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[817] A Stone Laser Shield
I have found this to be a most useful tool to use when rebuilding a bezel using a Laser Welder. It is made from a watchmakers screwdriver and is used to deflect the excess energy reflected at a sensitive stone to prevent damage to the stones surface. This view of the finished product shows 1.5mm X 2mm piece of fine silver welded to the blade tip.... (2005)
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[992] Bench Tips: A Modified Tool to Bezel-Set Round Faceted Stones
This jewelry bench tip is a follow-up to "Using a Split Mandrel for Finishing Fabricated Round Bezels," which showed you how to modify a standard split mandrel to make an effective holding device to finish several fabricated bezels of the same dimensions. The same split mandrel can also be adapted into an efficient tool for setting multiple round faceted stones into those bezels.... (2012)
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[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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[997] Channel Setting Bezel Pulling Pliers # 111-137
These pliers are used to pull back bezels on channel set rings. This allows you to drop in the stones without thinning the edge to allow the stone to drop in. It works especially well with the continuous channel method that the all-set tool creates. Mark the bottom jaws about 0.25 in from the end.... (2012)
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[996] Channel Setting Melee Tweezers # 115-005
These tweezers are great for gripping melee when you slide then into position in continuous channel setting jobs. Here you see the very fine tips on these tweezers.... (2012)
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