Hi all, love this forum, it’s nice to know there are others out
there like me. Working alone most of the time makes one feel
isolated, especially in the middle of Montana.When I need a break I
grab a cup of tea and read the postings.
8 days to go and I have a major problem! 20 plus years and this is
the first time this happened. I carelessly didn’t check the condition
of the crucible and now have a couple ounces of sterling in the
bottom of my Kerr 30 oz. electro-melt. So then at 10:30 last night I
am frantically trying to attach the “assistant” (that I had never
used before.) to the vacuum caster.
I looked back at the archives and found a post with a similar
problem with their electro-melt and a reply from a company that said
they repair them, but they no longer exist (MPG repair in Livingston,
MT.?) Is this some thing I can fix myself? If not, does anyone know
of a repair shop?. The element works fine still.
Note to all the beginning metalsmiths out there! Get in the habit of
checking for wear and tear on all your equipment and tools. I guess
its a holdover from the lean years that I use everything I buy longer
than it’s intended lifespan. I have cupping burs that are so worn I
can use them for beading tools. Sorting through the burs/files/ buffs
etc. looking for a good one costs me more in time than throwing out
the old stuff and buying new!
Am I the only one who does this?