Sweet nothings and (more) presents on my doorstep

by laurie jane kern on March 18, 2010

Two or Three weeks go, my husband came into the bedroom to wake me up for work (he gets up earlier and makes the coffee). He then whispered into my ear…….

“I bought you some chasing tools from Otto Frei”……

My reaction: Well I was instantly awake but then I groaned: “Noooooooooooooo!, I have a set of tools from Mettleworks and I am taking that tool class, you know – Metals Week in Idyllwild. I don’t need any more tools without looking at them first”

His response – “But these look really good, nice soft edges… and they were on special and had only six sets.”

Me: “OK, what ever, I will look at them once I get to work” The order was placed, what could I do?

So, off to work I went and at around 9 am I got onto the Otto-Frei website and went looking for these special tools.  And what did you think I found?  Not the Grobet set, not the budget set from India but the new Nechamkin Chasing Tools Set. And at this point there were only TWO sets left and by 10 am, I checked, they were all gone!

And they looked GORGEOUS. I had to call and thank my sweetie. I have been using them since they arrived.

Then this Monday, once again my sweetie came in to wake me up and whispered into my ear: “The rolling mills are on sale at Otto Frei.”

I was awake, instantly – “Oh really, can we get me one???”  I was bouncing around like a little puppy. I would love the Durston D4-158 Stacked rolling mill, who wouldn’t; but reason and dollar signs took over and shoved lust out of the way.  I settled on mill that does just sheet so I can get a full 6 inches of width, as buying sheet has a large manufacturing/processing cost that wire does not have. And since I can recast my scrap, making sheet seemed the best buy. So I asked for the Pepe Platinum F130 mm

Today it arrived. YIPPEEEE. but it is still in it’s box, by the front door. That sucker is heavy.
We are going to set it up over the weekend and come up with a name for it.

And no we can’t wait to make pasta on it ;=)

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Cyndy January 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I have been looking at the different sets of chasing tools on the net. What is your opinion of the Mettle Works set of tools compared to the Nechamkin Set? After using them, what type of tools would you add to get a more complete set? Thanks for your input.

Jewelry Making Tools March 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm

How sweet! I hope it works wonderfully for you.

John Dyer March 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

Sounds like that husband of yours is a real keeper!

Jerry Fowler March 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm

How nice to be loved! I have been saving for Pepe http://www.ottofrei.com/store/product.php?productid=8952&cat=1821&page=1 from the boys at Otto Frei for some time but something always comes up to take my savings away. Have fun with the new toys.

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