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[899] 105 Jewelers Bench Comments
In late 2006 I put together a survey on the Jewelers bench to which many Orchidians and others responded. There were a series of questions asked, and the answers were revealing, and contributed to my understanding of the jewelers bench and its functions, supporting my writing of the "The Jewelers Bench", and MJSA/Orchid in Print book. In my teaching I will often ask students what they would tell a hypothetical friend, what is important to know, say about soldering and constructing a catch. What would you say that is important to keep your friend out of trouble and to ease their path? This then is the sense of the question addressed here about the jewelers bench.... (2009)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Charles Lewton-Brain]
Releated Categories: [My Studio]|[Beginner's Corner]

 

[851] 3 Ways to Use 2-Part Epoxy Resin
Available in a wide variety of formulas, epoxy resins are used in jewelry making as adhesives, as coatings, and for casting. This reference article outlines the safety requirements for mixing and working with epoxy resins and introduces how to use adhesive and coating epoxy resins to include images and found objects in your work. The three featured projects demonstrate how to capture images in open and closed bezels as well as how to make a three-dimensional collage by layering resin in a deep reservoir..... (2007)
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Show me more articles from: [Art Jewelry Magazine]|[Nanz Aalund]
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[15] A Pain In The Neck
You start to turn and there it is again. You go to stand up from your chair and it happens again. It's that nagging pain in your neck or lower back. After several years on the bench, jewelers often develop chronic neck or back injuries.... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [BWSimon]|[Bradney W. Simon]
Releated Categories: [Health Hazard]|[Beginner's Corner]

 

[669] Anticlastic Raising Basics
The word synclastic describes a form in which the dominant curves both move in the same direction. When the two dominant axes curve in opposite directions the result is known as an anticlastic form. A bowl is a synclastic form and a saddle is an anticlastic form.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Complete Metalsmith]|[Tim McCreight]
Releated Categories: [Beginner's Corner]|[Fabrication]
ISBN: 1929565054

 

[46] Basic Principles of Construction and Soldering
A short review of construction and soldering principles would be a good idea at this point. They're fairly basic. Principles of soldering (or what most of the world terms 'brazing' but jewelers call 'soldering') include: make sure that all joins are recently scraped, cleaned, sanded, or otherwise bared; that you can't see light through a join; that you use tons of flux.... (1996)
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Show me more articles from: [Hinges and Hinge-Based Catches for Jewelers and Goldsmiths]|[Charles Lewton-Brain]
Releated Categories: [Soldering]|[Beginner's Corner]
ISBN: 0969851030

 

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