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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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Jun 15, 2018

Grimsmo: I'm back...I think.
GK: You sure?
Grimsmo: *rolls into shop at 11pm to feed the lathe* Yep!

Grimsmo's recovered from Blade Show 2018!

VIDEO: Blade 2018 w/ALEC STEELE and more awesome makers!


Delrin Bearing Cage QC Process--DIALED

Debur. Pivot. Slip Fit. Insert Bearings.

While Grimsmo's catching up on Delrin bearing cages,
catch up on SAGA SATURDAY! 

Batch Gone Bad
Admitting a mistake is difficult but imagine admitting it publicly!
Mistakes lead to new processes but make sure your new checklist stays-- in check!
Read: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get things Right 


Forum on NYCCNC.com: Batch Flow VS. One Piece Flow

TALK SHOP RE: Tool Setting
Grimsmo's setting up different tools; touching off and centering them individually by using a dial test indicator in a Noga indicator in a collet. The guys mull over ideas to improve workflow.

DIY CNC Turret Lathe? But WHY though?
- we think we can
- we want a dedicated, highly useful tool to make individual, magnetic, fixture plate hole PLUGS!

VIDEO: DIY CNC TURRET LATHE

Saunders/Hermle Sit Down
Despite the cut-throat nature of the industry, Hermle holds a tremendous amount of respect for other companies who are doing it and doing it well! A rare sentiment these days.

Gorilla Glass Curiosity Assuaged?
Saunders reads the full e-mail aloud.
"It is indeed similar to a Prince Rupert's Drop but a lot COOLER!"-Jason V.

Sized Up and Soured
What happened in Northeast Ohio?
"A Machine tool is only as good as its last mile."

PATREON ASKS, GRIMSMO ANSWERS!
Grimsmo explores different avenues and decisions
that brought him to where he is today.

Cool products. Cool Tools. Staff to support the products and tools.
"Is that a vision or is that just greed?"
Grimsmo feels unfocused but from the outside looking in, Saunders gets a completely different picture!

SMOOTHING
If you're looking for some sweet duds, look no further!

Next on the list: JORTS---jk.

WHO'S LAPPING NOW?

Click Photo to See IG Post!


Eric! That's who. According to him EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE SHOP IS WRONG!

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