Monday, September 9, 2013


Welcome to the Turning Point Tool blog. We'll be using this site to keep you up to date on some of the things going on with us and the industry. Post some interesting articles and cover some a of the random stuff that happens daily around here. You'll get introduced to some of the characters who work here and pass by, and also some insight into some of our trials and triumphs.

This week is starting out with us trying to wrap up a single cavity gun stock mold. Our schedule of wrapping up last week we interrupted when the customer's tooling manager wanted to make some minor improvements to the tool to avoid potential mishaps and down time. We also have some other tooling we're working on including an 8 cavity connector and a 2 cavity ferrule mold with collapsible cores. We had to call in one of our contract workers to help us out with the glut of grinding we have on the eight cavity mold. We'll call him Walt, to protect his innocence or lack there of. Walt came right in and took charge right where he left off. Cleaning his area and organizing my toolbox to the way he likes it.

Our lunch times are usually entertaining as we always find ways to break chops about the latest headlines, sporting event or figuring out the daily NY Times crossword. Today we talked about the Fiat commercial on during the Bills game. The one with the four girls in bikini's rushing out of the car. The voice-over says the car sits 4...or 5 and shows a crab in the car snapping it's claws. Larry thought the commercial might be about the girls having crabs. I had to correct him that the crab was the fifth person in the car pinching their butts.

Yep, that's what it's like here.