Happy Halloween! Dry Ice anyone? It’s super cool! (pun intended) Check out this project another machinist did with dry ice.
Grimsmo talks about the benefits of quenching your blades in dry ice after heat treat, and is working on a palette that will also improve the process. Saunders is also working with dry ice to blast parts.
Before you become a mad machinist for Halloween, maybe this solution will fix your mill:
Did your machine stop working? Grimsmo tried many different ways to fix his Mori, but in the end he just had to UN-press his emergency stop button...and turn his machine off and on about ten times.
Keeping track of mistakes and solutions
It’s not just parts a machinist/entrepreneur needs to track, it’s also thought processes. Learn about how Saunders and Grimsmo use documents on their computers, and ERP software to keep track of everything going on in their shops and minds.
“It’s important to be able to easily search for the solution” - Saunders
SAUNDERS WANTS YOUR OPINION
The Grimsmo Team has a new addition to the shop: an Engis 24” plate lapping machine! No training required. Grimsmo and Saunders discuss the extent to which training is valuable for new machines.
Saunders is clearing up the shop to make more room. His philosophy to help him get it done?
“If we’re not using it, it’s not making us happy, and it’s not part of our story, it goes” - Saunders
Jumping write into November
Grimsmo does not have a completed pen and it’s the end of October, BUT he still thinks he can get pens into production in November.
Save your business A LOT of money by thinking about exchange rates
The Grimsmo Team is 100% Canadian! But their customers aren’t, which means not all their banks should be either. Grimsmo shares the plan that he and Barry hatched to save money on the business by thinking about exchange rates, monthly costs, service fees, and product subscriptions.
“For every transaction through Shopify, we’re paying a percentage transactional fee” - Grimsmo
That’s all for now folks!