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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #250 on: February 25, 2011, 02:17:08 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.

you mean we shouldn't eat the paint chips?

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #251 on: February 25, 2011, 02:22:19 pm »
Ooooo Paint chips and dip.... if you sprinkle just a dusting of asbestos on top of that...mmmm mmmm now that's goooood eatin'
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #252 on: February 25, 2011, 03:18:59 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.

you mean we shouldn't eat the paint chips?

Why my argument does indeed have something to do with filling people "full of lead"!

It is the over regulation of relatively minor risks, and under regulation of relatively major risks which is a particular peeve.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #253 on: February 25, 2011, 03:46:14 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.

you mean we shouldn't eat the paint chips?

Why my argument does indeed have something to do with filling people "full of lead"!

It is the over regulation of relatively minor risks, and under regulation of relatively major risks which is a particular peeve.

Ah, now I see what you did... THAT kind of lead...well played... but let us move on lest we start down a path of discussion that shall not be tread upon... on this forum...

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #254 on: February 25, 2011, 07:55:54 pm »
Indeed ;D


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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #255 on: February 25, 2011, 08:08:18 pm »
but in all seriousness, what is the problem with sending silver to the US?
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #256 on: February 25, 2011, 08:10:12 pm »
not brass??

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

Is brass an option within the Empire?  ;D

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #257 on: February 25, 2011, 08:35:34 pm »
The problem with silver is to do with hallmarking etc to meet the standards of both the UK and US authorities.  It is just not worth doing for such a small run.

We are going to be producing in lead free pewter to meet international standards.  Some will be gold plated to give a nice shiny blingy colour but this is purely a cosmetic/anti allergic treatment not for value so will not require hallmarking, country of origin marking etc.

Brass was discounted because too many people were concerned about allergic reactions.  (It is also substantially more expensive to cast and fettle brass rings.)

I am hoping to have the production run on my return from filming and the Khyber weekend next week.
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #258 on: February 25, 2011, 08:36:28 pm »
Personally I don't think brass would work... it would  look good, but not be too good for a ring. Now silver and gold would, but pewter will look great I think :D
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #259 on: February 25, 2011, 09:16:45 pm »
Personally I don't think brass would work... it would  look good, but not be too good for a ring. Now silver and gold would, but pewter will look great I think :D
Just think of it as another irony in steampunk (or a pewtery... sorry)
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #260 on: February 25, 2011, 09:23:00 pm »
but in all seriousness, what is the problem with sending silver to the US?

It annoys the Werewolf Community.

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« Reply #261 on: February 25, 2011, 09:36:01 pm »
but in all seriousness, what is the problem with sending silver to the US?

It annoys the Werewolf Community.

Surely if we cover it in sparkles it would be okay?

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #262 on: February 26, 2011, 08:52:52 am »
Some interesting points of view on the safety of brass. Fair enough if you have an allergy to it, but I wasn't aware there was more of a danger from that than any other popularly used metal. The last thing I had a reaction to was supposedly 925 silver. Which I've been wearing for years with no problems, just goes to show you can stamp 925 on anything.

http://www.fashion-jewelry-manufacturers.com/brass-jewelry.html

The cost of metal in general has gone up again. But there is plenty of brass jewellry around (has been for centuries I believe). Perhaps there could be a brass run in the future if this design takes off?

BTW I'm just mentioning this for those who may be unduly worried about allergic reactions without trying as it were. Pewter makes perfect sense in this case, and gold plated FTW :D
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #263 on: February 26, 2011, 09:32:19 am »
I will be happy to take one in what ever material it comes in!

I am only allergic to being seen around town NOT wearing a BG ring.

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« Reply #264 on: February 26, 2011, 10:41:20 am »
Any chance these rings will be ready for the Assylum?

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #265 on: February 26, 2011, 10:42:26 am »
Hmmm, keep the sparkles. I'll take one in pewter from you Maduncle when they arrive in Australia.

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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #266 on: February 26, 2011, 06:19:21 pm »
I'm going to have to pass; as much as I want one, pewter does nasty things to my skin, even when plated. It's a shame about the other metals, but the  reasons are understandable.
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #267 on: February 26, 2011, 06:56:51 pm »
I'll stick a hand up for one.  Not sure about size yet.
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #268 on: February 27, 2011, 08:52:48 pm »
but in all seriousness, what is the problem with sending silver to the US?

It annoys the Werewolf Community.

Surely if we cover it in sparkles it would be okay?

everything can be improved by adding sparkles.
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #269 on: February 27, 2011, 09:21:09 pm »
Except Vampires (oh yes I went there ;))
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« Reply #270 on: February 28, 2011, 12:22:21 pm »
Except Vampires (oh yes I went there ;))
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« Reply #271 on: February 28, 2011, 12:32:31 pm »
Except Vampires (oh yes I went there ;))
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Very good! I hadn't seen that one before...
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« Reply #272 on: March 01, 2011, 01:50:11 am »
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That is brilliant!  (in a non-sparkly way of course)
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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #273 on: March 09, 2011, 07:11:10 pm »
I want one of these rings for sure! Whats the price?


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Re: Brass Goggles ring
« Reply #274 on: March 09, 2011, 08:06:32 pm »
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