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Will refiners take brushes?


#1

I’m not even sure it’s a refiner I need. I have my dad’s jewelry
polisher that he used for many, many years in his business as a fine
jeweler. I have all the brushes that he used on mostly yellow and
white gold, but some platinum as well. Will a refiner take these
brushes, like they do sweeps or scrap metals?

Can anyone recommend where best to send the brushes if this is
something that can be done?

BTW, if anyone is interested in buying the polisher for $100 (in the
San Diego area) I can send pictures of it. It has been stored in a
storage unit for the past 3 years so I obviously don’t need it.

Mary Young
Follow your passion…


#2
Will a refiner take these brushes, like they do sweeps or scrap
metals? 

A friend of mine not only too brushes, he too all his worn emery
paper, as well as the carpet, two years work netted him $7000 :wink: CIA


#3

Refiners will take brushes, buffs, dust filters, the sediment barrels
from under you sink, even your floorboards. Anything that can be
melted, dissolved or burnt can be put into the acid.

Elliot


#4

Don’t forget your chair. Tim and I took the bottom pad and upholstery
off of his chair and got $1406.00.

Have fun and make lots of jewelry.
Jo Haemer
www.timothywgreen.com


#5
Don't forget your chair. Tim and I took the bottom pad and
upholstery off of his chair and got $1406.00. 

This is one time I wish I could “Like” a post.

I knew a jeweller in The DC area from whom I took a few classes at
the Torpedo Factory back in '01 who told of sending in vaccum cleaner
bags of floorsweeps and the proceeds would pay for their family
vacation every year. Gold was about $200/ounce back then, you do the
math.

Nel


#6
I knew a jeweller in The DC area from whom I took a few classes at
the Torpedo Factory back in '01 who told of sending in vacuum
cleaner bags of floorsweeps and the proceeds would pay for their
family vacation every year. Gold was about $200/ounce back then,
you do the math. 

This thread reminds me of an experience I had many years ago, when I
was working (in aviation, not jewelry) outside NYC. A client had a
jewelry manufacturing business in Manhattan, and invited me to come
see his facility. Like all his visitors, I was required to be
weighed upon entering and leaving the manufacturing floor. I was
under the impression that his jewelers were also weighed when they
came on duty and left.

Linda
SacredHorseRanch.com


#7
Like all his visitors, I was required to be weighed upon entering
and leaving the manufacturing floor. 

If you went to the loo did you have to get a receipt?


#8

Like all his visitors, I was required to be weighed upon entering
and leaving the manufacturing floor.

If you went to the loo did you have to get a receipt? 

LOL! As I recall, the “loo” was outside the work floor, so I’d have
been weighed again going out, and then coming back in. I often
wondered how precise that scale must have had to have been, to
determine whether I’d swiped a gold charm or three while I was
visiting. Or perhaps, he was only worried about a larger loss -
ounces rather than grams?

Linda
SacredHorseRanch.com


#9
perhaps, he was only worried about a larger loss - ounces rather
than grams? 

Yes, your weight is going to change by grams just walking in and
out.

Reminds me of going to self-pick cherry and peach farms in the
Finger Lakes when I was a kid. One proprieter would always weigh me
going in and coming out, then say I hadn’t eaten enough to bother
charging for.

Al Balmer
Pine City, NY