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[]Please note: The information in this section has been supplied by each product's manufacturer or distributor. We recommend contacting the manufacturers or distributors directly to verify or obtain additional details.

 
[]Bonny Doon urethane hammer

Are you working too hard?
If you're not using a Bonny Doon urethane hammer, yep, you sure are.

Read more about this innovative hammer.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer

This 24 minute instructional video is full of close-up photos of the torch firing process in real time. In addtion to showing the firing of the uncdercoat, counterenamel and top coat, Chris shows you his interesting technique of carving through an overlay of gold foil to "draw" a design.

He also includes several different options for the torch firing set-up. Viewing this will help beginners without kilns or anyone wanting to try an alternate way of firing enamels.


Chris Hierholzer has been involved in metals for 50 years, in foundries, welding shops, and jewelry. He is fascinated with the process and its constantly changing creative aspects. He started creating enamels during the 1980's and during that time he was part time assistant to William Harper.

Now on sale through the Ganoksin Project: $19.95 (You Save: 43%)

Manufacturer: The Ganoksin Project
Product category: Educational Material

 
[]The Full Collection: Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books

43 complete rare antique metalsmithing books have been scanned and published as searchable PDFs. These books are technical marvels, full of forgotten information no longer available. They date from 1871 to 1926 with over 5,000 pages crammed with detail.

This collection brings jewelry history alive, gives voice again to forgotten authors, their opinions and technical secrets. There are literally thousands of recipes, alloys and processes described in the books, as well as books on gemology and silversmithing masterpieces. Each book has a full review and description written by Charles Lewton-Brain available on the Ganoksin site. There are more books that will be added.

These books cover special techniques in depth like chasing, repousee, engraving, niello making, Japanese chiseling, soldering, construction, patination, metal coloring, silversmithing and more. Many of the tricks and recipes described will save the maker money, as older approaches can sometimes replace modern tools.

Unlike most ebooks the Ganoksin pdf is a full digital book of searchable text and images, with easy access through an interactive table of contents. Most images are scanned at high resolution and then embedded in the text allowing them to be magnified and stay readable

Now on sale through the Ganoksin Project: $199 (You Save: 52%)

Manufacturer: The Ganoksin Project
Product category: Educational Material

 
[]LUCAS #9 LowBoy Foot Pedal -- Rheostat

The LUCAS #9 LowBoy Foot Pedal - Rheostat - as it is officially called is the #1 Speed Control recommended by Jewelry Designers-Manufacturers & Wood Carving Craftsman worldwide.

It's been said that it gives outstanding speed control with precise speed delivery at all pedal positions. It has been brought to our attention that the #9 can also be used with the Knew Concepts Power Saw.

Specifications:

  • *6+ amp rating
  • *120 volts AC
  • *for Universal Motors ONLY and comes with two grounded electrical cords, Male 8' long, Female 6' long

Dimensions: 2-1/2" wide x 5-3/4" long....Pedal Height: 1-1/4"

Construction: made from Solid Cast Aluminum (not plastic) with a very durable Silver Vein powder coated finish.

Made in USA and ONLY available directly from Lucas Dental Co. at $45.00 each

Email: Lucadent@verizon.net
Tel: 1-(800)-332-5573

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Manufacturer: Lucas Dental Co.
Product category: Flexshaft Equipment

 
[]The LUCAS #750 "Giant" Long Arm (Jewelers) Centrifugal Casting Machine

The LUCAS #750 "Giant" Long Arm (Jewelers) Centrifugal Casting Machine which is known worldwide as the most dependable & most economical Casting Machine in today's marketplace and still manufactured in the USA. It is manufactured by LUCAS DENTAL CO...A Family Owned Company "Since 1930"

It comes complete with all of the accessories that are pictured and can cast up to 3-1/2" dia. x 5" high flask.

Accessories that come standard with this machine:

one each of the following

  • 3-1/2" x 5" SS Flask
  • 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" SS Flask
  • 2-1/2" x 2" SS Flask
  • 2-1/2" "Acue" Cradle
  • Universal Rubber Sprue Base
  • 7oz Clay Crucible
  • Tongs 12"
  • Pair of Hi-Heat Casting Gloves

Overall Dimensions: Length of Arm: 23" .... Height: to top of winding ball//handle 10"

Made in USA and ONLY available directly from Lucas Dental Co. at $282.00 each

Email: Lucadent@verizon.net
Tel: 1-(800)-332-5573

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Manufacturer: Lucas Dental Co.
Product category: Casting Equipment

 
[]The LUCAS #8500 "Jewel" Long Arm (Jewelers) Centrifugal Casting Machine

The LUCAS #8500 "Jewel" Long Arm (Jewelers) Centrifugal Casting Machine is the latest in the line of Casting Machines from LUCAS.

It was designed specifically for the Manufacturing Jeweler. We have been asked what's so Special--Unique about the #8500 "Jewel" and the Answer is: everything including the Arm Releasing Handle located on the outside of the Casting Well.

Think about this: (A) no need to reach into the casting well to raise a pin to hold the arm after you wind up, it comes with a built-in trigger (B) You don't have to reach into the casting well to release the arm, that's what the Arm Releasing Handle does ... pretty neat & very safe.

Accessories that come standard with this machine:

  • (2) Hooded Clay Crucibles,
  • (4) SS Flasks,
  • (2) Cradles,
  • (2) Rubber Sprue Bases,
  • (1) Tong 12",
  • (1) Hi-Heat Casting Gloves 14"

Overall Dimensions: Casting Well: 24" x 24" x 11-1/4" High and it comes assembled. Length of Arm: 23" ... Height: to top of winding ball//handle 10"... same as our #750 "GIANT"

Made in USA and ONLY available directly from Lucas Dental Co. at $459.00 each

Email: Lucadent@verizon.net
Tel: 1-(800)-332-5573

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Manufacturer: Lucas Dental Co.
Product category: Casting Equipment

 
[]Hand-carved & Hand-polished Natural Labradorite

Size: 30 1/2 x 42mm
Weight: 150 cts.
Treatment: none

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Manufacturer: Joseph P. Stachura Co., Inc
Product category: Gemstones, Tools & Equipments

 
[]Freeform Natural Rainbow Moonstone (Peristerite) Round Cabochon

Size: 21 1/2 mm
28.86 cts.
Treatment: none

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Manufacturer: Joseph P. Stachura Co., Inc
Product category: Gemstones, Tools & Equipments


 
[]Round/near-round Natural Multi-color Freshwater Cultured Pearls

10.5-13.5mm rounded natural multi-color freshwater cultured pearls.

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Manufacturer: Joseph P. Stachura Co., Inc
Product category: Gemstones, Tools & Equipments


 
[]Multi Color Beryl Rondels

5 1/2-6 1/2 mm natural multi-color beryl beads.

Aqua, morganite (pink) and goshenite (colorless)
Treatment: none.

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Manufacturer: Joseph P. Stachura Co., Inc
Product category: Gemstones, Tools & Equipments

 
[]Bonny Doon Hydraulic Press

Tap into the metal-forming power of a Bonny Doon Hydraulic Press!

Shop the full line of Bonny Doon presses.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]Neutec laser welding line

Neutec laser welders deliver cutting-edge manufacturing technology at an unbeatable price.

Learn more about the Neutec laser welding line.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]Easy-to-open glass lockets

Help your customers personalize their look with these easy-to-open glass lockets. Offer them alongside a line of custom charms and colorful beads!

Shop now at riogrande.com.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]Moissanite created by Charles and Colvard

Experience the unparalleled fire and brilliance of Forever Brilliant moissanite created by Charles and Colvard.

Shop moissanite at riogrande.com.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]The Rio Box Shop

Find the perfect packaging fit for your jewelry in the Rio Box Shop! Hundreds of colors, sizes, shapes and patterns are ripe for the picking!

Shop the entire line at riogrande.com.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]The RazzaWeld system

The RazzaWeld system puts the power of fusion welding in the palm of your hand. Find out more about this portable fusion welder today!

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]Silver sheet

In stock and ready to ship! Our silver sheet comes in a huge selection, and we'll custom cut it to just about any size you need.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]Silver wire

In stock and ready to ship! Our silver wire comes in a huge selection, and we'll custom cut it to just about any size you need.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]Sunshine Cloth

Sunshine Cloth keeps your jewelry shining bright! Stock up for the bench, for the shop and to send home with your customers.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]Swanstrom shape cutters

Quality-made in the USA, Swanstrom shape cutters and dies will give you years of sharp, clean cuts.

Shop the entire line at riogrande.com.

Manufacturer: Rio Grande

 
[]Nechamkin Chasing Tools

Designed by Liza Nechamkin, a professional chaser, these chasing tools are simply the best you can buy. Formerly available in limited quantities, these magnificent chasing tools are now available from stock at OttoFrei.com.

"These tools are made to very precise specifications within extremely close tolerances. They are expertly crafted for grace and balance. I personally final polish and inspect each one. A substandard tool will never leave my workbench." Liza Nechamkin

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Glendo GRS

Is there a line of tools available anywhere that is more indispensable for the bench jeweler, the stone setter or the hand engraver?

Glendo GRS manufactures the world best-selling line of jewelry tools right here in the USA. GRS BenchMates, GRS engraving Blocks, GRS Engraving Systems and GRS Power Hones. Indispensable tools for the Jeweler. From OttoFrei.com

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Foredom at Otto Frei

Otto Frei has the complete line of Foredom Power Tools in stock and ready to ship at unbeatable prices.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Fretz Hammers & Stakes

The Fretz line of hammers and stakes continues to grow. Check out the outstanding quality and selection of Fretz tools available at OttoFrei.com

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Saws & Sawblades

What's your favorite sawblade? Chances are OttoFrei.com has them as we carry the best brands from the Swiss and German factories that produce the best sawblades in the world. Looking for the Knew Concept Saw Frame? We have them too.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Silver Chains

Otto Frei has a huge selection of made in the USA designer sterling silver and yellow gold filled chains in bulk or finished goods. You can also find Schofer Chains from Germany at OttoFrei.com.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category: Metals

 
 
[]Grobet Swiss Made Vallorbe Files

Swiss Made Precision Files-The world's standard for quality and performance! Grobet Swiss-Made Precision files from Otto Frei are manufactured to precise production standards, using a combination of machine cutting and hand craftsmanship to produce the most accurate, best cutting, and longest-lasting files in the world. Simply the best you can buy-From OttoFrei.com

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Metals

Otto Frei carries sterling silver and argentium sheet metal and wire, as well as many mill products available in quantities from small to large. Check out our selection of copper, brass and nickel silver sheet and precut shapes too, all in stock and ready to ship today.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Metals

 
 
[]Durston

Looking for a rolling mill? You have just gotta have a Durston! Otto Frei has the complete line up of Durston hand and power mills in stock and ready to ship. Don't forget to check out the growing line of quality jewelry tools made by Durston, winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade for 2012 and again in 2013.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Disk Cutters

Otto Frei sells dozens of different styles and shapes of disc cutters, including the new Ikohe brand premium disk cutters, Pepetools disc cutters, Swiss made and Italian made disk cutters too. Find the largest selection of quality disk cutters anywhere at OttoFrei.com.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Sawing Jig Vises

Choose from a variety of sawing jig vises, from Swiss and French made to Pepetools, at OttoFrei.com. Makes cutting perfectly straight and angle cuts a snap. This could be the favorite tool on your workbench!

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]Forming Tools

If you hammer it, cut it, form it or chase it, Otto Frei has your tool. We offer the largest selection of bezel blocks, drawplates, rolling mills, dapping tools, stakes, hammers and shears on the web.

Manufacturer: Otto Frei
Product category:  Tools & Equipment

 
 
[]CADCAST

NeoGroup CADCAST is an ultra-high strength, heat-resistant dental-style casting investment. Featuring a snappy 15-minute set up time straight into a preheated oven, and is good for any casting resins. CADCAST allows you to cast heavy and light items simultaneously in a flask, while the superior quality of the investment controls the swelling of the resins. CADCAST comes in 100 gram packages infused with nitrogen to keep it in pristine quality.

Manufacturer: Neo Group
Product category:  Casting Investment

 
 
[]Prototyping Machines

Invest in your own prototyping machine and get started realizing your jewelry designs professionally at a level of precision and quality unlike any amateur 3D printers on the market today.

Kevvox SP6200/SP4300 3D Printer: Professional stand-alone 3D printing system based on DLP technology. Perfectly suited for jewelry, design and engineering applications.

Neo P5 5-Axis CNC Machine: Industry's first 5-Axis CNC milling machine of its class, comes in a size that can easily fit into any workshops, and a uni-body frame that provides unmatched stability during milling. The P5 opens the doors for precision 5-Axis milling to the rest of us.

Manufacturer: Neo Group
Product category:  Rapid Prototyping

 


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