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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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Nov 17, 2017

"Grimsmo's frowning at me with disdain--"

 
"I'm THINKING!" 
 
With Thanksgiving rounding the corner, this episode of Business of Machining offers a lot of food for thought.
 
After a night of tossing and turning, Saunders uses his inability to sleep to his advantage.
 
How's that Norseman pallet coming, Grimsmo?  Finishing the much improved pallet while 
keeping up on production is a challenge.  
 
HUBRIS VS HUMILITY: 
The Johns are definitely not fans of arrogance but is it possible to be too humble?
 
Saunders contemplates the biggest business decision he's had to make thus far and it's all about ERP (enterprise resource planning).  While no holy grail of systems exists, one in particular catches his eye.
 
Check out ODOO here.
 
The Grimsmo Knives roster is set to gain some new names.  When hiring someone you know, it's not a question of their knowledge or ability.  The real question might surprise you.  
"Don't forget, you're the boss." - Saunders
 
ROBIN RENZETTI INSTAGRAM POST
 
The guys talk toolingchip formation problems, and solutions.  If you're getting 
some SCUFFS, you aren't alone!
 
When you hear the phrase, "custom tooling," what comes to mind?  Dollar signs and hassle?  
Put your mind at ease because it's much easier than you think!
 
Saunders and his team take Turkey Day to the extreme in a new, must-see video soon to air.   
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