First I ran out of oxygen. I knew I was low, but I only have one
more soldering job before Christmas and thought I could get by.
Evidently there was a small leak and I had left the cylinder valve
open last time I used the torch, which was a few days ago. I took the
cylinder to the welding place and they had just given out their last
cylinder 10 minutes ago. I left my tank there and they said that I
could come by tomorrow to get my replacement…Fortunately I only
have the one soldering job to do.
Next I had a casting with porosity to pick up from a repair jeweler
I know. I new it wasn’t “good” porosity, but I hadn’t heard anything
from the guy since Friday morning when I had dropped off the job.
Plus, the gentleman who does my lasering is usually pretty good.
Well, I get there and he had yet to even start on the job, then when
he does start he announces it can’t be done and unceremoniously hands
it back to me…buh bye, so sorry, see ya later.
After calling the client and letting them know of the delay I took
the ring to a friend of mine to see if he could do it for me. He was
really busy but agreed to do the lasering if I’d do some bead setting
work. Not really an even trade, but I’m desperate. Well, not 15
minutes into the job and his laser craps out. He hopes it just got
over heated. Hopefully I’ll hear from him soon because if it’s not
done, I’ll have to find a third person to laser it for me.