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Basic Milling Technique

In working on jewelry there are many tasks that seem simple – you just do it and don’t think about techniques. Milling is a prime example. You stick a bur in your flex-shaft, step on the pedal, and away you go. However, as simple as…

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Basic Polishing Technique

Many jewelers see polishing as a mundane task. However, it is one of the most important operations in the process of repairing or making jewelry. The final appearance of the jewelry to a large extent, will determine the acceptability of the…

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Bench Mag Favorite Tips 2002

This article page is from a section “Favorite Tips” from BENCH Magazine 2002 submitted by readers and BENCH Magazine Staff covering favorite tips on removing and straightening kinks in chains, jewelry cleansing, chain repair…

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Bench Mag Favorite Tips 2002 Part 1

This article page is from a section “Favorite Tips” from BENCH Magazine 2002 submitted by readers and BENCH Magazine Staff. Read on for more details. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A ring roller designed to enlarge…

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Bench Mag Favorite Tips 2002 Part 2

This article page is from a section “Favorite Tips” from BENCH Magazine 2002 submitted by readers and BENCH Magazine Staff covering inlay gold into platinum and chain repair, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To inlay…

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Bench Mag Favorite Tips 2002 Part 3

This article page is from a section “Favorite Tips” from BENCH Magazine 2002 submitted by readers and BENCH Magazine Staff covering polishing chains, pin tumbler, bright cutting  plastic lid cutting tricks and more, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Bench Mag Favorite Tips 2002 Part 4

This article page is from a section “Favorite Tips” from BENCH Magazine 2002 submitted by readers and BENCH Magazine Staff covering bench pins and shims, ring holder, setting melee and more, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Bench Tips and Tricks of the Trade

To stretch a wedding band that is larger than your ring stretcher mandrel, slip a copper sleeve over the mandrel and place the ring over the sleeve. The mandrel will press out on the copper sleeve, which in turn will press out on the wedding band…

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International Ring Sizes Chart

This page provides an international ring sizes chart you can view and/or download to be your guide in making or even just to refer to customer’s ring sizes. Click to view a bigger image:…

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Resizing Damaged Rings

This page provides some helpful tips when it comes to resizing damaged rings with stones. Read on for more. When sizing rings with stones that may be damaged from heat, hold the stones under water while soldering. To do this, place a metal…