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John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.

Business of Machining John Grimsmo & John Saunders

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    • 4.8 • 177 Ratings

John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.

    #221 - A Business Is Only As Strong As Its Employees

    #221 - A Business Is Only As Strong As Its Employees

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    This week Saunders & Grimsmo give a deep dive into all their employees and what they do.

    • 52 min
    #220 - Purchasing & Procurement, ERP System, Raw Material Shortage Concerns, Willemin, Haas DT-2, Tool Life, KERN production, Higby Threads, and MORE!

    #220 - Purchasing & Procurement, ERP System, Raw Material Shortage Concerns, Willemin, Haas DT-2, Tool Life, KERN production, Higby Threads, and MORE!

    TOPICS:
    Grimsmo quits (this is a good thing, we promise)! ERP Systems & Purchase Orders Raw Material Shortages Willemin (Mill-ish) coming to Grimsmo Knives from Ohio Haas VF-3 & Haas DT-2 for production at SMW! KERN & lights out production Diagnosing Tool Life Killers & Solutions (Chip Evacuation, Fusion 360 Adaptive with Ramp Taper Angle, tool coatings, through spindle coolant, flute count, magnetism, and more!) Higby Threads, CNC Lathe Love, Master Ring Gauges Dimension Drawings for QC at SMW Fusion 360 FINALLY allows threading with a grooving tool!  

    • 49 min
    #219 - Area 419 Tour & 15+ Hour Run Times!

    #219 - Area 419 Tour & 15+ Hour Run Times!

    TOPICS:
    How do business leaders spend their time inside their company? Saunders wants to hire a machinist or an operations manager. Saunders did an awesome tour with Area 419. DT1 Favorite machines. "Leadership is being present." Lathe facing passes and how to get the best finish. Saunders QC bin for diamond parts is getting better and better.

    • 51 min
    #218 Willemin, Area 419's NEW SHOP, Cashflow, Post Covid Economics, & More

    #218 Willemin, Area 419's NEW SHOP, Cashflow, Post Covid Economics, & More

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    Area 419 Tour will be premiered on YouTube Monday April 19th, 2021 at 1:30 PM EDT!  Cashflow, Loans, and Post Covid Economic Impacts Grimsmo's purchased a used Willemin Neodymium Magnets Swiss Miss - Saunders Decides Against Swiss for Reversible Inserts CNC Lathe Probing & Tooling Options Business Mindset - The Shift from Preparer to Reviewer

    • 44 min
    #217 - Coolant Dispensing Vs Oil? Grimsmo Ordering Two New Lathes. Cycle time speed increases!

    #217 - Coolant Dispensing Vs Oil? Grimsmo Ordering Two New Lathes. Cycle time speed increases!

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    Saunders is settling in and working very hard on some updates to the shop this past year. Grimsmo dives into new coolant dispenser. Being a parent and teaching your kids cool stuff! Oil vs coolant. Grimsmo talks about ordering two new lathes! Cycle time speed increases across different machines.

    • 48 min
    #216 - Renishaw Probe Replacements, Selling more SAGA pens, Swiss Lathes, Willemin, & Area 419 Shop Tour

    #216 - Renishaw Probe Replacements, Selling more SAGA pens, Swiss Lathes, Willemin, & Area 419 Shop Tour

    TOPICS:
    SMW and Grimsmo in limbo between the lone bootstrapper and leader of a team Plurality of Swisses. Saunders and Grimsmo discuss production volume, process reliability, and other decision making factors for buying new CNC lathes I'm Nak sure if I need a Willemin or Nak. Grimsmo and Saunders debate about whether or not the Nak should be let go in favor of a Willemin Mill Turn Sourcing centerless ground 17-4 Stainless Bar feeders & Automation Area 419 Tour of the new shop gets Saunders dreaming big. The tour is set to premiere on YouTube on Monday, April 19th! GK products like the SAGA, Norseman, and Rask increase in demand Superordinate Shop Goals - Giving the team a unified vision Renishaw Probe Replacements = Worth It!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

thirschi ,

Some BOM dudes here

I’ve been listening to Grimsmo and Saunders since the they started this podcast and it’s been a great way to spend my Friday morning (and sometimes afternoon) drive to (or from) the shop. They keep it real and have been a great inspiration in my own work. Keep up the great show guys!

awsomeness_62 ,

Amazing Podcast

One of my all time favorites and always excited for the new episode to listen too

allthestupidnicknamesaretaken2 ,

Fantastic!

I listen while working at my lathe while starting my business. Very inspiring.

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