John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.
#211 - So When Should You Quit Your Day Job?
Saunders talks about his experience with quitting his day job and when you should to. Do you spot holes in machining? Saunders goes into a huge rabbit hole of 3d printing. Lathes, Lathes and more Lathes! Hot glue in the shop? What are the uses? Saunders does a shop tour at Area419
#210 - Dude, I think you solved my problem! Education, Hiring, Macros for Probing, and MORE!
Does a College Education Matter? Grimsmo and Saunders share their different paths and initial interests BEFORE they got into CNC machining. Someone is looking for a new machinist---could it be you? Optical Flat & Monochromatic Light for Part Flatness @laneymachinetech Grimsmo and Saunders offer each other workable solutions for tool break detection and other quirky issues. Renishaw probing macros and lathe part off techniques
#209 - The Return Of Johnny Five
Reaming holes. Endmill coatings and storage. Grob factory tour. Tool like time and replacement methods. Johnny Five returns. Links:
#208 - Creative Workholding & Fixturing, 3D Printers, Must Have Tools from McMaster, & More!
Trusting Instincts Social proof for marketing and branding Creative Fixturing and Workholding Grimsmo and Saunders Approved Tools!
Grimsmo's Favorite Gripper Pad The "I can't believe it exists already" wrench Good reasons to outsource things beyond the scope of your business Xometry Pay - Solving Collection of past due accounts for businesses? Prusas, 3D printed 1/4" Royal Collet for sub spindle & Gauge Housings
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#207 - Growing A Business In 3 Stages
Ordering Lathe Material - Purchasing/procurement Finances in Business What makes you happy? Growing a business in 3 stages Lathe talk Past due accounts receivables? Creating your own cnc machine?
#206 - Systems for Success, Marketing, Accounting, & Lathe Insert Tool Life
Saunders on feeling overwhelmed and a defining moment at Pierson Workholding. Can daily tasks actually KILL your business? "You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems." - James Clear Marketing Business accounting Tool life for lathe parting inserts