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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: March, 2021
Mar 26, 2021

TOPICS:

 

  • Grimsmo crashed a Renishaw spindle probe on the Mori.
  • Saunders hired an intern just to focus on Johnny Five!
  • Orbit mechanical water timer for filling coolant.
  • Should we both get another swiss lathe?
  • Saunders is reorganizing the whole shop.
  • Doing a night run of pallets is a game changer.

 

Mar 19, 2021


TOPICS:

  • Just Start! Saunders and Grimsmo discuss the importance of context and relativity when it comes to business advice.
  • SNAP OUT OF IT! You may not realize you're in a comfort zone!
  • Work Smarter AND Harder? The age old debate.
  • Intelligence Vs. Diligence & Practice Vs. Skill
  • Lights out production on the KERN
  • Saunders hires out the cleaning and bookkeeping!
  • Odoo ERP at Seneca Woodworking & Using Data
  • SMW got flooded! Delay on/off switches: https://amzn.to/3eU8ZB2
  • Martin upgrades the Shapeoko into a detent track burnishing machine
  • How and when to hire more people
  • Grimsmo talks about the possibility of selling the Nak for a bigger Tornos!
  • Oil Vs. Coolant
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning

 

Mar 12, 2021

TOPICS:

 

  • Saunders' makes something awesome that went to the bottom of the ocean!
  • Machining titanium
  • Fusion 360 Tool Library issues and fixes
  • Catching up on backorders.
  • Shipping delays and organizing.
  • Playing catch-up.
  • Grimsmo gives a deep dive into swiss lathes and purchasing info for Saunders
Mar 5, 2021

TOPICS

  • Learning - The importance of Curiosity and the Dunning-Kruger Effect (overestimating your competence)
  • 3D Printers for Dual Extrusion
  • Pivotal Machinist Moments - Area 419 Tour, Never Stop Quitting Your Job, and the Downside of Bootstrap Mentality.
  • It Figures. After releasing the "How to Get Paid On Time" video, Saunders gets stiffed.
  • Don't Take It Personal! Implementing systems and strategies for handling problematic situations is a MUST.
  • Whip It Good! Haas Lathe Spindle Liner Whipped Itself into Shape?
  • Lights Out, KERN ON. Grimsmo and his team arrive at the shop to find the KERN still running after successfully completing 10 pallets.
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