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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: July, 2021
Jul 30, 2021

TOPICS:

 

  • CBN Endmill testing.
  • Humble vs confidence.
  • Saunders building accounting data to LEX.
  • Grimsmo is going to use oil on the willemin.
  • Rushing emergency parts.
  • Saunders solves lathe chatter.
  • Saunders playing with a new shop layout.
Jul 23, 2021

TOPICS:

  • Naming Products and Businesses
  • Willemin Update: Oil or Coolant? While the machine can run both, after a 17- year run with oil, the experts advise Grimsmo not to change. Fire suppression is a must!
  • CHANGE THAT WHEEL! Grimsmo creates an alert for the KERN.
  • CNC ALARM: Tool Radius Too Large & Cutter Compensatio
  • Fusion 360 View Toolpath, Show Points, and Smoothing
  • Rodico Putty - Green > Blue?
  • Machine Tool Weldments VS. Castings
  • Resonance VS. Dampening by Spencer Webb
  • Tornos: Cracked Guide Bushing
  • Communication for Small Businesses
  • Liquid Nitrogen Generator?
  • Shipping & Freight (we assure you, there's nothing too large for a freight carrier to lose). 
Jul 16, 2021

TOPICS:

 

  • Grimsmo got their Willemin delivered.
  • How to be eternally optimistic.
  • Ted Lasso - Show
  • The Last Dance - Show
  • Atomic Habits - Book
  • Relentless by Tim Grover - Link
  • Winning by Tim Grover - Link
  • Saunders got their ERP system all knowing.
  • Saunders Marketing director is doing great!
Jul 9, 2021

Topics:

  • Saunders Get Hosed by the DIY CNC Machine Washdown System
  • Plastic VS Brass Quick Disconnects
  • Grundfos MQ3-35 Pump
  • The Worst Freightmare Ever: A Perfect Storm
  • Customs Duties & Warranty Work
  • Ted Lasso - A Dose of Optimism & Leadership
  • Threading 
  • Fusion 360 Imperial VS. Metric for .STL file export & Improved Contour Selection
  • Multi-Part Probing & Renishaw Macros
  • Re-cutting Chips, High Feed Mill, Swiss Cheese Fixture
Jul 2, 2021

TOPICS:

  • Saunders' grandfather has a great quote: "if something is wrong, and it can be fixed, fix it, and if you can't, don't worry about it".
  • International shipping via DHL.
  • Grimsmo bid on his first machinery auction!
  • Saunders is still fine tuning coolant washdown system.
  • Kern senses pallets loading.
  • Airtags to track shipments?
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