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does any one offer this service - ring enlarging - it's something i keep getting asked for, and saw someone years ago do it - seems straightforward enough to me - are there any pitfalls.

i looked on this site for prices - which is not a lot of money for a new service in my shop.

 

http://www.agthomas.co.uk/ring_sizing_tools.htm

 

any info would be handy.

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I used to do it maually on a mandrel made on my lathe, ring on mandrel, steel block on top of ring, hit block with hammer, turn over and repeat until large enough for customer.

 

That tool for £156 takes all the hard work out of it, go for it but advertise the service, dont just sit back and hope for the business to continue.

I would go for the ring cutter too.

 

Careful how you word the advert.

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Also be cautious with mixed metal bands as these often need cutting & new metal inlayed or they can twist, when stretched.

I'm sure it could be a good area to go into, but how often do people need the service & more to the point would you take YOUR WEDDING RING or ring of value into a cobblers, all be it a competent one for size altering? I wouldn't.

 

Lee

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does any one offer this service - ring enlarging - it's something i keep getting asked for, and saw someone years ago do it - seems straightforward enough to me - are there any pitfalls.

i looked on this site for prices - which is not a lot of money for a new service in my shop.

 

http://www.agthomas.co.uk/ring_sizing_tools.htm

 

any info would be handy.

 

I wouldn't get involved Martin...Not after the TAG Heuer fiasco :lol: opps sorry matey.

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e is a git, :D

 

i was engraving a tag watch - slipped oops..

spent loads of time hours polishing, after re-engraving still wasn't happy - then repolished (after talking to tel )

then re-engraved it was a lot happier

the only problem after polshing instead of being brushed finish it was shiny

but looked great! only cost me 3 hours... which i suppose was a lot better than buying a new one.

- went out friday - presentation. not heard anything (yet). :D

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O' thats no biggy! we can all relate to that story in one way or another!

 

My worst watch story, was a Paul Smith watch wanting a new movement. I had to swop the little cogs & steams that hold the hands as these where specific to this watch. it involved splitting up the new & old movements & getting every thing back in place.

 

Only trouble was not only was it the first time I'd done this, but also the first movement I had ever replaced!

 

Simply couldn't get it all working again! never mind your 3 hours, this one took me 7 hours! (although I have now replaced the battery twice in it, funny how you recognise them years later :lol: )

 

Lee

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