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erikkloeker
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It's hard to take someone seriously when the occupation listed on their profile is "boobs"
dave_matkin
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So he is twice as much o a T!T as I am then?

Why list it as that - it not like its "funny" like boob inspector or something (theyused to have theat on hats in blackpool when I was a kid - always wondered what teh qualification was - obviously beeing a boob is a good start).
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Wow!!! What has happened here? At first I thought Erik was giving me more sh!t until I checked out "Maestros" profile. Boobs?!?! If ANYONE can use that as an occupation, it's me! Actually, it IS my occupation, both on and off stage. I've pierced over 5,000 sets of nipples in my career... maybe not boobs, but even so, the guy is an idiot... I can't believe I'm saying this, but way to go Erik!

It would take a village idiot to expect to chrome plate a nail and expect to pay only $0.50, obviously someone doesn't know the first thing about metal and how it works. The cleaning cycle prior to nickel plating costs more than that, let alone the Nickel process followed by the Chromium process. This doesn't even come close to what electro plating companies have to deal with by the government for the HAZMAT laws they have to abide by. The toxicity of the materials they use are deadly! Plus the cost of chromium is going up, as is the plating process due to these laws. Also, ALL electroplated chrome items WILL flake and chip the chromium layer off, revealing a nasty soft tissue cutting edge... not to mention an underlying mild steel (A-36) that will rust like cancer on a kid living near power lines. Your chrome plated nail also would fail in an autoclave. If you don't have to worry about giving away your nail, go with what will outlive you: my hand forged surgical stainless steel nail.

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From one of my blacksmith buddies:

"Step 1 is to check with your local, state and federal EPA folks. The requirements for even a tiny chrome plating setup are tough. You will have to have a fume scrubber to legally plate. This scrubber must be tested before you startup. This test is about $5,000 per test. Next is waste treatment: very expensive and all of your tanks including rinse tanks are considered hazardous waste material. Disposal runs over 500 per drum. You need a generators permit before you start. Typical fines for even minor labeling violations are $500 to $5000 per offence per day. There is a great amount of technique in chrome plating. Where do you plan to learn this?? For decorative chrome, you will need a duplex nickel undercoat. If it will require buffing, you will want a copper first layer. You will need a rudimentry laboratory to control each of the tanks. Are you a chemist or a technician? In short, plating is not a suitable hobby and chrome plating is a terrible hobby. You have a very very tiny probability of making a buck. Existing chrome shops are going out of business each month."

$0.50 per nail? In short, a chroming set up fee could cost you between $5 to $15 per nail... close to what I charge for a far more superior product. The 316L steel I use is the same steel in nuclear facilities, I'm sure some arrogant douch3bag didn't pop his head in a board meeting and say "Hey, why not just chrome plate everything?" ....guy, stop trying to interfering with my business.
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6 years ago we had 200 nails chromed in St. Louis MO and they were 50 cents per. I used 100 of them for the outside rows on my BON (makes the BON look fantastic and aids in cleaning the apple off) and the other half for blockhead. My fans say they are as shiney as the day I gave them away.

The price may have went up since then but I doubt that drastic. It may have jumped to a dollar! Still a cheap give away and if you give them away they know they aren't "trick" nails.

I don't tell anyone what to do.

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Will
Some are born idiots.

Some are made idiots.

Some have idiocy thrust upon them.
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Dude, you said this:

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On 2008-07-27 15:22, The Village Idiots wrote:
Don't buy expensive nails... unless you want to put the nails on display and not yourself.


So, you basically did tell people to not buy my nails for stage use. I think your idea is great for a give away, but my nails are forever and will stand the test of time for PERFORMERS! If you want proofing, have a volunteer whack one into a 2x4.

$100 for a box of nails is normal, but that is the set-up cost you'd have to pay if you even wanted only 10 nails chromed. It's done by the job, not by the quantity. You'd be surprised how much things have gone up in price in the metalworking industry.

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Buy expensive nails, they will outlast YOU!
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Then you can be fixed to your crusifix with them / coffin nailed shut with them / metletd and your urn made form them / have it put in your noes at your funeral (that would be great! - if in 300 years time a new version of Tony Robinson is with a group diggigng up stuff and find a skull wiht a nail in the nasal cavity with the nail as good as new Smile )


keep the ideas comming - how to use your nails after you die.......


used to nail a plaque in to the tree next to your grave saying here lies block head.
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