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JustinClark
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So I dropped my deans shell. There's a small dent in it which causes the coins to get stuck. I called Schoolcradt and he was great and offered to email a video which would show me how to repair it. Unfortunately it's been a week and he hasn't replied yet. I'm sure he's just busy so I'm wondering if anyone else has this video or could offer help? He mentioned something about using a wooden dowl. Thanks in advance.

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To clarify, I cam get the coins out by spinning them, I just need to know how to repair the dent in the shell.
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Option 1:

Lay a silk across the shell and firmly insert a coin.
Pull the silk taut to remove the coin. This will slightly stretch out the shell so the coin should no longer need a "spin". If it's particularly tight, fold the silk to use two or more layers. But be gentle and don't try to do too much at once or you may overdo it.

Option2:
With a coin in the shell roll it along its edge on a hard flat surface. The should help to round out the dent and help keep the shell from catching.

Option 3:
Wait for Jamie's reply. Smile
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I recommend sending another e-mail to Jamie Schoolcraft. I think you are correct that he is just very busy. I had a similar experience and just needed to send a few e-mails to remind him I needed help. He is very nice and very knowledgable. It is worth sending the extra e-mail reminding him you need help. His products are great as you know. Good luck.
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http://coolotis.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/tool-tips/
Try Todd Lassen's repair method
He uses a BIC lighter to repair the shell.
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Todd's method is the way to go. It has saved me more times than I care to admit.
JustinClark
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Thanks a lot guys. I'll try Todds trick and let you know how it works. I'm hesitant to try the silk method because I don't want to stretch the shell out as it's a very tight fitting shell and I'd like to keep it that way.
JustinClark
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It worked! Thanks guys!
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Just another in a long line of reasons why the Café rocks!
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Quote:
On 2011-05-22 09:36, martinlaw wrote:
http://coolotis.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/tool-tips/
Try Todd Lassen's repair method
He uses a BIC lighter to repair the shell.


This is how I repair my shells.. It works pretty well..
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On 2011-05-22 09:36, martinlaw wrote:
http://coolotis.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/tool-tips/
Try Todd Lassen's repair method
He uses a BIC lighter to repair the shell.


Good advice, thanks a bunch!!
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On 2011-05-23 10:24, JustinClark wrote:
It worked! Thanks guys!


What worked?
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Using Lassens lighter method.
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Just something learned!
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On 2011-05-23 12:38, whiteoakcanyon wrote:
Just another in a long line of reasons why the Café rocks!


This was in fact a textbook case on how forums like this should function. No soap opera arguments about which coin manufacture has a bigger dick or anything hahaha.
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I also have a small dent on my tango 2€ shell, I tried todd's method but impossible to fix it. (this method worked very well for all my other shells)
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I go with the silk route.
Misdirect yourself regularly before you attempt to misdirect others!!! Smile Smile Smile
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BIC LIGHTER. YES! It worked on a Morgan Shell!
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Dropped an unexpanded shell. Coin impossibly lodged. Used a tumbler to shake it loose and then Todd’s lighter method to smooth out the ding. All is good now.
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