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Business of Machining

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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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 28, 2017

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AMAZING Miyano Turret Lathe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1Y_3jWBDzU

Saunders sails through the past week with relative ease, lower stress levels and high productivity.  Grimsmo gets ready for the next wave of production in what he calls the “calm before the storm.”  The glorious grinding wheel Grimsmo has been expecting arrives and comes with a free lesson.  In addition to the weekly updates, Saunders and Grimsmo explore an underestimated external business investment: Ensuring that your network is able to invest in you as a person to maximize success.  Fostering relationships and paying it forward adds value to those invested in your success and creates exponential opportunity.  Lastly, a special announcement for the SMW Open House May 6th, 2017.  Don’t miss it!


Apr 21, 2017

Saunders shares a golden machinist's moment. Grimsmo has been spending time "putting out fires" but why?  Saunders offers perspective on the impact of unrealistic expectations and an interesting way to get into a better mindset when problem solving and making decisions.  Grimsmo lights up when sharing his new thing: tracking tool life via a simple macro calculation.  

 

Apr 14, 2017

Outsourcing parts. Business relationships. A snow storm. Process improvements.

Saunders and Grimsmo discuss the importance of ensuring that drawings contain all necessary information when outsourcing parts and resolving conflicts in a way that results in a win-win outcome to foster good business partnerships. Grimsmo recounts getting stuck at the shop in a snow-storm and the benefits of his new Renishaw Turret Probe. Finally, they hash out ways to improve processes.

Grimsmo's snow storm video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDLeF-Ec-Os

Apr 7, 2017

Starting next week (BoM 10), we'll have better episode descriptions!

Welcome to the John Grimsmo & John Saunders Business of Machining Podcast!  We (John and John) have talked every Friday morning for the past year and we realized how helpful it has been to share our successes, struggles and stories with each other!  So helpful that we have decided to record our conversations and share as this podcast!

 

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