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Member postings for Gervaise Vernon Retail manager StarLoc

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Thread: Cheap Chinese Laser Cutter
07/04/2020 09:06:31

I dont use this type of laser ours is a co2 one but , Are you joining the lines together to form one line in the cad pack you are using, the line type can cause problems spline or non spline curves, one doesn't cut it cuts in stages, depending on the speed it can power up you can with some led lasers get gaps.

The burning, unless you cut at very low power a few times you will burn the wood, cut at high power as the power goes up if you hit softer parts of the wood it will suddenly flame up and set the piece on fire,

The cure is `air assist` to run a tube to point at the cutting dot and blow air down it we have 50psi from a big oilless compressor , we disabled the fancy air assist nozzle that our co2 lasers have as ithey are not as good, we blow down a piece of 2mm id nylon tube and get no flames,

The air also removes dust from in the cut allowing you to cut faster and deeper in one pass as you remove the dust that otherwise blocks the laser as you cut.

Thread: What Traders are still offering Mail Order? Services?
02/04/2020 09:01:23
Posted by Steven Webb (Steve Webb Models) on 02/04/2020 08:33:41:
Posted by Ron Gray on 01/04/2020 13:10:17:

Just been told that orders are not being shipped from EU warehouse to UK, they will only ship locally.

I don’t think it’s just HK that’s affected overseas . Deliveries would be very unpredictable for any company outside the uk . They won’t want to send deliveries out that they could lose. It would end up their loss not the recipient.

Not a chance for delivery from us in Bulgaria!,

They have declared a state of emergency, so no post, curfew from 7pm to 5am, The rest of the time we can only only go out to do a food shop, go to certain types of job , or walk a dog a limited amount.

Email passwords are in the factory, shop passwords in the factory, We cant go in the factory, we are waiting for an official to take the factory as it is in another district even though just down the road and police have road blocks.... They were supposed to appear to take us on Thursday last week.

The only contacts we have are forums, facebook or ebay massages

We have things stuck in the post all over the place we have posted and things to be delivered to us, even a saw for balsa strip I bought from the guy who used to own Flair , its stuck in a workshop in the UK to be collected and all van drivers are quarantined , everyone is the same everywhere.

Myself I am not working, other than emails etc, we are not allowed in the factories

Will ( the boss! ) loves not going into work!.... as he never goes out anyway!, apart from walking his 8 dogs, he has a lot of workshops in the garden so is making new models and testing them in his field at the back of the house, also working on new glues in the lab he has at home and building a new bottle filling machine!

We have just had our lockdown extended this morning , now lasting until the 13th of May.

Thread: 2020 Events Cancelled
18/03/2020 08:18:32

Cosford is cancelled, on the LMA facebook page, post from 29th Feb 2020

from facebbok>

Cosford cancellation

The LMA committee and the Cosford Museum have today decided due to the latest Government forecasts that we have a duty of care to our members and the Public who attend our shows,so have taken the decision to CANCEL the Cosford model show for 2020----the decision wasn't taken lightly and we hope to see you all in 2021 Dave Johnson

Thread: 'Starloc' adhesives.
29/11/2019 12:45:07

Getting an answer from Will on boking shows is an interesting question , he goes to them as he wont trust anyone else to go . I may be going as well but not unless he does and I may have to stay to do the internet here.

At the minute he says he is planning on booking some , which ones I don't know , he says he is bored with indoor ones this year , last year it was no outdoor ones.

At a guess most probably the BMFA nationals at least next year , but he does say he is thinking of doing more.

No chance of going to the London show. We used to go every year. But here in Bulgaria it snows about a week before and there is no way to get out with the 10 to 15 foot snow drifts ( The town name is translates to English as ` Windy ` and it is so all the snow drifts to here

Another problem with the London show is with packing stock into the show , its a dreadful set up!, we can either have low stock using a car and wait for ages to get in or we can use our 27ton lorry that doesn't fit in and pull pallets up the hill.



Edited By Gervaise Vernon Retail manager StarLoc on 29/11/2019 12:52:21

27/11/2019 23:00:56

I have the tracking number ( as added to PayPal ) found from a `real name` Ron?

Dispatch was delayed slightly due to a national holiday for the 30th year from the fall of communism celebrations, this should have been a day holiday but the lady in the post office took about a week before she reopened it..

Your order ( presuming I have the right one! ) is in Heathrow customs since the 25th and it takes a few days after this for delivery depending on Royal Mail .I would guess tomorrow for delivery.

Sorry about the delays with the posting.

Tracking number is ri283474245bg

27/11/2019 20:26:48

I am the manager of the mail order part of Five Star / StarLoc adhesives

Have you got the order number so I can check it?, I have just looked and can find no emails I have missed.

All orders are posted within 7 days, usually much quicker 7 at longest it should be there by now ( depending on the country ) .

All orders are sent with tracking, tracking is entered into paypal, day of dispatch, we send all by `priority tracked` from Bulgaria but post can be slow sometimes. Most times post is fairly quick.

All emails are answered to the email address ( contact @ ) , I do all the retail sites as well as the ebay sites . I can not find any I have missed but some are removed by the email provider.

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