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  1. Thread: Briot 4000 blocks

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    Please excuse this one bump - I'm at a dead end...

    Please excuse this one bump - I'm at a dead end here, and if nobody replies I'll take the hint and let the subject die forever!
  2. Thread: Tumblers

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    This is similar to the state of affairs here. The...

    This is similar to the state of affairs here. The friend I referred to founded and ran the eyewear branch of Anglo American when they still manufactured in London, cranking out a huge number of...
  3. Thread: Tumblers

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    Forgive me if this is all stuff that you already...

    Forgive me if this is all stuff that you already know, but I've had some hard won lessons looking for exactly what you're looking for...

    I've found that rock or jewellers tumblers are far too...
  4. Thread: Briot 4000 blocks

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    Briot 4000 blocks

    Hello all

    I recently acquired a Briot 4000 that I'd like to get up and running. I'm a bit stuck on what I need in terms of block and chuck/holder. I'm in the UK, where norville seems to be the...
  5. It depends on your friend's style, not to mention...

    It depends on your friend's style, not to mention the length of her hair, so these might not be helpful...

    Library temples were my first thought. When they're properly adjusted, they don't...
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    Converting, well, *anything* to OMA

    Hello all

    Does anyone have a solution for converting any file types to OMA?

    I make frames, so I can generate lens shapes in just about any digital format imaginable, but I don't have a tracer...
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    We've had all those things amongst the young and...

    We've had all those things amongst the young and fashionable over here for a good few years, but this year they seem to have completely taken over the Urban Outfitters/H&M mainstream, which is...
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    Ah, thanks Lenny, I understand. I had similar...

    Ah, thanks Lenny, I understand. I had similar problems with my first few horn frames. I am cutting the v groove manually, but I've now got a great tool that seems to create a very reliable depth and...
  9. Thread: Luxury Eyewear

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    How about Savile Row Eyewear? Beautiful rolled...

    How about Savile Row Eyewear? Beautiful rolled gold and combination frames, made in London. I think retail price is around the $400 mark. I'm not sure what their US distribution system is, but they...
  10. I'm really interested in this discussion, and...

    I'm really interested in this discussion, and very interested that any manufacturers are considering the technology for frames.

    I've worked a lot with 3D printing and other digital manufacturing...
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    Thank you Lenny and Don Lenny - I use horn and...

    Thank you Lenny and Don

    Lenny - I use horn and zyl, but mostly horn. I'm really interested to know why remote edging might be a problem with it. Is it the difficulty in getting the lenses into the...
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    Laser cutting lens patterns

    Hi folks

    I make frames, but I'm not a trained optician. I'm very happy with the lab I've been using, but it would be very helpful for me to be able to edge my own lenses, just for Plano stuff -...
  13. Thread: Buffalo Horn Care

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    I make ox horn frames and I've tried a few things...

    I make ox horn frames and I've tried a few things to give them a final conditioning. Lanolin, neatsfoot and mineral oil all seem to work fine, with neatsfoot being my preference but the smell isn't...
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    Thank you everyone! Chris, that's good...

    Thank you everyone! Chris, that's good suggestion, and I've actually used Abbeyhorn before and they have great products, but they're still very expensive for wholesale quantities. Harry, thanks for...
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    Any horn supplier recommendations?

    Hello everyone

    I'm a long-time lurker, first time caller. Thanks for all the advice that i've already made good use of!

    I've been making buffalo and ox horn frames for a while now as a hobby,...
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