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Anyone else watch clickspring on YT?

The crazy bastard is making the antikythera mechanism by hand, hand filing all the gears and everything. Well worth a watch.



(01-27-2019, 09:19 PM)Catch Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-27-2019, 09:15 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: [ -> ]Let me think before posting more on the topic but, as a fellow business guy who has had a high overhead in tech gear..watch your spending. I had a rule.. If a piece of gear wasn't paying for itself, look into ditching it and finding an outside vendor to do that work, and, mark it up if possible. Also, and this was tough at times, if a piece of hardware hasn't been used in two years, sell it.

I get exactly what you're saying. I've got the costs pretty nailed down on our systems and the pricing is based on market tolerance. Honestly, the cost of any machine tool itself is easily justifiable other than volume needs to go up first. But, we've only been around for 3 years and growth is on a nice trend...60% 2017 over 2016 and 80% 2018 over 2017. Already this year, we're booked through May with some bigger orders coming in within the next 30 days. We could easily be booked for the year by the end of February. Then I'll start doing a bit more research on expansion :)

I'll pass along some advice I was given early on. Find the CPA who handles the most successful business in your field.. And, beg him/her to take you on as a client. Tax Laws very with business types and, a CPA who specializes in a field is as good as an investor. Expect his/her fees to grow as you grow. The good ones are extremely valuable. Be sure to buy them a nice lunch during the holidays. They become part of your crew.
(01-27-2019, 11:16 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-27-2019, 09:19 PM)Catch Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-27-2019, 09:15 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: [ -> ]Let me think before posting more on the topic but, as a fellow business guy who has had a high overhead in tech gear..watch your spending. I had a rule.. If a piece of gear wasn't paying for itself, look into ditching it and finding an outside vendor to do that work, and, mark it up if possible. Also, and this was tough at times, if a piece of hardware hasn't been used in two years, sell it.

I get exactly what you're saying. I've got the costs pretty nailed down on our systems and the pricing is based on market tolerance. Honestly, the cost of any machine tool itself is easily justifiable other than volume needs to go up first. But, we've only been around for 3 years and growth is on a nice trend...60% 2017 over 2016 and 80% 2018 over 2017. Already this year, we're booked through May with some bigger orders coming in within the next 30 days. We could easily be booked for the year by the end of February. Then I'll start doing a bit more research on expansion :)

I'll pass along some advice I was given early on. Find the CPA who handles the most successful business in your field.. And, beg him/her to take you on as a client. Tax Laws very with business types and, a CPA who specializes in a field is as good as an investor. Expect his/her fees to grow as you grow. The good ones are extremely valuable. Be sure to buy them a nice lunch during the holidays. They become part of your crew.

Yep, already have an Accounting firm handling the non-daily stuff for us. Also, I got lucky and found a very smart young lady who was stuck clerking at a law firm for our on staff accountant. The girl speaks 3 languages and has two degrees. She has the greatest personality on top of it. She does a good job keeping the rest of us in check when it comes to spending lol.
(01-27-2019, 11:20 PM)Catch Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-27-2019, 11:16 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-27-2019, 09:19 PM)Catch Wrote: [ -> ]I get exactly what you're saying. I've got the costs pretty nailed down on our systems and the pricing is based on market tolerance. Honestly, the cost of any machine tool itself is easily justifiable other than volume needs to go up first. But, we've only been around for 3 years and growth is on a nice trend...60% 2017 over 2016 and 80% 2018 over 2017. Already this year, we're booked through May with some bigger orders coming in within the next 30 days. We could easily be booked for the year by the end of February. Then I'll start doing a bit more research on expansion :)

I'll pass along some advice I was given early on. Find the CPA who handles the most successful business in your field.. And, beg him/her to take you on as a client. Tax Laws very with business types and, a CPA who specializes in a field is as good as an investor. Expect his/her fees to grow as you grow. The good ones are extremely valuable. Be sure to buy them a nice lunch during the holidays. They become part of your crew.

Yep, already have an Accounting firm handling the non-daily stuff for us. Also, I got lucky and found a very smart young lady who was stuck clerking at a law firm for our on staff accountant. The girl speaks 3 languages and has two degrees. She has the greatest personality on top of it. She does a good job keeping the rest of us in check when it comes to spending lol.

To be more concise, a CPA in your field will know most everyone and, be watching everything. If you need a Mill and he knows it, and he sees a business folding, you may get a call that you wouldn't otherwise get. An early low ball cash offer to a business that will be auctioned off weeks later, might be gladly received. Extrapolate from that premise.
@Catch

Example..

The Orphanage W A S a visual effects studio located in California. It had offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It was co-founded in 1999 by Stu Maschwitz, Jonathan Rothbart and Scott Stewart, who all previously worked at Industrial Light & Magic. Scott Kirsner at Hollywood Reporter[1] interviewed a couple of the founders and writes about the company and its plans. Stu Maschwitz created the Magic Bullet software which gives video a film look and wrote a book about guerrilla filmmaking called The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Orphanage_(company)
(01-27-2019, 11:43 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: [ -> ]@Catch

Example..

The Orphanage W A S  a visual effects studio located in California. It had offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It was co-founded in 1999 by Stu Maschwitz, Jonathan Rothbart and Scott Stewart, who all previously worked at Industrial Light & Magic. Scott Kirsner at Hollywood Reporter[1] interviewed a couple of the founders and writes about the company and its plans. Stu Maschwitz created the Magic Bullet software which gives video a film look and wrote a book about guerrilla filmmaking called The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Orphanage_(company)

Good stuff! Thank you brother :)
(01-27-2019, 11:47 PM)Catch Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-27-2019, 11:43 PM)MaximalGravity Wrote: [ -> ]@Catch

Example..

The Orphanage W A S  a visual effects studio located in California. It had offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It was co-founded in 1999 by Stu Maschwitz, Jonathan Rothbart and Scott Stewart, who all previously worked at Industrial Light & Magic. Scott Kirsner at Hollywood Reporter[1] interviewed a couple of the founders and writes about the company and its plans. Stu Maschwitz created the Magic Bullet software which gives video a film look and wrote a book about guerrilla filmmaking called The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Orphanage_(company)

Good stuff! Thank you brother :)

Yep, any time.
(01-27-2019, 07:09 PM)FallingDown Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-27-2019, 06:57 PM)Hazmat Wrote: [ -> ]I very nearly became a slave to this machine - modern version. But after a brief stint on a high school work program I said nope, Cya!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djB9oK6pkbA
I still appreciate precision though...as in reloa*ing..

I don’t watch many videos but that one was cool .

Keep in mind we wouldn’t of had any of that without the anvil.

My bad haz I just like to make everything as simple as possible . Chuckle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7K1SgywkiI
Great vid. Thanks for posting.
(01-27-2019, 09:38 PM)dazedb42 Wrote: [ -> ]Anyone else watch clickspring on YT?

The crazy bastard is making the antikythera mechanism by hand, hand filing all the gears and everything. Well worth a watch.




very nice thank you much

i miss my friends from the Alchemy forum back in 2010 to 2012
one in particular was doing a study very intrigued on this topic
he or she was very well versed on the subject topic matter

any hoo GLASSES says hello
and Thank You for putting me on a great path of natural things
just an fyi

this post has made me think of good times

Lmao
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