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  1. Happy Dude

    Small side shields

    Hi James, the shields arrived today, they're perfect. many thanks... Les...
  2. Hi guys, got a customer looking for 5 small shields like the picture. They measure 22mm high and 20mm wide. Does anyone have some I could buy from?? Thanks in advamce HD...
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    Butterfly PLT file

    Hakeemz, thank you very much, I'm just doing a test just now but they are both great, cheers Les...
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    Hanging shop signs

    Update. i had a letter from the council yesterday about trade waste bins for food and glass, they’re taking all the bins off the street with a deadline of 30th September. I’ve liveried my wheelie up and have been outing it at the kerb for a week or so, in the picture you can see the food bin for the kebab shop and it stinks to high heaven, when they stop leaving theirs out 24/7 I’ll stop putting mine out from 8.30-5.30. Just waiting on a visit from the council about mine, I’m sure they will not like my answer when I’m told I can’t do that...
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    Butterfly PLT file

    Hi Hakeemz, Thanks for that, I have downloaded yours an will have a look in the section you recommended, many thanks...
  6. Hi guys, I do a lot of engraving for a charity for still born babies up here in Scotland. https://www.simbacharity.org.uk/ Their emblem is a butterfly, I need an engravable butterfly to put on the copper leaves that I engrave with the parents messages which in turn get welded to a metal tree. They have just made a new tree in Oban on the west coast and I have the first 16 leaves to engrave for it and one has asked for a butterfly, but I think that putting a butterfly somewhere on all of the leaves would be a nice touch. If anyone can provide a PLT file I would be very grateful. My email is lesmcbride17@gmail.com Kind regards Les...
  7. Has anyone else invested in one of these wheels?? If so. what's your impression?? I bought the fine grade one at £199.99 plus £25 for the anti corrosion fluid as soon as they came available, we do a fair amount of knives I must admit but it's showing signs of being shagged out already. Though we have probably done about £6-700 worth of work with it, still not the best investment if it doesn't last at least twice as long. The regular stone last about a year and thousands of £'s worth of work goes through them for about £140.00. There is less mess, while the diamond wheel is good it does rip them down, no need for grading and clearing up the sludge in the bottom of the trough, £200 is an expensive consumable.
  8. I'll have a look for it Billy, I'm not sure where it is but I'll have a dig on Wednesday when I am back in the shop... PM me your email address...
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    Hanging shop signs

    We are a small shop on an Edinburgh high street, the council don't care about us, between this and the draconian parking rules I'm surprised anyone but the charity shops can make a living. I've always kept my signage low key as possible because I think when you put massive signs in everyone's faces it showed you were desperate so just had window signs and a swinging A sign on the kerbside. But without a sign in front of people they don't know you are there unless they look to the side. Alan my bench man had an epiphany this morning, most shops especially the food shops have their wheelie bins out in the street 24/7 which is legal, I keep mine in the shop but now I am going to get vinyl graphics made to put on the side of the bin and leave it out on the kerb every day just bringing it in at night.
  10. Here in Edinburgh the council in their infinite stupidity have banned all advertising boards and signs from the pavements in an idiotic show of virtue signalling. As a result my takings have definitely dropped. I'm looking for examples of signs for key cutting etc, a look on google doesn't find me much and I was just wondering of any of you guys have sticky out signs above your doors etc. Cheers Les...
  11. yes, still got it, Give me a call if you wish 07801 162 526
  12. Just thought I'd bump this back to the top. I haven't tried to sell the equipment since this advert as I'm not desperate for the money but I have my eye on some other stuff for the shop and this would help finance it. I'll take £1,000 for the box, tibbe and laser machine plus post or diesel money for delivery within a reasonable distance, cash or bank transfer Donation to forum charity Based in Edinburgh
  13. As it says above I need this item. Colledge no longer stock this thread saying its out of production, waiting to hear back from birch. Any suggestions of an alternative?? thanks in advance Les...
  14. Happy Dude

    Sandblasting a big whisky bottle.

    it's all moot anyway, customer didn't bother their arse phoning back, typical...