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Forest Cobbler

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  1. Forest Cobbler

    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.
  9. 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
  10. The boss was sorting out some old paperwork and came across a Footnote magazine from 1997. The repair price list makes quite interesting reading.
  11. This was on the back of the same page
  12. 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.
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    Glenway's monthly 'joke'

    But, just for you, I have gone gone to the bin and fished out the latest one. The others are long gone.
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    Glenway's monthly 'joke'

    To be honest, I rather assumed that most of you would also receive the monthly email and would therefore know what I was talking about.
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    Glenway's monthly 'joke'

    I deleted it
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    Glenway's monthly 'joke'

    on their monthly newsletter
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    Description please

    Customer - "How much is a key?" Staff - " Depends what type of key it is" Customer - "It's for a lock" OR Customer - "Do you cut keys?" Me (on a bad day) - "No, we just have all these hanging here for decoration" Sometimes you could just scream.
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    Engraving into wood

    Next time I get my cutters sharpened I'll have a practice on a mahogany plaque, or something similar, just to see how I get on. Thanks, Valerie
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    Engraving into wood

    Oh heck, I feel that this another of those 'I am such a numpty' moments but here goes anyway. A or B cutter? I have no idea what that refers to, sorry.
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    Engraving into wood

    Which type of cutter would you suggest? Neither U-marq or Mastergrave mention wood in their descriptions. Thanks, Valerie
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    Slightly confused, is this a "fake".

    I reckon that has fake written all over it
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    Used watch batteries

    Of course LBS also offer a recycling service, but I don't know how much they pay.
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    Used watch batteries

    We sell ours to Exmet - 01329 834939. He came round the other day and paid £26 per kilo.
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    brownie trefoil medal centres

    Armstrong Products still do the old style centres with the metallic print. 01484 516040 www.armstrongproducts.co.uk