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  1. Retiring Successfully

    Started by Kalispel, 01-23-2022 05:27 AM
    business, decided, retire, successfully, “how
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 906
    01-23-2022, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  2. Estimating costs of starting up a machine shop?

    Started by noobimachinist, 04-23-2012 02:10 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 122,317
    01-23-2022, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  3. Anyone using "cut to length" nesting software?

    Started by The Dude, 02-21-2019 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,096
    01-23-2022, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  4. Am I not smart?

    Started by Spittingchips, 01-15-2022 04:58 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 95
    • Views: 6,993
    01-22-2022, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  5. How To Deal With Your Scrap Metal

    Started by allloutmx, 11-29-2017 05:45 PM
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 10
    • Replies: 182
    • Views: 29,008
    01-22-2022, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  6. Firing an employee because a better option came along

    Started by [email protected], 01-13-2022 06:04 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 100
    • Views: 8,212
    01-22-2022, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  7. Advice on first time being burned

    Started by Fal Grunt, 01-13-2022 09:32 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    check, invoice, parts, time, work
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 6,370
    01-21-2022, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  8. Accounting when selling a small product line

    Started by adammil1, 01-19-2022 07:36 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    product, reporting, expenses, bigger, accounting
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,340
    01-21-2022, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  9. Creating Move Tickets, NCMR forms Etc.....

    Started by allloutmx, 01-20-2022 01:37 PM
    creating, forms, move, paper, tickets
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 304
    01-21-2022, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  10. Air Conditioning for Small Shop--Window Units vs Something Else

    Started by munruh, 06-03-2018 09:55 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 10,821
    01-20-2022, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  11. Bad new neighbor..options?

    Started by daryl bane, 01-11-2022 12:19 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    days, loud, manager, music, property
    • Replies: 103
    • Views: 7,952
    01-19-2022, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  12. Metal "shavings"

    Started by flipster, 01-15-2022 12:51 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    automotive, chips, management, metal, misc
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 2,539
    01-18-2022, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  13. Poor Aluminum quality

    Started by antoniog, 01-13-2022 12:04 PM
    aluminum, poor, supplier, time, vendor
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,082
    01-18-2022, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  14. What green flags do you look for in employee or colleagues?

    Started by Spittingchips, 01-03-2022 06:54 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    atleast, hire, makes, people, person
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 4,955
    01-13-2022, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  15. Hourly rates for Brother Speedio-type of machines

    Started by bla_bledass, 12-11-2021 10:50 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    brother, hourly, machine, machines, rate
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 4,315
    01-12-2022, 01:10 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 274
    01-11-2022, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  16. Future small shop

    Started by foest, 01-11-2022 01:43 PM
    cnc lathe, cnc mill, europe, manufacturer, shop
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 846
    01-11-2022, 01:43 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,852
    01-11-2022, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  17. Are cell phones taking bite out of YOUR bottom line

    Started by Speedie, 12-14-2021 07:50 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 9
    • Replies: 172
    • Views: 12,914
    01-10-2022, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  18. Bad luck hiring experienced employees

    Started by g0Jack, 11-03-2021 11:22 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    employee, employees, experience, hiring, machinist
    • Replies: 137
    • Views: 17,616
    01-10-2022, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  19. 5 Axis Waterjet Operator Pay...

    Started by smokeshow, 01-09-2022 01:20 PM
    axis, operator, pay, version, waterjet
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 877
    01-09-2022, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Shop Shut Down Maintenance

    Started by RC Mech, 12-03-2021 03:53 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    list, machine, maintenance, shop, time
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 3,950
    01-09-2022, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  21. Looking for Shop Space - Rochester, NY

    Started by Hoppy, 12-21-2021 09:00 AM
    interested, realtors, rochester, shop, small
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,799
    01-09-2022, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  22. Tiered Pay Structures - what works what doesn't

    Started by Mcgyver, 09-17-2021 09:44 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    pay, quality, rate, tier, work
    • Replies: 65
    • Views: 7,839
    01-08-2022, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  23. getting new customers

    Started by zayy, 12-09-2021 10:22 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    customers, marketing, pay, rates, sales
    • Replies: 76
    • Views: 6,852
    01-02-2022, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  24. Are there to many 1 man shops for young folks to compete?

    Started by Spittingchips, 12-20-2021 03:50 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 9
    alot, axis, shops, small, work
    • Replies: 160
    • Views: 13,075
    12-27-2021, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  25. Visually laying out files

    Started by Strostkovy, 12-15-2021 05:34 PM
    file, files, layout, preview, sort
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,616
    12-22-2021, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  26. How to train employees?

    Started by Stoney83, 11-01-2021 06:25 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    ago, fixture, stuff, time, tool
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 6,457
    12-21-2021, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  27. Small Business loans in So Cal, any recommendations?

    Started by Temo, 11-30-2021 12:51 AM
    cal, call, face, recommendations, small
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,186
    12-20-2021, 08:33 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 4,192
    12-19-2021, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  28. best plan to sell off entire shop?

    Started by vanguard machine, 10-07-2021 09:43 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    thousands, sell, tooling, thinking, consumables
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 10,536
    12-18-2021, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  29. Man Hours or Machine Hours

    Started by tmparry01, 12-10-2021 10:16 AM
    hours, machine, man, run, time
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,966
    12-17-2021, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  30. Cnc setup

    Started by DLodge, 11-16-2021 06:41 PM
    cnc, long, setup, setups, volunteered
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,186
    12-17-2021, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  31. Moved: In Memoriam - Barry Weeks

    Started by motion guru, 12-11-2021 09:01 PM
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    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,001
    12-15-2021, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  32. Is anyone enrolled in the ‘Obamacare’ health insurance market?

    Started by Trboatworks, 02-17-2020 10:07 AM
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 14
    • Replies: 260
    • Views: 23,909
    12-14-2021, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  33. Interested in acquiring a established machine shop

    Started by AmbysMachineBiz, 11-21-2021 02:54 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    acquisition, business, machine, machine shops, shop
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 6,001
    12-11-2021, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  34. Buying a business - Physical execution, not the usual what its worth

    Started by Insert, 12-03-2021 08:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    business, buying, collectors, company, purchase
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,775
    12-10-2021, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  35. Vendor Screw ups, Messed up parts.

    Started by TiTillIdie, 12-03-2021 02:15 PM
    company, hard, job, messed, parts
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 2,744
    12-10-2021, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  36. Health insurance rate

    Started by gottabench, 12-04-2021 12:36 AM
    charged, health, males, rates, year
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 869
    12-09-2021, 07:08 PM Go to last post

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