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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: June, 2017
Jun 30, 2017

Pierson Tour: http://bit.ly/2tk4c4w

Grimsmo Knives work-flow boards: http://bit.ly/2slM8T6

Pierson QC Review video: http://bit.ly/2slWfab

"Goals are tools that allow me to say no"--What does that even mean?  

On this episode of Business of Machining, Grimsmo and Saunders are taking action to improve workflow processes and quality control. While Grimsmo visits a machine shop at a local college, SMW hosts a TIG Welding class with Roy Crumrine and Jonathan Lewis (WELDING TIPS AND TRICKS PODCAST).  Grimsmo shares an Instagram photo that strikes Saunders in a profound way.  Pictures are STILL worth a thousand words--and shows that inspiration and perspective can be cultivated from anywhere! Saunders adds another new member to the team with a focus on Arduino and automation and Grimsmo gets a few new suggestions for a chip load issue on the lathe.     



     

 



 

Jun 23, 2017

"I'm not the host, we're co-hosts" and for now, they want to keep it that way.  For these two, paying it forward and reciprocity keeps the wheels turning.

Blade Show has amazing products but for Grimsmo, the people and interactions are the bread and butter(knife).  Today, he plans to chop up 20 billets of timascus.

Got heartburn?  It might be your workholding.   Saunders racks his brain about his current system and Grimsmo offers some perspective on plausible
solutions while the Richard King Scraping Class is hard at work.  

The 30-year-old Okamoto grinder turns out some impressive results when subjected to the 5-Block test.

Jun 16, 2017

What a shame! In a hotel, sometimes the only place with decent WiFi is beside the pool in beautiful weather. Today marks day 1 of Blade Show 2017 in Atlanta, GA.  This week is full of productivity, positivity, and new considerations.

Saunders hones his communication skills, grows the SMW roster, and shares an official result of negotiations spanning several months.

Grimsmo's week has been full of rask parts, fidget spinners, shipping, and family time.  Serious questions and a fresh perspective on an old cliche' precipitates discussion about his next business move. 

Although coming up with excuses is easy, Saunders holds Grimsmo's feet to the fire.  It's time to put a plan in action. Join in to find out what's on the horizon!
 
 







 

Jun 9, 2017

The Okamoto grinder gets TLC and opens the door to the grinding world for Saunders.  Although Grimsmo's not wearing his tuxedo shirt,  he DOES have a lesson on the saga of the "Linda Wheels." 

For entrepreneurs, self-evaluation and reevaluation is a skill that must be practiced.  While it poses challenges to decisions and beliefs, it can unveil new and better solutions to problems.  This past week has been full of productivity and new ideas on work-flow.

Grimsmo gears up attend the blade show in Atlanta and
Saunders get the shop ready for TIG welding courses.



Jun 2, 2017

X-Rays and broken bones but everyone is safe!  Full of energy and passion, the Open House has an even better year than the last.  Grimsmo gears up for his  6th trip to the world's largest knife show. The amateur bug bites Saunders when Niagara Cutter pays a visit and it was caught on camera.

The E-Myth Revisited is (oddly enough) REVISITED by Saunders. Are you a technician, a manager, or an entrepreneur?
Join them as they discuss current roles and responsibilities and goals for the future.  What would you do if money were no option?  Sometimes you have to think big!

E-Myth Book: http://amzn.to/2rjGH85

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