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Forest Cobbler

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  1. Out of interest, which would you use for engraving a nickel plated base band, a cutter or a diamond? Some of them are so hard that it's difficult to get a mark on them with a rotating diamond and I'm wondering whether a really narrow super sharp cutter is the way to go. Thanks
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    CUTTER OR DIAMOND

    Michael, I just wanted to thank you again for this tip. You have no idea how many times I have altered the feed rate to .2 now, on so many different items too. Even on a coated Cross pen when I didn't want to turn the motor on, just slowing the whole thing down meant that the diamond cut through much more cleanly.
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    Need help for a old watch

    Last time I asked, Jevon & Stanley said they didn't do mechanical watches. Has that changed then?
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    Titan key

    Hi Do any of you cut Titan keys to code? We cannot find a blank suitable for this one, so that seems the next best option. Unless you have any other suggestions. The number is D6124 Thanks, Valerie
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    Titan key

    Great. We'll try that then. The TN20 is in the post to you. Thanks
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    Titan key

    Yes, of course. I'll get in posted today.
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    Titan key

    Yes that's what we thought too and ordered some in specially, but unfortunately when you get them side by side it isn't right.
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    Titan key

    It would appear so, yes. How do I go about moving it to the right one?
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    Pricing

    £5.95 for a basic round tag, with whatever engraving they want, whether it's just one phone number or the whole address and two numbers.
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    CUTTER OR DIAMOND

    Oh wow. So it does. That is going to save so much time and aggravation. Thank you
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    shoes not collected signage

    We started taking upfront payment two and a half years ago and pretty much all our customers understand why. For those that don't have any money on them or are bringing repairs in for a friend/family member, we take a name and phone number telling them that, if they don't come back, we'll be on the phone hounding them till they do. Just wish we'd done it years ago.
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    shoes not collected signage

    We've got a charity shoe collection bin that we put outside the door which is collected each week.
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    shoes not collected signage

    Blimey. Even though our sign says 6 months, it's usually several years before we get round to having a proper clear out. And that has paid off a few times when people have come back for something that is still in a box on the highest shelf out the back. Some of our customers almost expect us to get rid of their shoes if they haven't come back in a week or two, and will phone to apologise for being late and beg us to keep hold of them for another few days. So they must have heard some horror stories somewhere.
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    shoes not collected signage

    Does anyone actually do that?
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    shoes not collected signage

    Sounds about right
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    shoes not collected signage

    This is what ours says. Probably got it from a supplier back in the year dot. Don't think there is any legal requirement as to wording. Definitely take payment up front though, it makes a huge difference to how much get left behind.
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    shoes not collected signage

    Can you not print one of your own?
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    Side shield

    Is that the 38mm one or the 45mm one? I have several of each. Or you can get them in bags of 10 from Mastergrave.
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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

    Yes, we've got that in the SKS book, but ALF-3 (the closest match) didn't fit in to the lock, which is why we were looking at Pextra instead. You would think that, seeing as SKS sell Pextra locks they might have the blanks too, but apparently not. Anyway, it doesn't matter now seeing as the customer has not been back.
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    Alfa blanks

    SKS never did get back to me and the customer hasn't been in again, so I have to admit that I had forgotten all about these. I'll keep you in mind should we get asked for them again. Thanks, Valerie
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    just seen this

    Did you do something perfectly the first time you tried? Come on, cut the guys some slack.
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    Wallet sales

    You're on a train station, aren't you? That probably makes a difference to what your customers are looking for. We're in a small, struggling, shopping centre with little or no competition when it comes to leather goods, so in that way we're quite lucky. I expect you do better on other stuff.
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    Wallet sales

    Fortunately we have a rep come to us about three times a year. They do have an 'affordable range' which helps to keep the costs down on some items, but there is a minimum order quantity of each style which is a bit annoying. Mudassar lives in Essex and comes to us every 5 weeks with a van of stock to choose from. Depending on where you are he might be able to come to you too. His phone number is 07944 870930 if you want to check.
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    Wallet sales

    Some come from Oxford Leathercraft, the rest are from Mudassar who owns M.R.S. Ltd (previously called Craftwork). His Visconti range is lovely.
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