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Excerpts from: Brain Press Publications
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[11] How you move, sit and stand: Ergonomics
Many craftspeople have posture and body position problems. Ramazzini, the founder of occupational medicine and author of a groundbreaking book on diseases of workers published in 1713 writes rather cruelly (and the man was a great humanitarian in his time) about the effects of working posture and position in regard to cobblers and tailors.... (2000)
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[96] Introductory Gemmology - Definitions Concerning Physical Properties of Gemstones
A perfect crystal is bounded by plane faces which meet at angles specific for each kind of material (angle analysis can identify minerals). A crystal may be cleaved in directions related to the external form or to a possible crystal form for the mineral. Sometimes two distinct minerals can have the same chemical composition with their differing properties being due to their different crystal structure. Crystal structure affects mineral properties.... (1997)
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[522] Is it Art? Is it Craft?
The Art versus Craft issue is a complex question and one that has bedeviled creators a great deal in the last fifty years or so. I once heard a gallery owner say that the difference between an art object and a craft object is $3000. The American Craft Council's director Carmine Branagan says that the discussion is unimportant, that the craft/art debate is one of craftspeople talking to themselves, about issues that do not matter at all to the general public - they do not care about this particular debate. She holds that if we are educating the culture as makers then the real issue is getting the work and what it means out and before the public, especially through galleries, museums and publications, the validators in society.... (2004)
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[3] Jewellery Repair
Repairing jewellery is an extremely tricky job. Work often pretends to be something else, metal is not what it is labelled, or sold as and the customer's memory fades with time, so that jewellery is often given to the repair person as something different thas it's real condition or materials. What follows is a list of questions... (1992)
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[870] Jewelry making - Fold-forming Tool List
These are some of the metal & tools that you will find useful in fold-forming. Ear muffs or plugs and safety glasses.... (2008)
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