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Posted By: sdp Vern's ball work! - 03/23/2006 11:10 AM
Guys, I just wanted to show everyone the absolutely fantastic, excellent work that Vern carried out on one of my very damaged scabbard balls...

Thank you Vern!!! Eek Wink

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Posted By: RAD Mann Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/23/2006 05:36 PM
Very nice!! How much did that set you back? I have several I need to get fixed.
RAD Mann
Posted By: sdp Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/23/2006 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by RAD Mann:
Very nice!! How much did that set you back? I have several I need to get fixed.
RAD Mann


The postage to and from between the UK and US was about the same that Vern charged. Very reasonable prices considering the excellent work that Vern carried out.

As you can tell, I'm very happy. Smile Smile Smile
Posted By: Vern Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/23/2006 06:48 PM
They usually run around $25 plus shipping. If they're not split, then $20, if really crushed, $30 Wink And thanks for the compliments!
Posted By: Skyline Drive Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/23/2006 07:00 PM
Vern... do you need the entire scabbard or just the lower fitting?
Posted By: Seiler Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/23/2006 08:23 PM
Hey Superb Vern.
I can see a job for life looming here!!!
Do we have to prebook?.
Seiler (Yank in UK)
PS even little dings which otherwise spoil???
Posted By: Vern Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/23/2006 11:54 PM
I just need the lower fitting. If it is really crushed, it may be best to send the entire scabbard so it still fits when it's finished Wink Email for my address. Send me a photo for small dings and we can work something out. I can also offer a quantity discount and multiples sure save on the shipping Wink
Posted By: Johnny V. Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/24/2006 01:19 AM
WOW!!!!
Fantastic work!
And that repair adds a LOT more than $25 to the value of the dagger! Obviously WELL worth it!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/24/2006 05:10 PM
Vern: Nice job. Did you ever fix any where the ball is missing?
Posted By: Vern Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/24/2006 05:44 PM
Yes I have. I used sheet nickel-silver to make the two halves and soldered them back on the fitting. I've also had a few that were so crushed one side broke off while it was being straighened. Made it easy to reshape and solder back Wink I use several tools I've made that go into the ball from the inside of the fitting and are used to tap the dents out against a lead block.
Posted By: Johnny V. Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/24/2006 07:01 PM
What is the best way to remove the lower scabbard fitting? I don't want to bugger my screws while trying to un-bugger my balls.
---wait, that didn't sound right... Red Face
Posted By: Vern Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/24/2006 07:23 PM
Clean the slots with a knife blade and use a fine jeweler's screwdriver to remove both screws. Then wiggle the lower fitting back and forth, and it should just come off Wink
Posted By: N.C. Wyeth Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/24/2006 08:19 PM
Vern,

I have a few I'll be sending you as well . . . that's if you are willing to fit me in!

Brad
Posted By: Walter Re: Vern's ball work! - 03/28/2006 04:14 AM
Thatís the "before & after" pic of the ball on my M 36 chained SS fixed by Vern - many thanks again Vern!

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Posted By: bobcam1 Re: Vern's ball work! - 06/22/2007 03:29 AM
Vern,
Can you send your e-mail address to me at bobcam1@yahoo.com ?
I can't seem to email you through the forum.

Thanks,
Bob.
Posted By: bobcam1 Re: Vern's ball work! - 06/22/2007 03:31 AM
Oops....nm....found it...Smile

Bob.
Posted By: SteveRay Re: Vern's ball work! - 06/25/2007 08:55 PM
Vern is a heck of a craftsman but I believe I will pass on letting him put a soldering torch to my balls. Roll Eyes Big Grin
Couldn,t resist the pun. I am a bad boy. Wink
Posted By: Rotten Reggie Re: Vern's ball work! - 10/25/2007 04:05 AM
Hope your balls are a bit bigger than the ones Vern's repairing SR!Smile
Posted By: Dave Re: Vern's ball work! - 10/27/2007 01:44 PM
Don't forget that Vern has moved to North Carolina and the old Virginia addresse is out of date. Email him for the new one.

Also, I would wait a bit as he is still getting settled in the house. Dave
Posted By: pete_88 Re: Vern's ball work! - 02/17/2008 02:17 AM
hi guys,
does anyone know if Vern still does repairs to scabbard fittings?
Posted By: Vern Re: Vern's ball work! - 02/26/2008 01:42 PM
I'm still getting settled and caught up on some personal projects but should be ready to go by mid/late March. I found a number of things that I picked up and planned to fix "someday". I figured now would be a good time to do a few of them Wink
Posted By: jimdvan Re: Vern's ball work! - 09/25/2021 02:51 AM
Old thread but I'd like to get in touch with Vern. But being a new member I don't have access to his profile yet.

Is he still doing ball work?
Posted By: Vern Re: Vern's ball work! - 09/25/2021 03:15 AM
You can contact me at Vern@Germandaggers.com wink
Posted By: jimdvan Re: Vern's ball work! - 09/25/2021 03:43 PM
Will do, thanks.
Posted By: Eric26 Re: Vern's ball work! - 09/28/2021 01:07 AM
Hats off to Vern - he restored a damaged grip for me, excellent work IMHO
GO VERN GO ! laugh
Posted By: Vern Re: Vern's ball work! - 09/28/2021 03:25 AM
Thanks wink
Posted By: jimdvan Re: Vern's ball work! - 10/22/2021 01:27 AM
Vern has mine right now and I anxiously wait to see how it turns out.
Posted By: Gaspare Re: Vern's ball work! - 10/22/2021 04:04 AM
Thats some nice work Vern!
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