Economic Jeweler Trade Books & Sheet Reports!

The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report:
This book reviews issues of studio safety and discusses strategies for recognizing risks in the jewelry workshop and for reducing hazards by using substitution of materials or processes. The premise is that any reduction in risk improves the safety conditions of the goldsmith and artist. It is written in a warm, easily readable style with plenty of examples and safety anecdotes backed by extensive citations and references. A workshop tour gives you a new approach to learning about safety issues and procedures, with safety and health concerns listed by the jewelry procedures and tools used, a good index, all designed to help you find the information you want rapidly and easily. This is the first serious book on safety intended for jewelers and goldsmiths, the first to address safety issues by the jobs and equipment that jewelers use. 224 pages, softcover #551-001...34.95...USD.....

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Hinges and Hinge-Based Catches for Jewelers and Goldsmiths:
This book analyses hinges and hinge-like mechanisms in a manner never done before in a single volume. It addresses hinges in a very thorough, wide-ranging, analytical and readable manner. We are really proud of this book and feel it will become a classic in the jewelry field. Along with an extensive discussion of history, generics, classes of hinges and guiding principles, the sections include: design issues, tube making, hinge pin types (force-fit, riveted, upset, tapered, cotter type, tubing, square, threaded, peg and stud), lubrication options, hinge types (basic, thick-walled, locket, bracelet, box, block, cold rolled, tab, cast and milled), hinge-based catch systems, hidden hinges, cast hinges, alternative hinges, solving design problems and check lists for hinge construction. ISBN 0-9698510-3-0 112 pages, over 200 line drawings. #551-002 retail=24.95...USD.....

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Small Scale Photography Video and Text Book:
This text and video lecture combination gives excellent lessons on how to set up a home or studio photo booth to take professional-quality photographs and slides of jewelry, ceramics, glass and so on. Taking your own quality pictures saves you money and time. The system (excluding camera and tripod) costs less than 60.00 dollars to set up. Professional-quality photography is taught on this basic system. Topics covered include how to build a drop shadow photo booth, film types, lighting, miniature spotlighting, composition, drop shadow backgrounds, surface understanding and image creation. PR. techniques are taught and sources shared. The ideas in the lecture can save you hundreds of dollars in professional photographic fees. Approximately 80 minutes video time and 90 pages text and drawings. See the Sept .1997 Lapidary Journal cover and articles for examples of slides shot on this system. retail=59.95. Book and video can be sold separately. The book alone retails at 49.95...Your Cost...#551-003 34.95...USD.....

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Cheap Thrills in the Toolshop:
This is a loose, eclectic collection of short cuts, bench tricks and alternative equipment options for goldsmiths. Cheap tool making, tool conversions and unexpected sources for tools are all described. Sections include shop machines, tools, setting tools, soldering and more. Lots of drawings, lists and reviews of sources round out the book. A good index and table of contents make finding information easy. 80 pages crammed full of information. 82 line drawings. #551-004 retail=24.95..USD.....

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Shareware Paper:
This wide-ranging, truly eclectic paper is chock full of sources, suppliers, technical information, patinas, stonesetting, bench tools and thoughts on metalsmithing. About 180 pages and lots of diagrams. This is also used as a handout for Brain Press workshops. Cerlox bound. #551-005 retail=24.95...USD...

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The following are photocopied monographs, bound with plastic slides.

Forming using Metal Characteristics:
Fold Forming. Fold forming is a system of sheet metal forming which emphasizes using the metal’s characteristics. Forms are derived from the natural plasticity, ductility and elasticity of the metal. The system is internationally recognized as a new approach to working metal. It is extremely efficient and rapid. Tools are simple: fingers, hands, hammers, mallets, anvil and rolling mills. The paper has a theoretical introduction and step-by-step recipes for quickly working sheet metal. 45 pages, over 70 B/W line drawings. 1985/90© (11,000 sold since 1985) #551-006...Retail=15.50.....

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(@11,000 sold since 1985)


Fold Forming Video:
This half hour video serves to introduce fold forming as a system. Made in 1986, it covers the basic folds of the system and includes a set of notes on developments since 1985. #550-007...Retail=23.50...USD (PAL is available).....

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Patinas for Small Studios:
This paper describes safer, easy patination methods using easily obtainable and even kitchen chemicals to produce blues, greens, browns, blacks, greys and reddish tones on metals. Application methods and options for pattern and surface control are described. 34 pages, 5 color pictures, 1985© #551-008...retail=15.50...USD.....

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Gold Surface Applications:
A Technology Review. The results of a research project for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, this paper describes fusion applications (gold painting), doublée, Keum-boo, depletion gilding (tumbaga, guanin), inlay and overlay procedures and also discusses fire gilding. Control factors for free compositional choice are defined and demonstrated. 27 pages. B/W diagrams, one color picture. 1985© #551-009...Retail=15.50...

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Depletion Guilding:
A Historical and Technical Introduction. It describes, the approaches that goldsmiths have used historically in various cultures to remove base metals from gold alloys for refining or “coloring the gold”: depletion gilding. There is an extensive listing of recipes from many historical and contemporary sources designed to foster contrast and comparison to deepen understanding of the subject. This paper is intended for information only and is not a “how to” for depletion gilding. 20 pages. 1990© #551-010...Retail=15.50.....

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This book is written with the beginner in mind, simple projects to achieve professional results. If you ever wanted to begin faceting, this is a great place to start. USD..6.50

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LOST WAX OR INVESTMENT CASTING:
This little book is filled with all the information you will need to start casting as a hobby. Instructions on how to make Vacume Investment Mixer, A Burnout oven, A Pressure Casting Machine, Wax Wire Extruder, Rubber Molds, A wax Injector, Wax Patterns, How to Burnout and Cast Rubber Molds and Duplicate Patterns. Ten Chapters of complete information on each subject with Pictures, Drawings and Bill of Materials, for each project. USD..6.50

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BOOK OF GEM CUTS: A series of 4 volumes with faceting instructions for many unusual and hard to find cuts. Great for the faceter seeking to cut something different.
VOLUME 1:
Standard Brilliant, Emerald Cut, 3 Modified Brilliants, Zircon, French Star, Double Star, Mickell Five and Six Ray Stars, Briolette, Double Rose, Diamond Shape, Triangular and 2 Jubilee Cuts.
#22-003...9.95 (1/4lb.)...

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VOLUME 2:
Contains 22 diagrams. Briliant Brioette, Reverse, Brilliant Bead, Double Diamond, Portuguese Cut, Mixed Cut, Two Marquise, Step Cut Bead, Step Cut Heart, Brilliant Heart, Pendeloque, Bar Cut, Checker, Scissors, ZigZag, Skew, Step Cut Oval, Brilliant Oval and Trapeze Twist.
#22-004...9.95 (1/4lb.)...
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VOLUME 3:
Bicentennial 200, Birdcage, Brilliant Cross, Devil's Triangle, Fairy Wand, Fantasy Cut, High Twelve, Miser, MoonBeam, Nine Squares, Octabril, Pasha With a Twist, Pinwheel, San Francisco Pavilion, Smoky Beauty, Snow-Flake, Step Pendant, Sunburst, Switzer's Brilliant and Trapeze Twist.
#22-005...9.95 (1/4lb.)...
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VOLUME 4:
Cuts include Rectagon, Lone Star, Square Dance, Mixed Cushion, Sensu, Combo, Fan Drop, David's Deep Star, Quadra-Brill, Star Bright, Square Shallow Simple, Brilliant Kite, Twelve Triangle, Rectangle-408 and Heraldic.
#22-007...9.95 1/4lb.)...
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4 VOLUME SET:
Save by ordering the complete set.
#22-006...36.95 (1 1/4lb.)...
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FACET DESIGN:
A very popular series of six volumes which detail the faceting of fancy shapes. Oval. Pear, Navette/Marquise, Hearts, Emeralds, Rounds and Barions. Using a computer, the authors have developed exact cutting instructions to 1/10 of a degree which wnables the begining facetor to successfully cut these fancy shapes using the meetpoint technique. Each volume contains more than 20 detailed designs with 3-view scale drawings.
(3/4lb. each)
Priced @ 13.95 ea...USD.

#22-011...VOLUME 1...OVAL......
#22-012...VOLUME 2...NAVETTE/MARQUISE........
#22-013...VOLUME 3...HEARTS & PEARS........
#22-014...VOLUME 4...EMERALD CUTS........
#22-015...VOLUME 5...ROUNDS........
#22-017...VOLUME 6 BARION........
#22-018...VOLUME 7 SQUARE CUSHION........

The complete set of 7 VOLUMES of FACET DESIGN may be purchased @ a discount
COMPLETE SET OF FACETING VOLUMES: #22-016 (4 1/2lbs.)...94.65..USD........


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