Warning: Incoming Mental Dump
We need to replace the vacuum pot that was on loan from Mike. If anyone knows a supplier/suitable replacement, or even a suggested budget, please reply so we have it to vote on!
I would still like to consider buying/making a better table/station for the jewellery making machines on loan from @Eris_Ryan
Jaimyn has created tool pages for us on the wiki, and Josh put together a wiki template for machinery, so it’s a case of filling in the blanks, not writing from scratch.
Josh has mentioned that his partner may be interested in taking on the kiln as a project, but I think we should consider doing what Metalshop did and paying someone to get it prettied up, I think we could turn it into a money-spinner, as kiln time is expensive and hard to get.
I recently attempted to make a rag rug using the two sewing machines we have, but they both need a good servicing. @Boo suggested some time ago on Discord that for the cost of servicing, it’s probably better to purchase new machines. We could look into something that’s more robust/workhorsey than what we have.
We still have the Craftpunk boneyard in the Stockroom, but Josh pointed out to me that it’s a bit unfair that Craftpunk gets to keep stuff in a general storage area, and it’s not good practice to have consumables so far away from where they’re being used. I can’t argue, he’s got good points. I’m open to suggestions on how we manage and store consumables, we may need to find space in the room?
I had a couple of suggestions for leather working machines from Para (Can’t tag him here) as grant items. I’ll copy/paste the emails below. Opinions?
- Vaccum pot
- Jewellery table
- Tools on the wiki
- Sewing machines
- Craftpunk Boneyard
- Grant suggestions
Please find attached the email correspondence with Metallic Elephant, UK for the stamp machine as requested. They seem to be the best in business albeit expensive. Alternate is to buy a High Grade Chinese machine and also a Korean made is available ( I feel better then Chinese). Metallic elephant however supplies to many top end brands in Australia. However I feel $5000+ (KFS Series 2) for a stamping machine is too much and we can have (2-3) machines for that price if we go the High end Chinese way. Perhaps we can have skiving machine and leather splitter as well, all together for roughly $5000
I have been give your details by my colleague after your contact through facebook.
Below is a breakdown of our personalisers.
Please find attached details of our press. The KSF 1, 2 and 4 are used for primarily personalisation with individual brass letters or small logos
KSF Series 1 £1495.00(MINI or Standard) - 50 x 75mm - £385.25 shipping
KSF Series 2 £2750.00 - 50 x 100mm - £595.25 shipping
KSF Series 4 £2554.99 - 50 x 100mm - £457.85
Videos can be found here - https://vimeo.com/metallicele
We produce magnesium and brass blocks for uses on the press, we also produce the type required for personalization, we can make bespoke to order as well as per the link attached https://www.instagram.com/p/BZTgSNwBZP8/?hl=en&taken-by=hot_foil
A set of brass letters costs as follows;
A font with letter height between 6-9mm is £495.00 for 110 pieces, the font will be reduced by 10% when purchased with a press.
A font with letter height between 10-15mm is £650.00.00 for 110 pieces, the font will be reduced by 10% when purchased with a press.
Additional characters are priced at £4.95/£6.50 respectively.
We can provide dies as alternatives to brass type, this gives you the ability to brand with a logo or similar, we can offer these at a fixed cost of £12.50 for Magnesium or £20.00 in brass. £17.50 and £25.00 with the KSF 2/4 respectively.
IF you have further questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.