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    mmm a number between 395 and say 397?
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    A new beginning!!!! Hello :)

    Hi Good luck, but you are now entering a saturated market - almost everyman and his next door neighbour are locksmiths or auto locksmiths. I am not sure you will find anyone even miles away willing to help as the market shrinks- Currently people are almost giving away keys and travelling huge distances as customers quote - 'This guy said £x' as Martin says rush to the last price. You will need some hefty insurance cover and a small pot of gold for the jobs you cock up and have to get another or the main agent to fix. I hope after you bad accident and lobbing all your cash at this someone may help, But even I, who now specialise in access control, are finding numpties using telephone wire in jobs travelling 200 miles to do a job and undercutting me by £100 - guess who gets the call to go fix it
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    maybe I thought i=t was Shoe Repair Industry Training organisation but was 40 years ago I worked with them on standards
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    What happened to SRITO?
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    Miracle A9

    If you want a 'feel' then Lockexpo is the place to be 2-3 March 2019 - usual venue EMCC Nottingham see the website www.lockexpo.co.uk
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    Wood engraving Paint Infill

    I used a putty when I did one -you have to cure it in an oven -called happy oven bake clay - I got it from amazon -but I did have a deep fill
  7. Special room rates for Lockexpo 2019 just need to call the Orchard Reservations Team on 0115 876 0900 and quote ‘Locksmiths’ £75 single - £85 double inc breakfast Rooms will be prepay able and non-refundable Unreserved rooms will be released on the 1st of February 2019 To register for free entry https://lockexpo.co.uk/visitor-registration/
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    their legs get over heated while walking and that causes all sort of muscle problems so my guy told me
  9. Mick Friend

    Silca books

    I have asked on the PLF for you
  10. Mick Friend

    Need help for a old watch

    Lee Ffrench top man, top watch man- top bike man- 5 star service
  12. Mick Friend

    The importance of keeping notes.

    Yay to that!
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    thanks Rick, Mick should have the padlock and htpps secure on the url line
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    this is not a secure site so anyone can post and presumably PM anyone
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    damn clever the chinese
  16. I agree Lee which is why I have two 'proper' drones a CAA PfCO and insurance do the odd roof survey, house shots for estate agents, unusual events etc fun and keeps the brain active
  17. ALEX the only European auto locksmith exhibition is this weekend. The Belfry Hotel Nottingham Pre-register www.alexpo.co.uk - it's free and for those pre-registering and attending you will be entered into a free draw for a tablet
  18. dunno I went straight on a break will sort
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    Why waste the energy just leave it on the shelf about as good as the chocolate teapot Lee sold me!
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    is it one of those gadgets you stick a key in and it tells you the blank - sort of thing used in the auto machines?
  21. what do you call the middle though?
  22. Mick Friend

    Keys to be obsolete part two.

    exactly that or the bug to allow developers to get in via a back door is discovered by crooksRus I would not have anything electrical as my security on a door -AND I FIT door access control for the bewildered and disabled
  23. Oh yes it's a solpadein nothing works faster
  24. I have a lightly used Storm I am taking to ALEX