I think a big part of the success I’ve been having in the shop comes from never thinking I’m above learning to do something myself the hard way. Instead of paying someone else to do it, being able to build my own machines and tooling has allowed me to do a lot of jobs just a little bit better, and a little bit faster. Here’s a custom radius planishing hammer die I cranked out for a fuel tank I’m working on - machined, polished, and hardened in-house. It was faster to build than it would be to order one, but it would have been less expensive to buy one off the shelf. However, the real value is being able to provide the customer with a little bit better part, with service that’s a little bit faster. I really thinks its those little bits that eventually add up to make the big difference!
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