Locating Dead Center on Ring Blanks
This article provides a helpful tip on locating dead center on ring blanks and finding balance on an object. Free-form...
Testing the MK Gem eBox
If, like me, you consider yourself a successful photographer, you may be skeptical about products on the market that promise...
Heat Treating Metals
Heat treatment changes the microstructure of a metal or alloy. It is a process that may be applied after casting,...
Comparative Analysis of Three Welding Systems
AJM Magazine asked me to perform a comparative analysis of three welding systems performance in several different precious metal welding...
Perfect Finishing Tools and Techniques
Our castings can be flawless, our assembly precise, and our settings secure -- but let any surface go a bit...
Millimeter Gauge Layout Technique
Meticulous planning and tedious layout are a big part of a goldsmiths life at the bench. It usually pays dividends...
Knife Making Techniques for Jewelry Design
My dad was in the Navy during World War II and was among the personnel who entered Japan shortly after...
Sealing Cracks in Gemstones
An old lapidary taught me an excellent trick for sealing cracks in gemstones. Some gems are inherently unstable. If a...
How to Make Hoop Earrings
Tom Dougherty of Studio 2015 in Woodstock, Illinois, had an interesting process to share about making hoop earrings from tubing....
Bench Jewelers Can Take Sniper Lessons
As the target comes into focus and the operator aligns the crosshairs, elements of the world slowly cease to exist...
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