Contributions From Alan Revere
German Jewelry: Freedom Through Precision
Mention German craftsmanship, and we think of diligent Black Forest elves making precision cameras and automobiles. Ordinarily, "precision" connotes accuracy,...
Book Review – The Complete Metalsmith
Many fine books have recently been published for the serious student of metalsmithing. Tim McCreight's new book is a tasty...
Optimized Saw Blade for Cutting Wax
While many jewelers work directly in precious metals, many also work with wax, carving models for casting in silver and...
Jeweler’s Saw Blades: All The Different Sizes And How To Choose Correctly
Originally published under the title: Selecting the Correct Saw Blade This article provides and describes useful tips for selecting the...
Reducing to Half-Size
At the counter, you remove the tape with a sharp blade and then slide the ring up a man-drel. Next,...
Evenly Heating Pieces for Soldering
One of the most difficult aspects of soldering is to heat the piece properly so that the solder will flow....
Avoiding Melting Soldered Seams
Soldering is a delicate and sometimes difficult process especially when you need to solder very close to a previous solder...
Color Coding Solder Chips
Let's face it, not every snippet of solder winds up in your work. Some pieces fly away during clipping, while...
Cluster Ring Assembly
One of the most difficult types of construction in jewelry is assembling a cluster of settings supported by a wire...
Installing an Adjustable Shank
This ring has become so hard to get on and off, but when it is on, it is loose and...
Hollow Ring Project
One of metal's unique qualities is its ability to be shaped and formed without breaking - its malleability. The hollow...
Installing Sizing Beads
Arthritis is a common malady which affects many people as they age. People with arthritis often have enlarged knuckles which...
Curb and Cable Chains Project
There are hundreds of different types of chains, each with its own system of assembly. Most chains are assembled from...
Box Clasp Fabrication
One of the most important types of closures used in jewelry is the box clasp. This clasp and its many...
Repairing a Silver Shank
Your customer brings in a silver colored ring marked 925 with a broken shank for repair. You measure the customer...
Book Review – Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft
A welcome addition to the literature now coming out for bench jewelers, Making the Most of Your Flex-shaft by Karen...
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