the artisan is a great tool! There is a new Handpiece as well from Steve, specially for jewellers, the benchjewl graver. Same price as the artisan !
Dont miss to order an aditional tungsten Piston with the stainless piston together! The tungsten piston is great for bezel setting, and...
European Academy of Jewellers, goldsmiths and watchmakers,
(Zentralverband der Deutschen Juweliere, Gold- und Silberschmiede ), FBZ Ahlen is offering once a year a week handengraving. They do have GRS equipment.
Next class is from March 2nd...
It's sometimes confusing!
With the GRS dual angle, the height doesn't matter, cause it's post mounted, angle stays in any height Same.
Lindsay templates are made for to use with 1/2 inch height difference,
between the base (foot?!) of the template (lower) and the diamond stone (manual...
Sorry, ain't it opposite?
The disc should be 1/2' above the level of the template base?!
- So the template base is lower than the wheel!
My grinding wheels are all different thick, I level it out with different thick (Rest-) pieces of plywood.
Works well for me!
Heat until dark red, than squeeze into cold water!
Do that before U draw it thinner, as well as before the inlay!
Pickle it after quenching to remove scale (oxidizing) , neutralize after pickle with soapwater, than wash the soapwater with tap water away!
Scatch the gold with a fine...
Sorry for Your loss!
Try it here;
Best of luck!
pitch for workholding and for chasing/repousse work is different!
pitch for holding Ur setting-/engraving work should be middlehard to hard.
I use mostly the hard German yellow pitch !
Chasing /Repousse needs a middlesoft to soft pitch!
Green/ black pitch is my personal choice! U cam...
Hi there ,
a Great Book about chasing/repousse ;
The art of chasing and repousse
By Adolf Steines.
Mr. Steines is a German Meister of metal forming.
In Germany, his book is sadly long time out of Print, rare and if u find it, really expensive.
But the English version ist easy...
Busch/Germany makes in my opinion the best burrs!
For silver/gold etc the normal HSS burrs are fine!
About steel, better ask the firearm engravers, I m just a bench Jeweller, working in softer metals!
Before remove metal on a real...