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Wanted GRS Benchmate

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Debbie K
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« on: February 03, 2016, 09:19:24 am »

No, I don't. But I will say that I've seen them on Craigslist once in a blue moon.

Your best bet is to let everyone around you know you are interested in learning how to make jewelry. Don't say you are making jewelry; this can create a lot of new problems. People making jewelry - things worth stealing. Maybe someone has a great-uncle or aunt that used to do those sort of things and maybe they can't anymore. Look at all garage sales and estate sales in your area for "metal working", "jewelry", "gemstones" or craft tools. Or auctions for jewelry stores.

If there is any lapidary or jewelry/metalworking club in the area, join it and get on their mailing list for information about upcoming sales.

Familiarize yourself with the components of these tools, as if you are lucky enough to find them for sale it's likely that they are in several places and pieces are "missing". Most people wouldn't have a clue what these things are used for and may think that they're vises or holders. This might help you negotiate prices down; it did for me in the case of some Allset tools that didn't have all it's pieces.

I have a GRS and it is used, I got it from a man going to a nursing home. If you ever use one, you will want it, especially the soldering station with the best third-hands I've ever used.

Debbie K

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