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Etymology of Enamel - By Woodrow W. Carpenter

Most people in our discipline use the word Enamel to identify both the glass which is fused to metal, and the finished product. However, we should not be as possessive as the art potter who believes the word CERAMICS always refers to a pot made of clay....

Tags: | Enameling History |

Some Notes on making your own polariscope for gemology - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Polariscopes are a very useful, simple and inexpensive to make piece of gemological equipment. They are used to tell glass from gem materials synthetic spinel from all other materials, singly refractive from doubly refractive, crystaline from cryptocrystaline material, doublets and triplets from...

Tags: | Gemological Equipment | Homemade Tools |

Turn an Old Brush into a Whip Burnisher - By Don Hughes

A worn-out bristle brush can easily be recycled into a useful tool called a whip burnisher or rotary hammer to improve or even eliminate minor imperfections and surface porosity in castings and other metal surfaces....

Tags: | Customize Your Tools | Bench Tips & Tricks |

Product Testing - Ultra-Vest MAXX Investment - By Linus Drogs

AJM recently asked Linus Drogs of AU Enterprises in Berkley , Michigan , to test the new Ultra-Vest MAXX Investment from Ransom & Randolph in Maumee , Ohio . Designed to reduce the formation of gas porosity when casting white gold alloys, as well as provide smoother surfaces on castings made from...

Tags: | Lost Wax Casting |

GemBits - Gemstone enhancements - By Sandra I. Smith

Which is the best to buy: natural, enhanced, imitation, artificial or synthetic gems? The answer depends on how you plan to use it. Natural gemstones have not had anything done to them that changes their color....

Tags: | Gemstone Treatments |

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