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  1. 3 points
    kobblers

    Brexit

    Please keep this topic civil or it will be locked. Cheers. Rick.
  2. 3 points
    obdsystems

    Brexit

    Spoken as a Remainer - People who don't believe in them selves - don't believe in their Country. Which describes you. Grow some backbone Regular working class want no deal. Will be some hardship, but also see the eventual advantages. Only Brexit Party now - Labour and Tory united under common cause
  3. 3 points
    Lee

    CUTTING EDGE

    I get hundreds of bits of tat through the post every year, the reason the shows not expanded is because no ones got the time to sink into actually talking to or visiting people to promote the concept. there's no one "face of the show" it needs a PR person, who on the surface is running it, even if a committee makes up the effort. were's its facebook, its instagram, its twitter, its registration page, its live feed?
  4. 3 points
    Youngcobbler

    Fake Fossil Watch

    Always do a proper check before you take in a watch. This could easily have been done by inexperienced watch repairers who done this to it, you think you did but maybe not. I get things like this. One another advice while we on topic always check that the crown fully comes out and it turning the hands. I had customers who’s steam is broken I fix watch then while setting time I noticed it’s broken from before but too late. That was few years ago. sorry to talk off the topic
  5. 2 points
    cowers lane 583

    Tanked

    Been watch way too much "Tanked", but did feel inspired to redo the shop aquarium. Love it when a hobby becomes tax deductible.
  6. 2 points
    Dave the locksmith

    Car Remotes

    The older version cost me £1300.00 about 15 years ago
  7. 2 points
    robinh

    CUTTING EDGE

    Many thanks for the answers so far. The question about paying to get in was very tongue in cheek, I was quite surprised to have to pay 12 euros at Wiesbaden and I do agree that it is not an encouragement. From the exhibitors point of view though an exhibition is expensive and I think that most manufacturers/exhibitors are currently having to keep a very close watch on expenses. Location will always be contentious but we have to try to be as central as possible. As always it's a Catch 22 situation, The exhibitors want more visitors to make it worthwhile putting on a show. The visitors want more exhibitors ( And better deals). The organisers are very much aware of the problems and welcome all feedback. The recurrence of the main show has been extended to every two years at the request of most of the exhibitors but it would appear that visitors prefer every year. I will pass that on. Good point about use of media, I'm still getting the hang of things like FB. I only look after the SOMSR website but will try to bring the Cutting Edge one more up to date as soon as I can. For the life of me I still can't understand how Twitter and Instagram work. They consume so much of peoples' time and so much of the content seems to be totally irrelevant. Does this make me a dinosaur? Are Instagram and Twitter the only platforms that matter these days? Does hard copy such as Cutting Edge magazine have no relevance any more?. As for a "face" Will mine do for the moment ? I'm quite happy to pass on any comments to the show organisers and am available to anyone who wishes to make positive suggestions. As for the Original Quick questionnaire, I will leave it open for more answers until end of May and will then sort out the winner of the bubbly Don't hold back, believe it or not we need each other to survive. Robin
  8. 2 points
    rapidlocks

    Brexit

    with all the best will in the world , it is unlikely that the brexit party would or could win a general election , judging by the mood in the country it is unlikely that either of the 2 main parties will get a majority to govern , face it the conservatives are a mess and corbyn is as electable as a dustbin , with better leadership i think labour would have capitalised and won with a landslide , but due to their leadership will find themselves in the same boat as the conservatives . face it steve , the likely outcome is a severly hung parliament with conservative and labour both being far weaker than they are now , with the rest including brexit party , ukip , greens etc all diluting any near majority , so a coalition must be formed , though a coalition with so many opposing views will cause 1 huge stalemate that will see little get done as it will be near impossible to pass anything worthwhile as too many will block it . i would still vote leave , but i have grave concerns as to whether our house of commons could and would build leaving into something that would see us grow and prosper , i really dont believe they have the balls or the ability to make leave on no deal work sadly . leaving us in as a rule taker is pointless as in a worse position than if we remain as at least we have a veto and are part of what makes the rules . the choices are really 1) remain in eu 2) leave with the tory deal tweaked to labours liking making it a worse deal as still in but with zero say 3) leave with no deal and pray that those in the commons can get there acts together and make it work sadly for many staying in may win the day , which conspiracy theorists may believe was the plan all along .
  9. 2 points
    Count Muppet

    Fake Fossil Watch

    I’ve got a fridge in the shop and have used this trick before. It does work
  10. 2 points
    This is what you can produce with perseverance...skill...and knowledge of your machine, the Magic70 was our top of the range engraver but soon to be joined by our new Laser L100 30w fibre...we have an open day on 25th May where you can see the complete range.
  11. 2 points
    Count Muppet

    Car Remotes

    I see your point i do encourage them to buy a spare first in case there is any problems, but I mainly do that to get extra money in the till. Once I put the element of risk in their heads, it’s usually an easy sale for a spare non remote key.
  12. 2 points
    grahamparker

    Keyboards and Display stands

    MDF/ Spray colour as required then use Screw in cup hooks and put as many in as you want. Simples
  13. 2 points
    simon1

    Car Remotes

    I started learning 35 years ago by repairing guitar cables for friends from my rock band Later I took on minor repairs of amplifiers and guitar electronics And that's how I accidentally learned this job
  14. 2 points
    thanks kobblers, i spoke to an admin prior to posting, and paid the donation to the forum charity before the post went live
  15. 2 points
    simon1

    RW4 - P Box & M Box

    In my opinion it is worth investing in new equipment 1. You can buy in installments 2. Guarantee if something breaks down 3. if you are buying a new RW4 plus you get 10 GTI transponders free 4 RW 4 is not supported 5 You invest for many years so it makes no sense to buy something that after a few weeks you will change to a new model Be up-to-date is very important in this industry, if you are not, you will often see that you are losing money which you could easily and quickly earn 6. It is not easy to sell an old one Three years ago I bought new equipment and without any experience I started to do it Today, car keys are 30% of my income I have to say that Silca RW4 plus and M box is reliable equipment and it was the best business decision in my life
  16. 2 points
    Dear All We just wanted to say a huge thank you from us all at For Jimmy for your continued support. To have your help and support means so much to us. We would like to keep you up to date on what we have been achieving as a charity. As you know 2018 was the 10th Anniversary of Jimmy's untimely death. In the past decade, we have been working tirelessly to build safe communities for our children to grow up in. In 2018 we worked directly with 11,275 young people, 458 young people completed our flagship Safe Havens Programme, 10,620 people heard Mizen family talk, 28 Young Citizens are taking responsibility in their community, 149 young people discussed their safety concerns in our Safety Conferences. As a result of our Safe Havens programme, 50% of children feel safer. We would not be able to achieve any of these without the help of our supporters such as yourselves. We also wanted to inform you that our annual walk, Walking For Jimmy is approaching. On 25th May hundreds of For Jimmy supporters will be walking from Richmond to Tower Bridge to show their continued support. If you would like to take part please click here. Once again thank you very much for all your help. Best wishes For Jimmy Team. Walking For Jimmy Poster 2019-V2.pdf
  17. 1 point
    mathews

    Keyboards and Display stands

    I did think about this but was slightly worried about what state my thumbs will be in by the time I have screwed in 900 hooks lol
  18. 1 point
    robinh

    CUTTING EDGE

    Further to Ted's suggestion:- Question 1. Why don't you visit the exhibition ? Question 2. What would make you go to the exhibition? Question 3. Where would you like to go to see the exhibition? Question 4. How often would you like to go to an exhibition? Question 5. How much would you pay for entry to an exhibition? ( At Wiesbaden it was 12 euros per day to get in and as Keith says it was less well attended than in previous years Answers on a postcard please Winner gets a positive write up in Cutting Edge magazine and a very nice bottle of Bubbly from Schloss Wachenhiem The judges decision is final. No further communication will be entered into ………………..
  19. 1 point
    Thank You for the update, Now I see how it can be done on their site and a video on line, Cool Beans, just change carriages and maybe the cutter if needed, Thank You Again I learned something new today
  20. 1 point
    grahamparker

    mlm lehmann cam lock

    I have the ability in software to change how the keys are cut and we generally use the flat option to remove the ridges that you get when using depth keys, it also makes the keys go in and out of the lock a lot smoother.
  21. 1 point
    cowers lane 583

    Best quality coined keys

    Taken a while, but I'm very happy with them. From HD.
  22. 1 point
    hibsjo(SCO)

    CUTTING EDGE

    that seems to be the westminster way !! carry on!
  23. 1 point
    Paul_

    CUTTING EDGE

    How many times has the discussion been had about how to extract more visitors? I was part of a meeting once and i suggested all sorts of things to try and attract more people, non as far as i can see were ever put into practice or even considered. Things like "bulk take away deals" in a separate area of the show or competitions such as "speed heeling" or something daft like that. I think the best thing to do is forget the exhibition for now, maybe have a re-think in 5 years or so and see if anything has changed.
  24. 1 point
    rapidlocks

    Brexit

    the reality is that everybody has in fact lost , if as it looks like , we stay in the customs union and possibily the single market , we will in fact still have free movement so no control on imigration , we will still be bound by all rules dictated to us by the eu without any say in these rules , so in fact we will remain as a hanger on and a rule taker eating crumbs from the eu27 thats left . so whether remain or leave , we all lose as we have the worst possible outcome. a peoples vote should include leave with no deal as well as remain as well as soft brexit . many will be hoping the eu kick us out with no deal , all it takes is the french to veto an extension
  25. 1 point
    GLENGRAVING

    Paxton Bullet Fob Copier

    ah, my comment was referring to the machine that has been ordered by Keyprint customers. there's some confusion here, hopefully it all becomes clear and simple in due course - we're not in a big rush to buy atm as we're not refusing sales *too* often.
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