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John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.
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Feb 23, 2018

Grimsmo returns from L.A. beaming with excitement after meeting with producers in Hollywood and touring Pierson Workholding.

Good friends tell you what you want to hear...best friends tell you
what you NEED to hear.

Like a best friend should, Saunders offers Grimsmo his full support and genuine concern.  Hollywood can make AND break you, especially if you're not privy to its cut-throat nature.
Let's make sure Grimsmo TV is an all-around success!

There's a first for everything!
The Johns experience their first awkward moment --paying the price for making the podcast public.

Pierson Workholding plans to move soon - Doubling in size!
Saunders wants to hear Jay's thought process on replacing his Haas TM-3 with a VF-4SS.

100 perfect Norseman Pivots out of titanium instead of stainless steel?  The Lesson: Better material organization!

ORIGINS
Pinpointing where inspiration, desire, and hunger come from proves to be difficult.

Recommended Reading: The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

Engraving fixture post coming soon...make another circle in the parking lot if you must!

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Feb 16, 2018

The John’s celebrate Valentine's Day with episode 54 of the podcast, but Saunders doesn’t have much love for the accounting frustrations he experienced in the past week.

What is the AUTOSWEEP function on Paypal? Stay tuned for a video from Saunders.

Grimsmo’s Lean Machining Lifestyle

Angelo frees up time for Grimsmo to make improvements to the shop. How can you minimize wasted time and effort by getting LEAN?

Entrepreneur. Manager. Technician. Which are you?

The E-Myth Revisited contains valuable insights.

Saunders plays with CMMs at the Mitutoyo Workshop.

FIXTURE FUN

Ever want to learn more about fonts? There’s a documentary for that: Helvetica.

“Why did that tool break?” - Angelo

The Process of Measuring Tool Life

Saunders encourages Grimsmo to go to DMG Mori and play with a Matsura machine with a pallet pool.

Grimsmo’s going to Hollywood! He’ll be speaking with producers this weekend about a potential documentary series.

Saunders was a guest star on the amp hour podcast.

Feb 9, 2018
Yesterday, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launched.  For all of us, it is a testament to our ability to keep pushing the limits.  Make sure you DON'T PANIC!
 
Saunders receives an intoxicating opportunity but it takes a while for the gravity to hit.
Check out the post HERE!
 
PAY THOSE DUES
Although tips for success are plastered everywhere, they won't be enough to get you there.  Getting started is not for the faint of heart or those who don't welcome the idea of a 60+ hour work week.
 
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
 
Mr. and Mrs. Grimsmo attend the Mayor's Gala Ball lookin' spiffy...in threads from the 1790's!
 
THAT YOUTUBE STING
Biting words from viewers take a toll.  
Saunders considers pausing the Wednesday Widgets but for Grimsmo, a foam video takes off!
 
GK Foam Video
How to Care for Your GK
 
Robin Renzetti's INSTAGRAM & YouTube Channel.
 
One month into 2018, Angelo makes a seamless transition into GK, the Norseman fixture is done-- everything's on the up and up.  Saunders and Grimsmo caution themselves about lifestyle creep. Purchases must be preparatory at MINIMUM.
 
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to check out the GK machine shop crash!
Feb 2, 2018

**HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUSINESS OF MACHINING!**

Machine for 10 years, clean your coolant once.
Grimsmo is reunited with his lost chips in this recent
Coolant Cleaning video

Saunders proves his love for combining machining with IoT in the Air Compressor Text Alert video

In a weekend long conversation on WhatsApp about 5-Axis with pallet pool, what used to seem like a trip to the moon is now a tombstone's throw away.

Grimsmo depends on his routine for stress relief but when he falls off the wagon, he finds himself in a pensive mood.  

It's MY CAD model and I want it now!
Saunders wants global CAM variables instead of having to master model.

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