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Channel Setting Bezel Pulling Pliers # 111-137 - By Steve Satow

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...

Tags: | Customize Your Tools |

Grinding Wheel Safety Thoughts - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Besides the safety instructions that you get from a tool manufacturer in the tool manual it may be necessary for you to write your own sets of rules up to keep you out of trouble. This is especially important with employees. What follows is an example of thinking about what can go wrong with a tool....

Tags: | Workshop Safety | Shop Machines |

Molding Multiples - Using metal clay for production models - By Suzanne Wade

Metal clay has not yet proven to be an effective substitute for casting: sterling silver is often preferred over fine silver for its relative strength, and the higher cost of metal clay compared to cast silver generally makes it unappealing for large volume production. But some craft artists have...

Tags: | Metal Clay |

Randy Polk Glamorizes Stainless Steel in Cover Girl - By Shannon L. Brown

A few years ago, Randy Polk of Randy Polk Designs in Fountain Hills, Arizona, knew he needed to make some changes in his business. "When gold is going up and the economy is going down, you have to find some footing," he says. For Polk, that meant exploring alternatives to precious metals. Today,...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

Buttons - Production Project Proposal - By Charles Lewton-Brain

This is an example of a production project proposal involving the reproduction of two historically important buttons. This shows how the project is described in terms that allow the client to see what is involved in manufacturing. It is a sample of a description that allows the client a sense of the...

Tags: | Jewelry Mass Production |

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