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  1. Unsolicited small shop advice thread. List your top five.

    Started by pmtool, 03-21-2021 06:52 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    buy, money, shop, time, work
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 4,790
    04-12-2021, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  2. Vendor List, What does it take?

    Started by LilMachinist, 04-05-2021 04:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cnc, general machining, job shop, vendor, western massachusetts
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,497
    04-11-2021, 05:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 467
    04-10-2021, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  3. Offered Foreman Position-Need Tips/Advice

    Started by steelsurgeon, 03-06-2021 07:41 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    foreman, position, business, shop, downsizing
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 5,082
    04-10-2021, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  4. Buying a "customer's" project.

    Started by Bob E, 04-05-2021 09:54 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    $20k/yr, development, interest, project, sales
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 2,128
    04-09-2021, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  5. New Business

    Started by MATRIXMACHINE, 03-31-2021 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,247
    04-09-2021, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  6. New shop, SBA loans and the waiting game

    Started by jamscal, 03-24-2021 08:37 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 2,105
    04-09-2021, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  7. Need help interpreting this message.

    Started by alphonso, 04-05-2021 08:43 AM
    code, fin, included, payment, transfer
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 868
    04-09-2021, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  8. JobBoss - Bar Code Scanner

    Started by Spencer46, 03-28-2021 04:00 PM
    barcode, barcode scanner, jobboss, material tracking
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 526
    04-08-2021, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  9. Will you require employees to get covid vacine

    Started by Bill D, 01-24-2021 11:04 AM
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 13
    • Replies: 241
    • Views: 12,313
    04-07-2021, 03:54 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 644
    04-07-2021, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  10. i commitied possible patent infringment???

    Started by Stirling, 03-23-2021 10:01 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    advice, call, patent, pending, product
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 3,679
    04-03-2021, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Setup Sheet Database

    Started by Rooks88, 12-21-2020 01:20 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    database, setup, software, sql
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,129
    04-02-2021, 01:42 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 2,909
    04-01-2021, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  12. Air conditioning the shop

    Started by kpotter, 08-02-2017 09:06 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 24,319
    03-31-2021, 11:53 PM Go to last post
  13. Something new??

    Started by Phil in Montana, 03-18-2021 05:26 PM
    approved, moderator, post, posting, visible
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,474
    03-30-2021, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  14. 4130 Inventory

    Started by jasonball, 03-25-2021 11:09 AM
    4130, cro-mo, inventory, times, tubing
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 937
    03-30-2021, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  15. ideas for levelling a concrete floor

    Started by Mcgyver, 03-23-2021 12:22 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    fix, flat, floor, level, slab
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 2,781
    03-30-2021, 01:15 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 895
    03-29-2021, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  16. Quotes vs. actual cost to run(employee times)

    Started by wgnrr1, 03-20-2021 08:05 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    guys, parts, larger, run, shops
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 3,857
    03-28-2021, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  17. Requoting jobs and plausible price increases

    Started by vmipacman, 03-24-2021 08:51 PM
    design, i’m, justify, mistake, quoted
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,085
    03-26-2021, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  18. What would your steel supplier do to correct this problem?

    Started by RJT, 03-03-2021 08:50 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,859
    03-26-2021, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  19. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 12:48 PM
    25 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 25
    • Replies: 483
    • Views: 89,021
    03-22-2021, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  20. anyone use KSI technologies Shop Mate software

    Started by laurencen, 03-22-2021 12:20 PM
    installed, mate, server, shop, software
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 319
    03-22-2021, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  21. Shop ops management planning resources

    Started by dtbrown, 02-02-2021 03:01 PM
    bottlenecks, inventory, ops management, production planning, queues
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,728
    03-22-2021, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  22. Moving our machine shop from California to Idaho

    Started by kustomizer, 04-09-2020 08:42 PM
    60 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 60
    • Replies: 1,192
    • Views: 93,659
    03-21-2021, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  23. Materiel cert versus C of C for plastic

    Started by RJT, 03-18-2021 08:49 AM
    cert, certs, materiel, plastic, supplier
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 669
    03-20-2021, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  24. Looking for easy/free Inventory System

    Started by KevinS94, 03-16-2021 04:54 AM
    find, inventory, machine, planning, systems
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 656
    03-18-2021, 10:36 PM Go to last post
  25. Riggers for move - Los Angeles to Dallas

    Started by Jason H, 03-15-2021 04:41 PM
    dallas, factory, recommend, riggers, trucking
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,047
    03-18-2021, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  26. Dry Fire Sprinkler System

    Started by Flute Maker, 03-08-2021 10:55 PM
    hose, leaks, line, pressure, valve
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 694
    03-15-2021, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  27. Something to replace outllook, free or paid email app.

    Started by 1953chevB, 08-12-2020 03:28 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    app, apps, email, recommendations, replaced
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 3,926
    03-14-2021, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  28. Anyone getting busier right now?

    Started by DanASM, 04-03-2020 05:11 PM
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 230
    • Views: 28,036
    03-13-2021, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  29. Rubber forming process/equipment???

    Started by Stirling, 03-09-2021 10:11 PM
    buna, i’m, raw, rubber, source
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 520
    03-10-2021, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  30. Machinist Apprenticeship

    Started by jbhotrod, 03-08-2021 03:09 PM
    county, machine, machining, shop, trade
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 860
    03-09-2021, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  31. Where can I find a "Take Pride in Your Work" poster?

    Started by jscpm, 12-17-2020 11:46 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 4,047
    03-07-2021, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  32. Used Machine discounts

    Started by josefodunga, 03-02-2021 11:50 AM
    center, info, machine, price, pricing
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,981
    03-04-2021, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  33. Suspected Chinese knockoff starting-what would you do?

    Started by Machinery_E, 05-05-2020 08:51 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    chinese, friend, order, parts, years
    • Replies: 103
    • Views: 12,977
    03-04-2021, 06:15 AM Go to last post
  34. O.T. US.P.S. Is Failing to function.

    Started by mllud22, 02-11-2021 10:49 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    center, distribution, facility, regional, usps
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 4,353
    03-03-2021, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  35. Anyone ever deal with Parts Plus?

    Started by machinist man, 11-21-2011 03:30 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 16,572
    02-28-2021, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  36. PPP second draw. Who has applied?

    Started by Scruffy887, 02-25-2021 07:34 PM
    61%, apply, fine, form, sba
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,224
    02-27-2021, 08:37 AM Go to last post

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