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    The brand of the wood frame makes a big...

    The brand of the wood frame makes a big difference in quality and longevity.
    I have experience working with both ROLF and February 21st.
    The largest hurdle is making the customer aware that the...
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    I'm not selling any of my current edging...

    I'm not selling any of my current edging equipment but I would suggest you checkout Santinelli's new edger: LEXCE. It's their newest release for retail edging - the price is significantly lower than...
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    I tend to let the sales associates handle the...

    I tend to let the sales associates handle the customer interaction so I'm not positive as to the market for this sort of training.
    I am interested for my own personal development.
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    Material of lenses and HC play a large role in...

    Material of lenses and HC play a large role in tintability - as many have already discussed on this thread and in greater detail than I would be able to explain.
    Another factor to consider would be...
  5. The lab I run REGULARLY makes drill mounts with...

    The lab I run REGULARLY makes drill mounts with HI (1.60 -1.74). We do facets and engraving so 1.60 is our new standard, especially for custom Cartier rimless. I rarely have problems with drilling...
  6. Thread: Tint dyes

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    Idk how VSP operates but that SHOULD designate...

    Idk how VSP operates but that SHOULD designate the intensity. Similar to polarized A and C options. Grey 1 lightest > Grey 3 darkest.
  7. Thread: Tint dyes

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    BPI tints are my tint of choice! Their Absolute...

    BPI tints are my tint of choice! Their Absolute Black and Brown I've found are extremely consistent and long-lasting. Perfect for the summertime sunglass madness.
    I have dabbled with Dynamic's line...
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    The optical shop I cut for carries all of ROLF's...

    The optical shop I cut for carries all of ROLF's lines: wood, horn, and titanium. I've found that the recommended specs (1.0 mm width and 0.5 depth) for the regular wood ROLF's work just fine...
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    We typically clean the surface with water and...

    We typically clean the surface with water and then apply a horn cream. We've used the supplied creams from Lindberg and Maybach but also some simple lanolin oil. We let the frame "soak" overnight in...
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    Buffalo Horn Care

    Lab Gurus:

    What's you preferred method to moisturizing and polishing horn?

    Step-by-step instructions appreciated :biggrin:
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    Chrome Hearts. Maybach. Lindberg (horn and...

    Chrome Hearts. Maybach. Lindberg (horn and rimless varieties). Rolf
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    If you're looking for wood frames than you will...

    If you're looking for wood frames than you will find nothing better than Rolf. They make 100% wood-frames (yes, even the hinges!) and are a combination of different types of wood (eucalyptus, maple,...
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    Choice of liner

    For all my top-liner needs I have always used "figure 8" liner.

    A client came in with a pair of semi-rimless that they insisted could only handle "T" liner. My figure 8 liner worked just fine..
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    . The problem is less grooving for fit but...

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    The problem is less grooving for fit but more how to avoid the film and reduce the loss of color. Cutting on the backside of the lens helps but isn't full-proof... probably why polarized lenses...
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    So true. The majority of the "opticians" today...

    So true. The majority of the "opticians" today are too focused on the sale and make our life a nightmare.

    The majority of my grooved frames are mounted into frames that use a metal "string"....
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    Grooving polarized lenses

    I'm a new lab manager at a family-owned optical shop with high-end designer frames. The new inventory (since I'm coming from LensCrafters) took a small adjustment period but I like to think I've got...
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