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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%)
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%)
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.
*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 $49.00 each
The LUCAS #9XR Lowboy at $55.00 is another version of our #9 and was designed to be used on the FOREDOM TX Series DC Motors
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
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 $299.00 each
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) Rubber Sprue Bases,
(1) Tong 12",
(1) Hi-Heat Casting Gloves 14"
Overall Dimensions: Casting Well: 25" x 25" x 12" 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 $495.00 each
These handsome accessories are World Class Quality; they are Beautiful and Functional and they are Inexpensive. Absolutely insured to be safe for your ear, also that they work perfectly, so you never lose an earring when you do a somersault, or make love.
The ordinary commercial Chinese Fishhook Earwires are loaded in an ocean container by a crane with a magnet on the end of a cable. These earwires are marketed as "hypo-allergenic; is this very funny?
Handcrafted, Hand-hammered Earring Wires are Hypoallergenic and Classy! They are what the ears of you and your loved ones deserve.