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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    I have done some welding. I'll never forget, after I got done the owner of shop came in fab shop took one look and said: " Looks a damn DIRT DOBBER welded that. Fails on appearance alone!" LOL I'll figure it out LOTT, thanks for everything. Cheers :cheers:
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    Guys, Thank you all for your experience, opinions, and insight. Thanks on behalf of others like me as well. I'm sure they have benefited too! Between all of these recommendations and thoughts anyone, not just me, should be able to assemble a start-up path that works for them. Some people are...
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    Sure. In my case, I only have some general garage power hand tools so any precision operation would be subbed out. I might have misunderstood freedom but in my case it would have to be the widgetiest of widgets for me to be able to make in house. 😕
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    Interesting. The thought of brokering had briefly occured to me. Ill have to revisit that idea as an option for just getting started. Thank you Sir.
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    A nice and thorough breakdown with good advice. I appreciate your time in writing and sharing that. To clarify, you would build building and use money from subbing out work to save up for machine? Did I understand that correctly?
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    Sure. Mini-mill was just used as a place holder for some small limiting cheap machine. Brand unimportant. Small machine in garage vs proper machine using loan was essence of question. Sounds like baby steps is the most advised option so far. Thanks
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    Even though there is disappointment and anger with investor flaking out, I agree with your sentiment. Blessing in disguise kinda thing. Sometimes I look at results as though the world is guiding me through what should and shouldn't happen. Wise words. Would you consider buying a Mini-mill in...
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    Not a high moment in life my man. I asked you about your tone and provided a gracious way out in case you were being pointed. Most just react. Not sure what more I could do given the circumstances. What's your intention and I can better direct the conversation?
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    The plan has all been laid out prior in the thread. Not sure what end you're trying to reach. I hope it's not the one that matches your incredulous tone.
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    I tried. Customer was ready, machine was ready, and investor went silent when it was his turn to work. Plan B'ing it now
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    New shop considering NX Cam.

    A company called Spatial Integrated Systems. The applications engineer blew my mind with how knowledgeable he is. Seems like a true expert.
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    New shop considering NX Cam.

    Words of wisdom. I appreciate the break down. Hypermill is definitely top notch as well. The VAR I am in touch with has pleasantly surprised me with his expertise and willingness to help. Got lucky in that sense. I will definitely take your wisdom into consideration. Thank you.
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    New shop considering NX Cam.

    / 3. Thank goodness. Thanks for the breakdown. Are they charging yearly or total cost due up front?
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    New shop considering NX Cam.

    Marvel, is the NX 3 year subscription 15804/3 or 15804*3?
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    New shop considering NX Cam.

    I haven't considered SolidEdge CAM. It is worth researching on my part. Thanks for the alternative option. I'll look into it.
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    For the first time ever, I saw the numbers related to opinions as a Bell Curve. Typically truth lays somewhere in the middle of all the numbers.
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    Sorry LOTT, I didn't mean to come off short. As you know, I agree that starting small would be better. I just don't know or have that option at the moment. Thanks for all the advice, truly. Perfect saying. binge studying vs 30min/day for life kinda thing.
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    New shop considering NX Cam.

    That is a great point you bring up. I'll need to ask about that. New geometry is absolutely necessary in my case. Thanks.
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    Yeah, it's a little scary. And honestly REALLY frightful when I allow my mind to act as a scale and feel the weight of everything. I don't think there is a stop to this though. I've worked for companies, delivered the goods, gone above and beyond, created the cool stuff. I can bear the thought...
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    A humble request for mentor. Potential new shop.

    I might be missing some of the relevance. What are you thinking about that machine/post just now?
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