice and ideas

    Started by cbailey, 01-07-2019 11:51 AM
    diy, ideas/advices, improvement, shop management, shop stories
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,228
    01-19-2019, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  5. How was 2018, what's coming in 2019?

    Started by ewlsey, 01-09-2019 01:49 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 141
    • Views: 8,562
    01-19-2019, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  6. Contract Programming Overseas

    Started by nitrousmudbogger, 01-18-2019 04:22 PM
    chinese, contract programming, programming, scope, wondered
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 405
    01-19-2019, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  7. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 01:48 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    making, money, recent, reviews, wheels
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 6,515
    01-17-2019, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  8. CAD/CAM Design Services without a PE on staff

    Started by AJT, 12-26-2018 01:58 PM
    #cad, abilities, design, question, services
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,335
    01-17-2019, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  9. accounting software for mac

    Started by idacal, 01-14-2019 10:00 PM
    computer, mac, quotes, software, updates
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 346
    01-15-2019, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  10. Job Listings

    Started by cncshopdave, 01-14-2019 04:13 PM
    dave, job, monster, post, zip
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 419
    01-14-2019, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  11. RO Water systems

    Started by [email protected], 01-09-2019 07:57 PM
    back, quality, system, water, work
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,096
    01-14-2019, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Portable Bridgeport

    Started by chip_maker, 01-13-2019 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 685
    01-13-2019, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  13. Using an Ipad For Setup Sheets--Templates?

    Started by munruh, 01-12-2019 10:02 PM
    good, ipads, setup, sheet, template
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 462
    01-13-2019, 09:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 3,402
    01-13-2019, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  14. LED dilemma

    Started by blueboy, 12-21-2018 08:28 AM
    dilemma, led, light, read, thread
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,323
    01-12-2019, 09:48 PM Go to last post
  15. Zoning frustration

    Started by Esracerx46, 01-05-2019 05:37 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 4,717
    01-12-2019, 12:57 AM Go to last post
  16. Going out of business

    Started by jarrettbailey, 12-17-2018 02:42 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    job, machines, sell, time, years
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 4,646
    01-09-2019, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  17. How much time are you actually billing out?

    Started by Jay Fleming, 01-04-2019 05:08 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    billing, hours, overhead, spent, time
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,754
    01-07-2019, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  18. Temporarily heating shop space

    Started by [email protected], 12-23-2018 11:12 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 3,434
    01-05-2019, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  19. OT? Water / sewer hidden costs

    Started by RJT, 12-31-2018 02:06 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    charge, city, meter, sewer, water
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 2,257
    01-05-2019, 04:28 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 701
    01-02-2019, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Owning a machine shop in NJ

    Started by samvivi7, 12-26-2018 08:10 PM
    business, machine, owner, owning, shop
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,363
    12-31-2018, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  21. Costing Jobs and Determining Hourly Rate

    Started by cgfcgf, 04-26-2013 11:24 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 16,005
    12-31-2018, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  22. Business Expansion Plans - am I crazy?

    Started by motion guru, 01-20-2018 10:32 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 10,766
    12-30-2018, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  23. tracking employee time and time clocks

    Started by roll maker, 12-12-2018 05:37 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    clock, interested, service, subscription, time
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 3,133
    12-29-2018, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  24. EU certifications

    Started by FredC, 12-27-2018 12:52 PM
    certifications, purchased, reach, small, year
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 763
    12-28-2018, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  25. Healthcare ACA Subsidy Cliff

    Started by laminar-flow, 11-21-2018 04:01 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    aca, big, deal, subsidy, year
    • Replies: 90
    • Views: 4,971
    12-24-2018, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  26. another aluminum price thread

    Started by wheelieking71, 10-17-2018 05:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 3,777
    12-23-2018, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  27. Changing from 8/5hr to 4/10 hr days

    Started by PlasmaOnTheBrain, 12-04-2018 06:24 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    day, needed, shift, shop, week
    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 5,076
    12-19-2018, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  28. OT Composting and why we are in the wrong business

    Started by 9100, 12-09-2018 12:22 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 3,627
    12-15-2018, 09:16 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,576
    12-14-2018, 11:58 AM Go to last post
  29. Titanium supplier in Seattle?

    Started by Mooner, 12-12-2018 01:41 AM
    competitive, seattle, supplier, titanium, vendor
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 755
    12-12-2018, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  30. Switching shop lights to LED

    Started by Larry Dickman, 09-29-2018 03:08 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 6,087
    12-12-2018, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  31. How to network as a young machinist

    Started by thefutureisnow, 08-24-2018 03:45 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    good, i’d, i’m, machining, shop
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 5,133
    12-12-2018, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  32. MRP/Production Planning Software Costs

    Started by JesseDC, 12-10-2018 05:04 PM
    input, mrp, pay, planning, software
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 749
    12-11-2018, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  33. Shipping/Packaging 101

    Started by otrlt, 12-06-2018 02:52 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 3,590
    12-11-2018, 10:39 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,071
    12-11-2018, 01:01 AM Go to last post
  34. Multi-Generational Workforce

    Started by Ox, 12-02-2018 01:57 PM
    found, interesting, section, snow, stereotypes
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,855
    12-10-2018, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  35. Starting contract work, what's required?

    Started by Bree863, 12-02-2018 03:32 AM
    business, contracts, start up, taxes, work
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,421
    12-09-2018, 05:49 PM Go to last post
  36. Question Securing Short Run / Small Order Contracts

    Started by HiltzMachining, 12-04-2018 01:26 PM
    contracts, jobs, securing, small, time
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,016
    12-05-2018, 03:25 PM Go to last post

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