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Forum: Shop Management and Owner Issues

Discuss manufacturing and job shop business issues

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  1. Air Conditioning for Small Shop--Window Units vs Something Else

    Started by munruh, 06-03-2018 08:55 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    decide, experience, taking, unit, window
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,924
    06-23-2018, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  2. Stupidest thing an employee ever said

    Started by hesstool, 10-25-2008 02:14 PM
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 292
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    06-23-2018, 02:08 PM Go to last post
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    06-22-2018, 01:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Electric company problems

    Started by rustedhooks, 06-22-2018 05:53 AM
    amp, company, machines, phase, power
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 402
    06-22-2018, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  4. Small Shop Space in Northern Ohio

    Started by zipfactor, 06-20-2018 09:07 AM
    area, found, shop, small, space
    • Replies: 4
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    06-21-2018, 06:54 AM Go to last post
  5. When to fix old machines. (Brown and Sharpe Screw machines)

    Started by harjonmfg, 06-05-2015 04:27 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 10,217
    06-20-2018, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  6. So here I am 52, no children, what to do with my stuff

    Started by kustomizer, 06-06-2018 07:44 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 5,884
    06-19-2018, 05:01 AM Go to last post
  7. Union machinists......Seattle...

    Started by Doug, 02-14-2018 06:36 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    cnc, gear, machinists, union, works
    • Replies: 116
    • Views: 11,076
    06-18-2018, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Massive Seattle gear producer's sons fire all without notice, to cash out

    Started by Glug, 02-15-2018 10:09 AM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 208
    • Views: 17,762
    06-18-2018, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Determining shop hourly rates, and jobs that fall under that rate

    Started by Econdron, 01-27-2017 06:46 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    average, expenses, hourly, jobs, rates
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    • Views: 6,160
    06-18-2018, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Assistance with Marking & MIL-STD-130

    Started by paris_tj, 06-13-2018 06:45 PM
    lacquer, mil-std-130, part, text, white
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    06-16-2018, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  11. Alternatives to Quick Books

    Started by Joe Miranda, 06-12-2018 10:29 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    action, bookkeeping, software, switching, wondering
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,009
    06-14-2018, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  12. Aluminum Prices Up Again

    Started by Mickey_D, 06-05-2018 08:21 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    aluminum, order, pass, pound, size
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 2,998
    06-14-2018, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  13. Oil absorbent question

    Started by gear cutter, 06-14-2018 07:00 AM
    absorbent, dry, oil, saturated, wet
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    06-14-2018, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  14. Workload drop off

    Started by solidworkscadman, 05-21-2018 01:31 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 155
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    06-13-2018, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  15. Hiring Employess - How do you know the right one?

    Started by Zahnrad Kopf, 04-07-2018 02:22 PM
    5 Pages
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    abilities, capabilities, chosen, possibilities, skills
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    06-13-2018, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  16. Son is moving on. Need to hire new help. Best method for job posting?

    Started by wrustle, 02-06-2018 10:25 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
    • Views: 10,325
    06-13-2018, 07:33 AM Go to last post
  17. Opening A New Machine Shop

    Started by ShoreMachining, 05-31-2018 07:15 AM
    business, machine, shop, start, started
    • Replies: 18
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    06-12-2018, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  18. Looking for Rigger recomendations close to me

    Started by Fulcircleny, 06-08-2018 07:48 AM
    bit, close, move, shop, worth
    • Replies: 2
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    06-11-2018, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  19. Any Job Shop Consultants Here?

    Started by ShopPLanner, 06-09-2018 09:42 AM
    consultants, development, job, professional, touch
    • Replies: 14
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    06-10-2018, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Video for Teaching Single Blocking Proving Programs

    Started by munruh, 05-31-2018 08:30 PM
    feed, pot, programs, single, video
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 590
    06-06-2018, 08:15 AM Go to last post
  21. ERP Software advice

    Started by JohnBat, 05-02-2018 08:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    accounts, businesses, erp software, quotations, work
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,935
    06-05-2018, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  22. insert cost

    Started by Mad Mazak, 05-31-2018 03:01 PM
    carbide, cost, increase, talk, tariffs
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,360
    06-03-2018, 10:22 PM Go to last post
  23. Possibly a New Haimer record

    Started by SIM, 04-18-2018 11:42 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 2,900
    06-03-2018, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  24. Encouraging apprentices to make their own tools.

    Started by otrlt, 02-11-2017 11:40 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
    • Views: 7,326
    05-31-2018, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  25. Storing sold equipment

    Started by Houndogforever, 05-31-2018 10:08 AM
    press, punch, response, told, week
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    05-31-2018, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  26. Lightbulb Increasing employees "drive" and "enthusiasm" to work

    Started by Martin.C, 03-28-2018 04:30 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    bonus, employees, incentives, people, work
    • Replies: 90
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    05-30-2018, 07:05 AM Go to last post
  27. More reasons for metals pricing turmoil...

    Started by Milland, 05-22-2018 06:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    expect, gateway, longer, pricing, steel
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    05-26-2018, 04:26 PM Go to last post
  28. Liability Insurance - Sanity Check Please

    Started by Jashley73, 05-04-2018 05:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    annual, installation, insurance, liability, policy
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    • Views: 2,059
    05-22-2018, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  29. Shop Sink Towels--What A Good Option

    Started by munruh, 05-17-2018 07:50 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
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    05-22-2018, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  30. I want to get health insurance for my employees

    Started by kpotter, 05-12-2015 10:15 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
    • Views: 10,146
    05-21-2018, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  31. Recommended plater

    Started by seth, 05-13-2018 10:30 AM
    back, critical, damaged, parts, platers
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    05-15-2018, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  32. Unhappy Help! receiving less than minimum wage

    Started by jedpettitt100, 05-10-2018 12:19 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    approach, fall, minimum, receiving, wage
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    05-11-2018, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  33. Business owners, I need your financial expertise

    Started by garyhlucas, 04-23-2018 07:27 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    company, employees, employment, sales, shop
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    05-10-2018, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  34. Employees dictating when they will work.

    Started by Portable Welder, 12-26-2017 11:08 AM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 264
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    05-10-2018, 11:15 AM Go to last post
  35. How Do You Find an Independent Sales Rep?

    Started by munruh, 01-08-2013 08:35 AM
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    05-08-2018, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  36. Quoting High Volume Work

    Started by LibertyPrecision, 04-25-2018 11:07 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    $100/hr, hourly, hours, operator, quoting
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    05-08-2018, 09:24 AM Go to last post
  37. Workmans comp question

    Started by kpotter, 04-23-2018 09:27 PM
    5 Pages
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    comp, fix, hand, insurance, workmans
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    • Views: 5,635
    05-07-2018, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  38. Poll Poll: Quoting lead times for small run prototype style parts - Complex

    Started by dstryr, 04-27-2018 11:19 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,845
    05-02-2018, 10:39 AM Go to last post

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