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Forest Cobbler

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  1. Swatkins do a boxed one and T Colledge do one on a card.
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    As yet we have not lost any customers, big or otherwise, due to Glenway or any other supplier. Maybe that's just our good luck. But I do think that, when it's an important problem like this, it's better to phone rather than email.
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    Trend, Swatkins and Cebrian all offer excellent customer service. We do use Glenway quite a lot too, because they have trophies that our customers want to buy. Yes their customer service attitude does occasionally leave a bit to be desired, especially in response to an email. Phoning them has a better effect. But we've not had any major issues, certainly nothing I would stop using them for. What our customers want has to take precedence over anything else.
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    Alfa blanks

    Hi, we're trying to identify which blank we need for this Alfa key. We've tried ALF-3 but it doesn't go in. The numbers on the back are 150F 6 and there's A 83 on the front. Thanks, Valerie
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    Alfa blanks

    Finally had time to look at Pextra keys online (had to leave out Ancor because I kept getting info about Anchor extra thick cream instead), and I think you are right. So I've sent the same pictures to SKS again asking them to look at Pextra instead of Alfa. I await their reply. Thanks
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    Alfa blanks

    I did. They cannot suggest anything else than the ALF-3 that we've already tried.
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    another fishy watch

    How do you deal with a watch like that if your bench is right out in the shop? Ours is just out of sight in the back room, and we still have trouble working on the really cruddy watches without the customer seeing you scraping the gunk off into the bin. Or retching, which is what the boss does when he's confronted with one.
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    Pantograph letters/patterns

    Can you post a photo of it?
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    Customer hands over an unmarked, non standard cylinder key. Me, in an effort to narrow down the options, " What's it for?" Customer " a lock" ! Really? I would never have guessed. and thrice
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    Pantograph letters/patterns

    When we had a pantograph machine I used to make my own templates by drawing onto thick cardboard, and going over and over the design with a ballpoint pen until I had created a groove for the stylus to sit in. Then stick the cardboard in place of the character slides. Have to admit that I didn't do too many though.
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    Laser Engraving machines

    gotta love a minion.
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    Laser Engraving machines

    'scuse me!!!!! I do reviews on Google. And I am definitely not a liar or an idiot
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    Watch Straps

    The Condor website is a bit of a nightmare, but I seem to be getting the hang of it now. You could always arm yourself with the catalogue and put your order in an email to the sales office.
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    badge domes

    Hi Does anyone have any of the rectangular domes for Trend's 75mm x 30mm BP117 badge backs? I need about 20. Thanks, Valerie
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    One of many uses for masking tape

    Thanks. Just thought it might help someone else trying to work out how to hold an awkward shape.
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    Mushroom pins

    We get several watches in where the mushroom pin has broken off the bracelet clasp. Usually it is possible to replace the whole clasp, but not always. So I was really pleased to find an assorted box of mushroom pins in the Cousins catalogue. In my ignorance, I assumed that they were two piece affairs that you pushed together though the hole in the clasp, and then whacked with a hammer to secure. I was wrong. It seems that you just put the bottom end through the clasp and then use a punch to knurl it over. Have any of you fitted these before? And if so can you advise the best way if holding everything in place. Thanks, Valerie
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    Mushroom pins

    I was hoping to find a tumbleweed emoji, but I can't. So you'll just have to imagine that this is rolling through on an empty breeze
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    Mushroom pins

    Or the wrong end of the mushroom
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    Mushroom pins

    Sorry, they are not the same thing at all. This is the bit I'm talking about.
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    Engraving into animal horn?

    I thought that animal horn was similar to hair rather than bone. I agree with the keratin bit though.
  21. Do any of you do much engraving into wood? Particularly giftware or wooden boxes, where the writing or artwork needs to be quite fine. I'd be interested to know what cutters you're using and whether you specify which type of wood it needs to be. I have had the odd attempt, but find that the edges get 'fluffy' or that the middles of letters disappear. If we had a laser engraver it wouldn't be a problem I know, but we don't. Thanks, Valerie
  22. The boss was sorting out some old paperwork and came across a Footnote magazine from 1997. The repair price list makes quite interesting reading.
  23. This was on the back of the same page
  24. Is it just me? I'm pretty broad minded, but I'm finding these jokes less and less funny (not that I've ever truly laughed at one), occasionally bordering on offensive. Yes I know, I don't have to read them.