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I'm new to forum, new to engraving and hope to start up my own wee part time engraving sideline from my garage as soon as I know what on earth I am doing.

 

I'm hoping to pick the brains of you all and to get whatever advice I can to be able to start up successfully, and hopefully contribute with my experiences along the way to help others.

 

I am purely wanting to engrave trophies/trophy plates and medals for my daughters dance school and a local boys football club.  Advice on which machines/suppliers and how to get a bit of training would be very much appreciated. I am based in NE Scotland.

 

Cheers

Lee 

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Hi

 

I'm new to forum, new to engraving and hope to start up my own wee part time engraving sideline from my garage as soon as I know what on earth I am doing.

 

I'm hoping to pick the brains of you all and to get whatever advice I can to be able to start up successfully, and hopefully contribute with my experiences along the way to help others.

 

I am purely wanting to engrave trophies/trophy plates and medals for my daughters dance school and a local boys football club.  Advice on which machines/suppliers and how to get a bit of training would be very much appreciated. I am based in NE Scotland.

 

Cheers

Lee 

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Mick, I'm guessing it's Friend by name and not by nature. I am the local guy, and doing it as a service to the schools my kids go to so they don't have to travel 45 mins to the nearest guy who does it (usually littered with spelling mistakes) and hopefully saving me about £60 a month on engraving. Something to do in my 2 weeks at home every 6 weeks while the wife childminds.......

 

But if that's your beef then crack on pal!

 

Arrogant pessimists like you should be treated with the contempt they deserve

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welcome to the forum.

My beef is with the other 25000 that have taken my living from me by undercutting me, doing a poor job and refusing to correct their errors. The disrepute they have bought my industry into and the health and safety issues they create.

If the local guy is making spelling mistakes the maybe you should write them down or go elsewhere. You could of course send him an order by post/fax/email and arrange for them to come back to you on the local donkey cart. That would save a few miles and the planet a bit.

I'm not arrogant or a pessimist I am a realist and see worker from home doing his second job as the scurge of the small business owner.

As was said by the time you buy a machine, learn how to use it get the parts you need, mess a few up at your cost - it will not be money well spent.

Maybe you should be a haggis farmer.

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