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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #225 on: February 14, 2011, 10:56:22 pm »
That much I've figured out on my own. (Must be a miracle that I figure something out... ;D) I just don't like being left in the dark.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #226 on: February 15, 2011, 02:17:11 am »
Pewter is shite on my skin. I'll turn all manner of colors.  >:(

Care to send me a wax packed in a thick Styrofoam box so it doesn't melt? Otherwise I'm out.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #227 on: February 15, 2011, 03:01:30 am »
Yet another (un)fashionably late arrival to the crowd, I would love one!

Are these rings going to become our version of the Mason's rings? We'll spy one adorning the finger of a passer by... Our eyes shall briefly meet, a quick smile, a nod, a tip of the hat, and an invitation for tea and steamy conversation!
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #228 on: February 15, 2011, 10:30:23 am »
I think we might need something more drastic, we need to have our brains erased with mind rubbers.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #229 on: February 15, 2011, 10:45:45 am »
Surely the MIBrass would be created to protect us from tacky puns and double entendre?

Meanwhile - can we please have a advertising flyer for the rings that describes sizes, finishes and prices?

I would love to circulate it here and there.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #230 on: February 15, 2011, 11:40:47 am »
Still very interested and, if you will forgive me being so forward, would like to help out on the U.S. side of the pond if so desired. I've access to a casting equipment lab if necessary even, thought I've no idea of it's current condition.  Wouldn't take too much work to get it up and running again if needed.  Any and all work could of course be approved in advance and would still be under your direction.  
Please do let me know if we can be of assistance.

Regardless of that, I know several here locally would truly enjoy one(myself included).  

And for those who cannot wear pewter, there are commercial sealers available for a decent price considering the abuse it takes and keeps functioning, though honestly a clear nail polish can protect it well for a shorter time(just not nearly as durable).  

Thank you for taking the time to get this show on the road.  I've found that if we didn't do so much we'd have a lot more for "spare time" projects.  When you're spare time projects take up more time than your job....which one is considered the hobby?
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #231 on: February 17, 2011, 05:28:48 pm »
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #232 on: February 17, 2011, 08:02:20 pm »
I will want a large. But how exactly large is a large? I wear a size 11 just on the pinkie.  My ring and middle fing are sz 14.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #233 on: February 17, 2011, 08:04:51 pm »
How much for one?
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #234 on: February 17, 2011, 08:33:12 pm »
Pewter? bleuch!

Brass I say!  ;D
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #235 on: February 17, 2011, 08:50:07 pm »
OK guys just a recap to help folks who don't want to read the whole thread.

Pewter is the only metal available at this juncture because people were worried about allergic reaction or skin colouration from copper based alloys.  US import regulations also make it very difficult to clear metals for sending.  Lead free pewter meets all these requirements.  We will be offering an option of gold plated rings too.

There are initially two sizes: 17mm diameter and 20mm diameter, or, if you prefer, size 'O' in English, size 14 European, and size 7 US for the smaller; and size 'U1/2' in English, size 23 European and 10 1/2 US for the larger.

Prices will be revealled shortly once we have the first batch produced and can calculate the price.

Thank you for the offers to distribute on in other lands.   I will check with Herr Doktor but we may well wish to take you up on the offers.

I hope to have more news towards the end of next week.
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #236 on: February 17, 2011, 09:38:51 pm »
Sorry, I did try to read it all but got mentally tripped up by the whole goat, ring, bleach malarky! :-\


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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #237 on: February 17, 2011, 11:48:54 pm »
OK guys just a recap to help folks who don't want to read the whole thread.

Pewter is the only metal available at this juncture because people were worried about allergic reaction or skin colouration from copper based alloys.  US import regulations also make it very difficult to clear metals for sending.  Lead free pewter meets all these requirements.  We will be offering an option of gold plated rings too.

There are initially two sizes: 17mm diameter and 20mm diameter, or, if you prefer, size 'O' in English, size 14 European, and size 7 US for the smaller; and size 'U1/2' in English, size 23 European and 10 1/2 US for the larger.

Prices will be revealled shortly once we have the first batch produced and can calculate the price.

Thank you for the offers to distribute on in other lands.   I will check with Herr Doktor but we may well wish to take you up on the offers.

I hope to have more news towards the end of next week.

Excellent news - and we have a steampunk event in Melbourne on 7th May where I would proud to launch the rings.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #238 on: February 18, 2011, 10:01:46 am »
Too big for me and too small for Mr C, oh well..... :(
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #239 on: February 18, 2011, 11:01:43 am »
Too big for me and too small for Mr C, oh well..... :(

Get them resized?

Or is that too costly?

In an extreme case, cut the ring and spread it open slightly so it fits...

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #240 on: February 18, 2011, 11:47:57 am »
We can look at producing different sizes after this first run.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #241 on: February 18, 2011, 08:25:13 pm »
Pewter and bending don't get along very well if I recall correctly. 

There are very simple bridge devices to properly space a larger ring to fit, but stretching pewter is not a good option.  Not familiar with that specific grade, but I'd recommend waiting till a possible larger ring is created. 
can't recall what the spacers are called either if there is a technical term.

A simple piece of clear silicon tubing, or even fish air pump line, would work admirably as a spacer, depending on the gap being filled. 

Just my thoughts on the matter.  You could of course hang it from a chain as a part of a chatelaine, etc.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #242 on: February 21, 2011, 03:01:41 pm »
not brass??

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #243 on: February 21, 2011, 04:34:04 pm »
not brass??

Only if you can convince your government to change all their ridiculous export laws added over the past few years ;)

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #244 on: February 24, 2011, 06:32:52 am »
not brass??

Only if you can convince your government to change all their ridiculous export laws added over the past few years ;)

 Have em made in India and sell em at Harbor Freight.

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Get them resized?

Or is that too costly?

In an extreme case, cut the ring and spread it open slightly so it fits...

 What!? The buckle on the underside doesn't function!?

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #245 on: February 24, 2011, 07:02:43 am »
Just to get a foot in: I too would love one.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #246 on: February 24, 2011, 08:19:01 pm »
not brass??

Only if you can convince your government to change all their ridiculous export laws added over the past few years ;)

Wouldn't it be a ridiculous import law?

OK I know you want to be "legal" but couldn't you just send something over to someone here as a "gift"?

On another front, if the problem of sending other metals is having an entity with the proper credentials to receive them I might be able to help you with that via my husband. Silver really is more preferable. Send me a PM about this if that is the case.

Or perhaps bring them with you in your luggage when you come for the Canadian Expo and SPWF? ;)
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #247 on: February 25, 2011, 12:13:36 pm »
Sell them as artist's handmade goods through Ebay, Etsy, or similar outlet to bypass whatever the country of origin's metals sanctions exist. markf
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #248 on: February 25, 2011, 12:26:36 pm »
It is absurd considering the US attitude to lead poisoning, why everyday many innocent people in the US fall victim to gross amounts of lead deposited in their bodies causing immediate death and injury.
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #249 on: February 25, 2011, 12:35:16 pm »
Ah indeed, Import, not Export.  Sorry that would be a typo on my part... I had been having a similar discussion on another forum I frequent regarding export laws and certain items that have been imported to America, however their laws won't allow them to then be exported.  It's very frustrating, I think I got a bit confused as to which thread I was posting about *ahem* whoops.