Read this first if
you intend ordering "Brass Spec. Plates" from me!
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me explain my situation, making
brass plates is not the way I earn my living. I do it as part of the
and, as such, I only do these things in my spare time - my "daytime
must take precedence.
offering "Brass Engine Plates" to the guys on the "Oldengine.org" and
"S.E.L" lists (of which I am a member)
as a service to the hobby - it is not a profit making venture (as will
be seen when you look at the prices advertised on my web page) but is
more and more of my time. I derive a certain amount of satisfaction
making these plates and it also helps in a small way to finance my
with the hobby.
i) Since 2005 I have made many plates for guys all over the world and have only received positive comments from them.
ii) I do pride myself on the quality of etched brass engine plates that I make. I strive to make accurate replicas of the original (of course this does depend on the quality of the original pic that you supply to me).
iii) My etched brass plates are made in the same way as the originals - they are not cheap substitutes. I ONLY make etched brass plates - I do not make anodised or printed substitutes. They are usually indistinguishable from the original (again depending on the quality of the picture you supply to me). One point here is that I only use one thickness of brass supplied by one company (ie. 1 mm engravers brass but this does sometimes vary slightly due to their specified tolerances).
iv) Before I actually make the plate I will send you a (low resolution for email) proof for your approval. This includes sizes as well as "hole centre" dimensions (although I DO NOT drill the holes) . You are free to discuss any changes or mistakes at this time and I will rectify same and supply another proof. Only once you are happy with the artwork will I go ahead and make the plate. Also please understand that the finished size of the plate my vary slightly from the size given on the proof - this is because these plates are finished off by grinding to size by hand on a disk linisher and sizes do vary - I cannot and do not work to close tolerances on final size.
v) My prices are published on my web page: <www.oldengine.org/members/evans/plates/index.htm> and have hardly changed over the last few years.
Now, if you can live with
all of the above, I'd love to make your plate.
you are considering asking if I
make any other kind of plate (ie.
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