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[989] Bench Tip: How to Make Spiral-Cut Rubber Molds
n this installment we present a mold cutting technique called a spiral cut, which is designed to facilitate the successful release of a cage-like wax model from a mold.... (2012)
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[1006] Ergonomics for Bench Pin Modifications
Ergonomics is the safe and effective relationship between a worker and the work environment. For the bench jeweler who spends hours working with a bench pin, it is important to make it work efficiently and effectively for you. There are many modifications you can make to ensure this. People prefer different bench pins, namely a flat piercing pin vs. an angled working pin. Some modifications can be used with either type, while others work better with a specific style of bench pin.... (2012)
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[1004] How to Modify a Goldsmith Hammer
Jewelers and metalsmiths have had to make their own tools throughout the ages to accomplish different tasks at the jeweler´s bench. One tool a jeweler can´t do without is a hammer. Today, many styles of hammers, made in a variety of shapes and materials, are available to the jeweler. The hammer used here as an example of how to make modifications is used for riveting, shaping, forming and working on rings for sizing. The hammer has one round/slightly contoured end (called the pean) one chisel-shaped end and a hardwood handle.... (2012)
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[1005] Modify Your Prong Pushers to Make Them More Versatile
Many stone setters would agree that one of the most challenging aspects of prong setting is getting the prongs down tight on the stone. It´s easy to take this process for granted. If it´s done well, you might never notice. But doing it poorly can result in damaged or lost gemstones, or prongs that snag clothing and feel rough or sharp to the wearer.... (2012)
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[1003] Quickly, Accurately Saw Around a Sharp Corner
Sawing is an essential skill for a bench jeweler. This article will show you a technique that will increase your sawing speed and accuracy when you need to make sharp corner cuts and reduce your likelihood of breaking delicate saw blades. First, be sure to observe all sawing basics.... (2012)
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