I’ve had numerous folks email asking how I price jobs, quote jobs, etc. It’s a great question and I hesitated to do a video about it; unless the video were a ‘no holds barred’, totally open kimono, it wouldn’t be a valuable discussion.
Well, heck with it – let’s share. The video is broken down into four sections:
1) My Story: How and why I became a machinist and how that influences interaction with customers and influences what I am actually “selling” to the customer (which is usually more than just spindle time)
2) Mechanics of how I calculate quotes
3) How I ACTUALLY quote (with mechanics from #2 only being part of the equation)
4) You! How and what you should think about and focus as you grow from a hobby or small shop to scaling up work
Link to NYC CNC blog page with Excel Shop Quote Template Download: http://www.nyccnc.com/wednesday-widget/how-i-quote-cnc-machine-shop-work