“Share 90% of what you do, and charge like heck for the last 10%” - Grimsmo’s dad
Employer Vs. the employee. With businesses expanding, they research employee rights, benefits, and how to implement that into employment processes, agreements, and online business tools.
Choosing software is daunting but when it comes to accounting, WAVE might give QuickBooks a run for its money.
SHARING IS CARING.
Get insight into the internal workings of NYCCNC here.
Coming Soon: Saunders will share the start-to-finish process of the Imperializer in upcoming videos.
Dedicated hardware devices. We need them. Sure, you own a calculator or a phone but who wants to get their pockets wet trying to convert inches to millimeters??
Click here to cure “wet pocket syndrome.”
When bringing a product or service to market, you might be headed for a shark-infested ocean! Steer clear and head for the big blue instead.
Get your copy of The Blue Ocean Shift here.
Grimsmo shares his freight troubles and the necessity of hiring an agent becomes imperative.
Those Linda Wheels THOUGH!
Saunders and Grimsmo discuss problems and solutions for grits and thread-mills. Some problems aren’t worth the time and money to be solved.
If you haven't HEARD, Grimsmo's got a new Tumbler Video!
New Year, New You?
Although hesitant to make New Year’s Resolutions, the Johns agree that the New Year is coming at a fitting time.
“I need to quit” - Saunders
Saunders relays the importance of keeping stress levels down while still maintaining productivity by delegating tasks.
Inspirational ending note...
“We need to strengthen our blind faith in what we do” - Grimsmo
“The business is becoming its own entity, and we all work for that business” - Grimsmo quoting Pierson
Saunders and Grimsmo reunite after missing one of their weekly chats and they have much to discuss. As their businesses grow at a fast pace, having a great team and managing stress are becoming more important. The guys work to advance the skills of their teams as well as their own.
Jonathan Lewis is back to teach another Tig Welding class.
Get your pro-membership for NYCCNC here.
“Find great people, get them on your team, and let them do great things” - Saunders
Both of them have taken on a new team member in the past week; Saunders hired an intern from an award winning high school robotics team with a passion for engineering. Over in Canada, Grimsmo’s new Media Producer (and first hire), Erin Kelly, is taking on full time duties and crushing it. Grimsmo can’t stop generating ideas for his team to accomplish together and getting more excited about his work. By the time the new machinist arrives in January, it will be as if he’s “split himself into four people”.
Anything else? Yeah, lots!
Saunders reminds Grimsmo to get excited about what you do, and John talks about how this can reduce stress levels.
Having trouble with thread mills? Saunders offers advice.
Engineering students from McMaster do a presentation on Grimsmo Knives. Stay tuned to Grimsmo’s YouTube channel to watch the presentation and the chat afterwards between the students, Grimsmo, and Erin. More videos coming soon!
Saunders talks about custom vacuum plates.
Grimsmo combats his supply problem by making Rasks instead of Norseman knives. He declares he will never run out of material again.
Review of new Vibra Tumbler (spoiler: it’s great!). Video of unboxing and review coming on Grimsmo’s YouTube channel soon!
There is a lot of power in communication, especially if you’re a supplier. As Grimsmo says, “the human empathizes with personal problems, but the business doesn’t’ care at all.”
Get ready to hear the podcast with less and less of a lag between taping and publication. With two media people, “The Business of Machining” will be much closer to real time.
"Grimsmo's frowning at me with disdain--"
Saunders says 'tis the season with an Uberchuck commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lncrr_7aJE
Saunders visits EMO in Germany while Grimsmo uploads his first YouTube video in months: CMTS!
Grimsmo debates the future of producing videos: in-house or enlist outside help?
McMaster University partners up with Grimsmo knives for a marketing class project!
Saunders speaks on Social Media at a local Machinery Dealer open house
What can YOU get out of an Open House Sales Event? Will a Royal Chuck get Saunders over the Lathe hurdle? Bar Feeder Secrets that Machine Dealers won't tell you! The key to buying a new machine? Play the market!
UpWork FTW! Grimsmo implements a great solution to their maker's choice system via some custom code written by an UpWork expert.
Finally, Saunders and Grimsmo are both due for new computers! What to buy?!
Feel like picking some BRAINS?
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Saunders visits Madison, WI for Tech Days, formerly the Tormach Open House and
Mitutoyo America Corporation, second to The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in metrology accuracy.
And I said, "LAAATHE, what's goin' on?"
Grimsmo's coming in hot...so hot his inserts are turning to TOAST! Reaching out
for some help on Instagram, he's told to go back to school when it comes to SFM.
Click here to see Instagram post.
Should Grimsmo dive into arduino and put a z-axis motor on the
Tormach Surface Grinder? It's a yes AND a no from Saunders.
With the August 31st deadline fast approaching, marking the Rask Advent Calendar
has become an exciting part of the day.
Crunching numbers on accounting and the role it plays in capital investment.
STRESS, SOLUTIONS, and...SUSHI?
How long have you been in survival mode? If you're feeling under the
weather, there's a good chance it isn't last night's dinner.
When it comes to stress, be prepared to bring solutions to the table.
If there isn't a solution, venting and validation can offer relief.
Saunders and Grimsmo mull over ways to avoid past pitfalls and new ideas
to move their businesses forward. Often, the right decision isn't the easiest decision.
What gives? Saunders and Grimsmo share personal experiences
and frustration about companies who refuse to give a ballpark when it
comes to pricing.
No more guessing! Saunders reveals plans for the $11.82 teaser nugget.
On philosophical note, the guys talk about inspiration and legacy.
The phrase, "You can't take it with you" takes on a new meaning.
Video: Okamoto - I DO give a chuck!
Book: THE GRINDING WHEEL
The Rask order is nearing completion and the stork's bringing the VF2.
Saunders has a fantastic week. Systems are falling into place but
he reminds himself "not to count his chips while he's at the table." Grimsmo
still thinks it's a good idea to pat yourself on the back every once in a while.
The guys discuss accounting, tool organization and an important question
that was posed by Saunders in episode 17. Now that Grimsmo's had
some time to think, he's got some answers but what if it wasn't the
right question to ask?
Tune in to find out about a project that will give some weight to spinner
production and Saunders's $11.82 "teaser nugget." Can anyone guess
what's going on with that? Hmmm...
Grimsmo returns from vacation but was he able to relax?
Saunders tinkers with a new plan for organizing tools.
Just because they're the same size doesn't mean they go together.
To maximize efficiency, you may need to think outside your tool box.
PROCESS RELIABILITY, tell me what it means to me...
Reliable and consistent results take the cake over pushing tool paths to the limit.
The guys get to the nitty gritty on boring heads, tool life and custom macro for probing.
Saunders plans to test his codes to instill some confidence.
Grimsmo dreams of a book about FANUC macro code for his birthday.
"If it's a Fanuc intruction book, it'll probably have to come freight delivery." -Saunders
The Founder, a movie about the McDonald's franchise, offers food for thought.
Even if you don't plan on franchising your business, this movie could help you "dial in" your
Are they status boards...work-flow boards? No one is sure exactly,
but they're working like a charm! Tune in to find out what the guys will be calling them
Orange Vise Tour
Grimsmo + Vacation = Worry/Anxiety?
Normally, the idea of vacation should produce feelings of excitement and
relaxation but for Grimsmo, it's a different story. "What is the end goal?"
The guys are in a constant state of defining and refining goals.
How do you know you've made it if you don't know where you want to end up?
In his quest to pay it forward and build a positive community for machinists,
Saunders often connects to his audience by showing lessons learned the hard
way. No matter how thick the skin, the internet trolls get under it by using
petty and destructive comments to assert themselves.
Grimsmo "discovers" EDM --Not Electronic Dance Music, wire EDM for knife making!
Mitutoyo comes to SMW to do a Measurelink Demo. When it comes to business
partnerships, personal connections can add weight to business decisions.
At the end of the day, it's still a business needing to thrive.