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Book Review - Art and Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives - By Tim McCreight

This book is not only very good, it is important. In the introduction, author David Darom, who is a marine biologist, photographer and collector of knives, describes becoming aware of a gap between the exquisite work he saw in shows and a general perception of folding knives primarily as practical...

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Making filigree Jig - By Leon Hornstein

To begin, procure or make a box out of cardboard or balsa wood. A plastic soap dish, like the one used in a traveling toilet article case although a bit deep is almost perfect for the job. The box should be about 3" long, 2" wide and not more than " high. Temporarily set the box aside....

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Repairs and Alterations Using Pulse-arc-Welding Procedures - By Mark B. Mann

Repairs and alterations of jewelry that has been in families for generations is an ongoing request at retail service departments. These pieces are not of high value, but they have sentimental value to the owner. Often these pieces were not made properly, excessively worn or broken. To keep your...

Tags: | Repairs | Fusing & Welding |

Erik Stewart - Getting Connected, Inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge - By Shannon L. Brown

It was his first time in New York City. Surrounded by the skyscrapers and bright lights of the Big Apple, Erik Stewart of Erik Stewart Jewelry in Tucson soaked up the city´s energy. But the sight that captivated him most was the complex network of cables that make up the Brooklyn Bridge. Back...

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Introduction to Gemstone Coloration and Dyeing - By George W. Fischer

The prime requisite for coloration of gemstone is that it be porous . That is to say there must be spaces or vacancies into which the coloring chemical, in solution, can penetrate deeply in order to impart the desired color. These spaces are usually spoken of as "pores", but from what I have been...

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