08 Apr

book: jewelry gem cutting and metalcraft

author: william t. baxter
title: jewelry gem cutting and metalcraft
copyright: 1942
publisher: mcgraw hill book company inc

covers the tools and equipment of metalcraft and jewelry making. an interesting look at the patterns and designs of jewelry in the 1940s. this digitized book takes a while for the images to load so please allow time.

02 Mar

video: sweat soldering

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sweat soldering

are you spending too many hours cleaning the solder off your sterling silver pieces? sweat soldering is the answer and this great video will expertly explain the process.

tool list

  • charcoal block
  • stainless steel screen
  • solder
  • soldering pick
  • flux (borax and water)
  • torch
  • tweezer