LATEST IMPORTANT MESSAGE Feb 2019

From February 2019 I will close my Euro account due to various changes here. I will happily accept payment via PayPal (with a 4% surcharge since this is what they charge me), or bank transfers direct to my HSBC account, with you paying all charges.

As many of my clients will be aware, I work alone. My castings are made at a small foundry about 15 minutes away from my workshop, the metal being poured by one man.

This man, Richard, has been doing this successfully for me for the last 25 years. He, at 68 years old, is not well. He underwent successful spinal surgery on Nov 6th, and has been involved in the sale of his business for the last 6 months; this happened on 21 Dec 2018. The last batch of my waxes were cast by him on 20 Dec 2018.

I am now using the foundry under it’s new owners. However, they have increased their prices to me by 40%. Therefore I have to increase my prices by 20%, as you will now see on the prices page. If i have current orders that can be fulfilled using old stock I shall reduce the price for those items by 15%.
Please bear in mind that since the foundry had not increased prices for around 5 years, so neither have my prices increased for that time.

I still have rather a large backlog of orders which I am endeavouring to fill. The new owners are not as fast producing my castings as I was used to, so please give me as much notice as possible for future orders
Thank you all for your past custom.

Also, ‘Health&Safety’ has just dealt a death blow to the continued use of beryllium copper alloy, meaning that my tuning hammer parts can no longer be made from this. The replacement alloy isĀ silicon bronze, which, although hard enough for normal tuning hammer use, cannot beĀ  oven hardened, so precluding the making of the tuning heads for levers. I shall of course still offer the castings that I have in stock.

David Law, Long Compton, February 2019