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[758] A Micro Vacuum Cleaner for Enamelists
This article describes a micro vacuum cleaner, based on an aquarium pump, for use by enamelists. The vacuum cleaner allows for cleaning up sifted or spilled enamel. It offers an alternative to wet packing when doing cloisonne, and you can use it to create lines and designs. There are probably lots more uses that I havent thought of.... (2005)
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Show me more articles from: [Glass on Metal]|[Peter Grigg]
Releated Categories: [Homemade Tools]
ISBN: B00007LNCO

 

[1033] A Universal Expanding Ring Mandrel for the Small Lathe
The other week a friend came by the shop for some jewelry related lathe help. She was using a ring holder meant for benchwork (GRS Benchmate) to chuck her rings, both waxes and metal) for turning. While her holder worked, I thought I could come up with something better. Based on the Taig #1132 Blank Arbor, the mandrel shown here could be made with a straight shank as well, for mounting on a variety of lathes. As shown it will work on the Taig lathe, and if you turn down the end of the blank arbor for about 1/8", on the Sherline lathe as well. If you want to make it with a straight shank, you should chuck up some 1/2" rod in your lathe chuck, turn the end down to 1/4" dia for about 1" to 1-1/2", then chuck that 1/4" shank in a 1/4" collet on your lathe (Taig, Sherline and watchmakers collets all are available in 1/4" internal diameter).... (2012)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Nick Carter]
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[614] Build Your Own Advanced Jewelers Bench
This sophisticated bench costs a little more and is a bit more difficult to make than the one on the preceding page, but the extra effort will be repaid by years of efficient work. Use this pattern as a starting point, but feel free to make changes to suit your individual needs.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Complete Metalsmith]|[Tim McCreight]
Releated Categories: [My Studio]|[Homemade Tools]
ISBN: 1929565054

 

[613] Build Your Own Basic Jewelers Bench
This bench has been designed so it can be made from easily available materials without sophisticated woodworking equipment. People with woodworking skills might use these ideas as a point of departure.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Complete Metalsmith]|[Tim McCreight]
Releated Categories: [My Studio]|[Homemade Tools]
ISBN: 1929565054

 

[320] Bur with Safe Edge Tool
Here iss a nice little tool that makes use of an old setting bur. If you take the bottom teeth off a setting bur and polish the surface, you will have a tool that allows you to get right up next to the wall of a bezel and work on it without harming the metal on the bottom of the piece..... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Ganoksin]|[Ronda Coryell]
Releated Categories: [Small Tools]|[Homemade Tools]|[Customize Your Tools]

 

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