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Articles by Charles Lewton-Brain
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[666] Enameling Safety Issues
Enameling involves the firing and melting of suitable glasses onto and into metals for decorative effects. It is done at fairly high temperatures, from 1200F (649C) to a high kiln temperature of 1700F (927C) or so.The primary dangers involve dusts, the particle size of the enamel used, the chemical constituents of the enamel (older enamels frequently contain lead and other toxic metal oxides and chemicals), the infrared radiation of the kiln and sundry opportunities to burn oneself. Enamelists in factories have even been killed by scalds from water when molten enamel was dumped into it.... (1999)
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Show me more articles from: [The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report]|[Charles Lewton-Brain]
Releated Categories:[Workshop Safety]|[Enameling]
ISBN: 0969851049

 

[260] Examples of basic tools in a goldsmith's kit
This article lists the basic tools found in a standard Western Goldsmith's toolbox. (2004)
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[50] Fabrication of a Basic Tubing Catch
First one chooses an appropriate metal for the various parts, that is a metal with appropriate structural for it's thickness and stress in use. In this catch there is little stress in use and therefore one can use even as soft metal as sterling for the components. In 14k gold one could.... (1991)
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Releated Categories:[Hinges & Catches]

 

[20] Files
When one gets a new file one traditionally dips it in alcohol and sets fire to it to burn off any grease (this could be dangerous-use great care). Get the longest files you are comfortable with as the long stroke is very efficient. 20 cm or longer needle files from... (1997)
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Releated Categories:[Tools]|[Small Tools]
ISBN: 096985106

 

[604] Finding and making your own wax carving tools
Casting is the most important method of commercial jewelry production. Even for small workshops, lost-wax casting is often the fastest method for creating a jewelry piece, especially if there is any complexity to it. However, one of the things that jewelers forget when carving wax models for lost-wax casting is just how different wax is from metal. They often use techniques and tools designed for working with metal for carving wax, even when it does not make sense to do so. By approaching wax as wax, not metal, jewelers can come up with new and faster ways of creating wax models for casting.... (2005)
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Releated Categories:[Wax Carving]|[Small Tools]
ISBN: B00006K39S

 

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