Dave Monyhan - Goodson Shop Supplies
Machine Maintenance, Make the Most of Your Crank Grinder: Maintain It

Your crankshaft grinder probably represents one of the single biggest investments you’ve made for your shop. Most of you purchased your grinder to ensure quality, delivery and to enhance your shop’s ability to be self-sufficient. Hopefully you and your employees are taking good care of this sophisticated and expensive machine. To help you out, here

Machine Maintenance: When Spring Is In The Air, Cleaning Is In The Shop

It’s that time of year again. The racing season is underway. Spring is here and hopefully your shop is getting busier. Before it gets too hectic, it’s time to do some spring cleaning in your shop. The first stop is the first place your customers will see – the front counter. Get rid of any

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Is your shop a safe place to work? Good question, isn’t it? What do I mean when I say is your shop safe? Let’s put everything into perspective. One injury could potentially cost you everything. Lest you think I’m being overly dramatic, consider this … while working on an important job your top machinist gets

What’s That Smell!?

Over the past several columns, I’ve talked about a variety of shop machines and their maintenance schedules. I’ve talked about how to get your shops cleaned up and looking good for customers’ inspection. This article is going to deal with a problem that’s right under your nose

Get Your Shop Together To Be More Efficient, Profitable

Let’s face it; the hardest part about starting each day is being ready to work when the start bell rings. The worst way to start your day is to spend time searching for where you left off the day before. The best way to be ready is to get your shop together. This means that

Maintenance Means You’re Set For Honing, Not Moaning

Let’s start with one of the main ingredients of honing: the honing oil. Automotive type transmission fluid is NOT honing oil. Period! Don’t let me catch you using tranny fluid in your honing machine! Honing oils are not all alike either. Always use the highest quality honing oil from a supplier you can trust. It

New Year’s Resolution: Be True To Your Tools

So, you finally decided it

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The Valve Refacer Makes A Good Valve Job A Great One

The most critical part of any valve job is the ability to make concentric contact to the valve seat for proper sealing. Without that concentric contact all your work literally goes up in smoke in the form of black smoke from out of the exhaust system. All valve refacers do basically the same thing