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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: 2024
May 10, 2024

TOPICS:

 

  • Integral knife button tweaking
  • Thermal growth on steel
  • Optical comparator with Baty screen
  • 3d printing brim and build plates
  • Zero gravity tool suspension device
  • - Sloky torque devices
  • Johnny 5 build
  • Offset on horizontal got reset!

 

May 3, 2024

TOPICS:

  • Creativity vs productivity
  • Saunders' Willemin is gone
  • Project management
  • Johnny 5 robot update
  • BlackFox Machining box cutter clip
  • Awkward DOITS phase

 

Apr 26, 2024

TOPICS:

  • weird door alarm on Okuma
  • Product design and prototyping
  • Tolerancing parts
  • Nut runner torque wrenches
  • Lapping parts FLAT
  • Johnny 5 robot!  
Apr 19, 2024

TOPICS:

  • Saunders yard sale open house
  • Wall control (pegboard)
  • Drill press upgrades
  • SMW puck chucks and fixture plates
  • Willemin calibration procedure
  • Probe tips
  • Al Whatmough

Apr 12, 2024

TOPICS:

 

  • Local Ohio Machinist and makers group https://forms.gle/CSLjYSQshDqDCWRE6
  • Chemistry and filtration of liquids
  • Future goals and Happiness
  • 3 examples of the "rule of inverse Pi"
  • Scissor lift sold
  • Tall castle grips
  • Anodizing crate
  • Grimsmo grinding consistency on Speedio
  • Saunders bent a probe tip
  • Comparing shop cleanliness and organization
Apr 5, 2024

TOPICS:

  • double tape and glue method
  • Saunders open house April 13
  • Willemin crash
  • CNC machines of the Future
  • Looking for an aluminum machine
  • LIGO gravitational device
  • Nut runner torque device
  • Drilling holes efficiently

 

Mar 22, 2024

TOPICS:

  • Latest hyperobsession - Chemistry
  • Saunders yard sale!
  • Local Machinist and makers group
  • Grimsmo's Week in Review video
  • Life hacks
  • Nakamura window shattered, replacement is in.
  • Torque wrenches

Interested in a Central Ohio Machinist & Makers meet up? Fill out this form - https://forms.gle/CSLjYSQshDqDCWRE6

SMW Yard Sale LINK:  https://saundersmachineworks.com/collections/equipment-for-sale

Mar 15, 2024

TOPICS:

 

  • Loneliness in entrepreneurship
  • banking relationships
  • Kosterising heat treat
  • New Willemin coming to Saunders
  • Frustrated with IOT devices
  • Selling tools at the open house

 

LINK IN DESCRIPTION WITH OPEN HOUSE DETAILS:

https://saundersmachineworks.com/collections/equipment-for-sale/products/yard-sale

 

Mar 8, 2024

TOPICS:

  • hardmilling
  • Prototyping new products
  • Reaming holes
  • Viewer mail
Mar 1, 2024

TOPICS:

  • Grimsmo's new knife
  • I love heat treating!  
  • Should I get a Brother Speedio R650?
  • Crashed the Speedio probe
  • Quality of life improvements
Feb 23, 2024

TOPICS:

  • Being too nice or too driven to your staff?
  • Grimsmo's Willemin needs pneumatic work
  • Solved the Horizontal chip sorting issue
  • Cash management
  • Exit interviews
  • Repair parts process bins
Feb 16, 2024

TOPICS:

 

  • Grimsmo's new knife has a blade!
  • Saunders yard sale!  Sat April 13, 2024
  • inverse of the Rule Of Pi
  • Programming on the Horizontal
  • Having a hard time selling 2 Haas machines
  • carbon fiber double tape method
Feb 9, 2024

TOPICS:

  • Gridfinity bins and inserted tooling
  • 75 Hard
  • Grimsmo's new Employee
  • What's more accurate, axial or radial cuts?
  • diamond burnishing on swiss
  • LTL freight stress
  • Labeling fixtures with paint
  • Speedio tool touchoffs
  • Saunders sorting chips

 

Feb 2, 2024

TOPICS:

  • override process sheets and process bins
  • Kids and work
  • Days Off In The Shop is a failure
  • Gridfinity!
  • Grimsmo's erowa and Speedio update
  • Automation and pallet changing
  • Hardmilling 

 

Jan 26, 2024

TOPICS

  • Knifemaking Tuesdays are back!
  • Multi color 3d printing
  • Breaking drill bits
  • Fusion Trim toolpath
  • Days Off In The Shop is difficult, but wonderful
  • Grimsmo's Speedio and Erowa are hooked up!
  • Heat treating pullstuds
Jan 19, 2024

TOPICS:

 

  • Grimsmo's plans for the year
  • Naming products
  • Days off in the shop - Best business decision EVER
  • New employee at Grimsmo Knives
  • Releasing new products
  • Tom Lipton mentor
  • Saving time and money
Jan 12, 2024

TOPICS:

 

  • Days Off In The Shop ("Doits")
  • Taking Purchasing off my plate
  • Tracking and quantifying order issues
  • Magnetic chip separator
  • Variation between fixtures

 

Jan 5, 2024

TOPICS:

  • Coming in hot for 2024.  Reflecting and planning.
  • Buckling down for a tough year.
  • Grimsmo Buyer's Choice, new knife model
  • Grimsmo's Eumach machines
  • Selling CNC machines
  • How do we buy cleaning supplies
  • Dual color 3d printing for text

 

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