Damon Adkins, owner of H&D Brass Polishing, knows he buys too much — something every day.

Damon Adkins, owner of H&D Brass Polishing, knows he buys too much — something every day. Pickers will call, talking about this fireplace piece or that pretty door hinge, and Adkins will add it to the room that glows gold when the sun shines through the windows. Quite the cluttered opulence here. Hundreds of candlesticks and chandeliers shimmer. On one wall, lamps are shelved floor to ceiling. Light fixtures have even been mounted to the front door of the showroom. Despite the mess, Adkins knows exactly where the push plates are when an inquiring customer navigates the narrow path to the counter. To get there, the customer squeezes past Adkins’ wife, who’s at the tool-laden worktable unwiring a lamp before polishing. When Adkins’ son steps in to give him a break, he’ll sometimes call, say, “Dad, Ms. so-and-so is here and I can’t find her order….” Adkins will know it’s under the microwave or wherever. Adkins, now 56, was 15 when he began working at H&D Brass with his dad, who opened the shop in Clifton in 1979. The opposite of the downstairs sheen is the upstairs polishing room, added on 25 years ago. Dust layers like thick wigs on the chandeliers. “...

Destiny 2: Season of Opulence – Pinnacle weapons guide

It wouldn’t be a new season in Destiny 2 without a bunch of new Pinnacle weapons, and there’s three to get your hands on in the Season of Opulence. Pinnacle weapons are some of the most difficult to earn in Destiny 2 as they usually come with a bit of a grind. There are three up for grabs again this season from the Crucible, Vanguard and Gambit, with the Crucible getting its first Pinnacle Sniper Rifle. You’ll be able to pick up the quests for the Pinnacle weapons from Lord Shaxx, Zavala and The Drifter respectively, so let’s take a look at each weapon in detail and, more importantly, how to get them. The quests for these weapons are somewhat easier than previous seasons, but they’ll still take a while to complete. It would be a good idea to team up in a fireteam with different weapons to maximise progression, but that choice is up to you – after all, I’m not your mum. You’ll first need to pick up the In Your Sights quest from Lord Shaxx in the Tower to get your hands on the Revoker. It has the unique perk Reversal of Fortune, where missed shots are returned to the magazine after a short duration, but only one bullet can be returned at a time. Interestingly, you won’t lose any p...