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    Default Where are McGizmos machined?

    This might be common knowledge, but I was wondering who does the machining for the McGizmo hosts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    This might be common knowledge, but I was wondering who does the machining for the McGizmo hosts?
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    Default Re: Where are McGizmos machined?

    In Don's shop. IIRC like Jeff and Fred, Don does his own machining?

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    I believe that Don has a local Machine Shop which does the machining though he does have his own lathe which he uses to dream up new products and abuse (in a good way) old products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egrep View Post
    In Don's shop. IIRC like Jeff and Fred, Don does his own machining?
    Doubtful, but my curiosity would like to be satisfied.



    Quote Originally Posted by RocketTomato View Post
    I believe that Don has a local Machine Shop which does the machining though he does have his own lathe which he uses to dream up new products and abuse (in a good way) old products.

    Hawaii or CA?
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    Default Re: Where are McGizmos machined?

    I believe, Germany
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    Default Re: Where are McGizmos machined?

    I believe so too.

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketTomato View Post
    I believe that Don has a local Machine Shop which does the machining though he does have his own lathe which he uses to dream up new products and abuse (in a good way) old products.

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    Default Re: Where are McGizmos machined?

    This is starting to sound like the "how do they get the caramel into the caramilk bar?" mystery.

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    Default Re: Where are McGizmos machined?

    For some reason I thought it was a shop on the mainland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    For some reason I thought it was a shop on the mainland.
    Not sure, hopefully Don will chime in and solve the mystery.
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    I am confident that I have mentioned before that the titanium components are machined for me by a machine shop. This shop is on the west coast. I provide them with drawings and solid files that I generate on my computer and prove out first by machining a prototype myself, in my shop, on my lathe. Originally I did some prototypes in titanium because I couldn't wait to have the finished product in hand for my own use. But I have since learned that I can wait for the professionally machined part from the shop and save myself a whole bunch of time and often grief! I have developed a great relationship and friendship with the shop owner and some of his family over the years and it is a pleasure doing business with them. They do excellent work. IMHO.
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    Don, the machine shop does excellent work for us all. You also did a great job for me on your lathe last year on my 123 pak, as long as its you or who you select we are all happy

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    Thanks for chiming in, Don. I'm sure you have mentioned it in the past, but I couldn't recall.
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    Ah, so the work *is* done in the US? It's great work regardless, but it's an added bonus if it helps prop up the US' manufacturing sector. You know, what with American bridges getting outsourced to China, and whatnot.

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    Maybe Don could pass the name of this shop on to Henry, he's been in need of a good machine shop to do HDS parts for QUITE some time now.
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    Default Re: Where are McGizmos machined?

    PrecisionWorks is also looking for a shop that can handle titanium. Though shops in the US that can handle titanium are pretty much all swamped with work for aerospace companies.

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