Bench Tip #8: How to use the Conduction Soldering Technique
The soldering process, used extensively in all aspects of jewelry manufacturing and repair, joins two or more pieces of metal together—and when done properly, will result in a virtually undetectable seam.
Bench Tip #11: Turn an Old Brush into a Whip Burnisher
A worn-out bristle brush can easily be recycled into a useful tool called a whip burnisher or rotary hammer to improve or even eliminate minor imperfections and surface porosity in castings and other metal surfaces.
Bench Tip #12: How to Make Spiral-Cut Rubber Molds
Master models used in mass jewelry manufacturing range from simple one-part pieces to intricate multiple-part forms. Rubber molds made from these master models are the key to reproducing consistent replicas of the original in wax form for casting.
Bench Tip #13: Ergonomics for Bench Pin Modifications
Ergonomics is the safe and effective relationship between a worker and the work environment. For the bench jeweler who spends hours working with a bench pin, it is important to make it work efficiently and effectively for you.
Bench Tip #19: Quickly, Accurately Saw Around a Sharp Corner
Sawing is an essential skill for a bench jeweler. This tip will demonstrate a technique that will increase your sawing speed and accuracy when you need to make sharp corner cuts – and reduce your likelihood of breaking delicate saw blades.