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

    Started by pmtool, 03-21-2021 06:52 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    buy, money, shop, time, work
    • Replies: 83
    • Views: 6,676
    04-16-2021, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  2. Moving our machine shop from California to Idaho

    Started by kustomizer, 04-09-2020 08:42 PM
    61 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 61
    • Replies: 1,201
    • Views: 94,195
    04-16-2021, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  3. Cocky young employee

    Started by Piechomper, 04-13-2021 02:26 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cocky, i‚íve, shop, skills, years
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 2,723
    04-15-2021, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  4. 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: 50
    • Views: 4,128
    04-15-2021, 11:28 AM Go to last post
  5. Email server needed, and "Catch All" accounts

    Started by 3t3d, 04-13-2021 01:41 PM
    account, catch, email, hours, support
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 568
    04-14-2021, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Where can I find a "Take Pride in Your Work" poster?

    Started by jscpm, 12-17-2020 11:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 4,464
    04-14-2021, 02:08 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: 8
    • Views: 1,214
    04-14-2021, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  8. Poll Poll: Best Mill for a Makerspace

    Started by john.obrien, 04-12-2021 02:39 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    haas, kit, machine, makerspace, tormach
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,022
    04-14-2021, 04:58 AM Go to last post
  9. 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: 44
    • Views: 2,403
    04-13-2021, 01:02 PM Go to last post
  10. O.T. US.P.S. Is Failing to function.

    Started by mllud22, 02-11-2021 10:49 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    center, distribution, facility, regional, usps
    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 4,830
    04-13-2021, 06:07 AM Go to last post
  11. 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: 1,652
    04-11-2021, 05:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 526
    04-10-2021, 12:06 PM Go to last post
  12. 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: 5,193
    04-10-2021, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  13. New Business

    Started by MATRIXMACHINE, 03-31-2021 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,345
    04-09-2021, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  14. 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: 2,189
    04-09-2021, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  15. JobBoss - Bar Code Scanner

    Started by Spencer46, 03-28-2021 04:00 PM
    barcode, barcode scanner, jobboss, material tracking
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 552
    04-08-2021, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  16. 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: 12,592
    04-07-2021, 03:54 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 676
    04-07-2021, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  17. Question Setup Sheet Database

    Started by Rooks88, 12-21-2020 01:20 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    database, setup, software, sql
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,181
    04-02-2021, 01:42 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 3,020
    04-01-2021, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  18. Air conditioning the shop

    Started by kpotter, 08-02-2017 09:06 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 24,422
    03-31-2021, 11:53 PM Go to last post
  19. Something new??

    Started by Phil in Montana, 03-18-2021 05:26 PM
    approved, moderator, post, posting, visible
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,501
    03-30-2021, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  20. 4130 Inventory

    Started by jasonball, 03-25-2021 11:09 AM
    4130, cro-mo, inventory, times, tubing
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 963
    03-30-2021, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  21. 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: 2,833
    03-30-2021, 01:15 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 929
    03-29-2021, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 3,995
    03-28-2021, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  23. Requoting jobs and plausible price increases

    Started by vmipacman, 03-24-2021 08:51 PM
    design, iím, justify, mistake, quoted
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,112
    03-26-2021, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  24. 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: 2,905
    03-26-2021, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  25. Xometry-Who is doing it?

    Started by sknies, 06-25-2018 12:48 PM
    25 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 25
    • Replies: 483
    • Views: 89,480
    03-22-2021, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  26. anyone use KSI technologies Shop Mate software

    Started by laurencen, 03-22-2021 12:20 PM
    installed, mate, server, shop, software
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 338
    03-22-2021, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  27. Shop ops management planning resources

    Started by dtbrown, 02-02-2021 03:01 PM
    bottlenecks, inventory, ops management, production planning, queues
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,763
    03-22-2021, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  28. 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: 687
    03-20-2021, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  29. Looking for easy/free Inventory System

    Started by KevinS94, 03-16-2021 04:54 AM
    find, inventory, machine, planning, systems
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 672
    03-18-2021, 10:36 PM Go to last post
  30. 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: 1,067
    03-18-2021, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  31. Dry Fire Sprinkler System

    Started by Flute Maker, 03-08-2021 10:55 PM
    hose, leaks, line, pressure, valve
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 705
    03-15-2021, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  32. 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: 3,972
    03-14-2021, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  33. Anyone getting busier right now?

    Started by DanASM, 04-03-2020 05:11 PM
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 230
    • Views: 28,126
    03-13-2021, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  34. Rubber forming process/equipment???

    Started by Stirling, 03-09-2021 10:11 PM
    buna, iím, raw, rubber, source
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 540
    03-10-2021, 08:35 AM Go to last post
  35. Machinist Apprenticeship

    Started by jbhotrod, 03-08-2021 03:09 PM
    county, machine, machining, shop, trade
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 879
    03-09-2021, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  36. Used Machine discounts

    Started by josefodunga, 03-02-2021 11:50 AM
    center, info, machine, price, pricing
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,029
    03-04-2021, 11:04 PM Go to last post

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