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The Secret Life of Rocks - By Martin Stone
Think they just lie around? Oh, no! Rocks are constantly meeting, mingling, and occasionally making gemstones.... ...
Tags: | Gemology |
Gold of Africa; Jewellery and Ornaments from Ghana - By Charles Lewton-Brain
Now this is a truly attractive book. One of those coffee table type books dripping with gorgeous National Geographic quality photos, or maybe Smithsonian quality - and all about metal and gold objects. Besides being a beautiful book full of superb color pictures it is crammed with accurate...
Tags: | Book reviews |
Creative Uses for Duct Tape at the Bench - By Charles Lewton-Brain
Ask any bench jeweler the best way to secure a band-aid to his or her cut finger during a day of working at the bench, and duct tape is bound to enter into the equation. Most jewelers have used duct tape to bind cuts and secure various pieces of equipment in the shop. The following are some other...
Tags: | Bench Tips & Tricks |
A method of patinating steel - By Charles Lewton-Brain
As part of a large scale patination project in which I patinated a steel roof surface 24 by 48 feet on both sides I performed some 40 experiments to find out how to patinate the steel which was a requirement for structural reasons. In doing so I also experimented with paint....
Tags: | Patination |
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 |