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Offline cfosterk

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Crash bang wallop....
« on: November 11, 2007, 04:28:54 PM »
Disaster, disaster, disaster...

One of the shelves that 'housed' part of my Scottish weights collection collapsed during the week...

No massive amount of damage caused but a few pieces have picked up small bulls-eyes and one ysart weight has a few tiny chips to the base.

I'm tempted to send them off to get sympathetically "reconditioned" - I've used Redhouse before, they were brilliant. Has anyone other recommendations? I understand Robert Hall tidies pieces up?

Would it be worth contacting someone like Archie Anderson? (I think that's his name) any advice would be well and truly welcomed!!!



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Re: Crash bang wallop....
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 05:41:57 PM »
Ouch! Sympathy!
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Re: Crash bang wallop....
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007, 06:12:17 PM »
Hi there

I was at the Gaydon glass fair today and Bob Hall wasn't - word on the street is that he is not well

Bob also jets off to spend the winter in Florida any time now so you would be unlikely to get weights restored by him until next summer.

I too have used Redhouse, they are now located in the Ruskin centre about a mile from Redhouse cone. Last month, I took a magnum Cape Cod crown that had a chipped facet in for a friend - the restoration was nothing short of brilliant and the cost - just £30 ! Highly recommended !!


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Offline Leni

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Re: Crash bang wallop....
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2007, 07:57:52 PM »
Ouch!  :spls: Much sympathy from me, too!   :cry:

I, too, would recommend Bob Hall's work most highly, but had also heard that he wasn't going to be at Gaydon as he was not well.  If you send your weights to Redhouse and also find them to be good, I'd like to hear about (and maybe see some 'before' and 'after' ) results from them! 
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Re: Crash bang wallop....
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 12:25:27 AM »
My sympathies too! Sounds like you came through the mishap with only a relatively weights with owwies.
I recommend that everyone get glass shelves that are at least 3/8'' thick (or however many cm or mm that is). Also be sure to employ support brackets that are made of metal & not plastic.

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Re: Crash bang wallop....
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 07:59:00 AM »
I have a Daniel Salazar golden rose weight that picked up a small bullseye in a shelf failure last year. Does anyone know of someone who could do restorations in California?
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Re: Crash bang wallop....
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 09:02:43 AM »
Just to let people know the facts and dampen any wild rumours out there: Bob Hall has been ill with viral meningitis, but is recovering slowly in hospital. He is likely to be staying in a little while yet. So I guess he won't be doing much polishing in the near future - but if he had been well, he would have been in Florida for the next few months - so no polishing until late Spring anyway!

Gordy Taylor is an excellent cutter / polisher, but you have to be prepared to wait a year or more to get your items back......

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Re: Crash bang wallop....
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2007, 03:03:53 PM »
Hi,
is Bob Hall the person who does cold polishing that has been reffered to in other posts...I think Frank may have mentioned him
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Re: Crash bang wallop....
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007, 03:22:52 PM »
Hi all

Bob uses diamond impregnated cutting belts - they substantially reduces the amount of heat generated but still generate some heat. There is no such thing as cold cutting as any friction between the glass and the abrasive causes heat.

Best regards

Derek

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Re: Crash bang wallop....
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007, 05:18:26 PM »
Bob took a nick out of a facet on a paperweight for me some time ago, quick and very good,  excellent job all round. And only £25 plus postage. 

So sorry to hear he is still unwell, anyone in touch please pass on our good wishes for his recovery.


 

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