9780978482008

Compilation #1 for Jewelers by Charles Lewton-Brain (10 original papers on CD-ROM)

CD-ROM, compilation of ten papers by Charles Lewton-Brain
Compilation #1 for Jewelers by Charles Lewton-Brain (10 original papers on CD-ROM)
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Great information, great value!! This is a compilation of ten papers by Charles Lewton-Brain. They would cost over $100 if purchased separately. 1)Chasing Tools and Punches: Quickly making chasing tools for repousse work. 2)Draw Bench: Building a good draw bench. 3)Earring Posts: How to make earring posts for earrings. 4)Gold Fusion: Inlaying gold and silver into copper for patterned sheet for construction and enameling. 5)Preventing Fire Scale: Ways to avoid fire-scale when heating sterling silver. 6)Fold Forming: Original 1985/96 classic that introduced fold-forming. 7)Patinas: Describes patinations to create blues, greens, browns, blacks, grays and reddish tones on metals. 8)Shareware (1996): Wide-ranging, eclectic, suppliers, sources, technical info, patinas, stonesetting, tools, reviews, gemology and metalsmithing. 9)Small Tools For Jewelers: Nine fantastic bench tools to make life easier and working faster. 10)Introduction to Tube Setting for Gems: Introduces tools and methods for tube setting for jewelers. CHASING TOOLS Unexpected Sources for Chasing Tools and Punches This paper details ways of quickly finding and making punches and chasing tools for repousse work. Jewelers, silversmiths and others can use these special tricks and sources for getting punches and stamps. Odd Ebay categories and everyday hardware store tools can be used as chasing tools for jewelry making. Great Tips and ideas! This paper is an essential resource for anyone who is using chasing and repousse in their work. 9 pages.: Value: $5.00 DRAWBENCH Build Your Own Draw Bench Instructions by Charles Lewton-Brain Instructions and plans explain how to build a good draw bench for about thirty dollars from easily available materials. There are step by step instructions aand alternative methods of drawing are described.This draw bench is good for drawing wire and tube. Tube making is reviewed, and unexpected ways of using the drawbench, and drawplates revealed. 27 pages. Value: $15.50. EARRING POSTS Making Earring Posts for Jewelry by Hand- Lewton-Brain This paper shows how to effectively make earring posts for soldering onto earrings. Tricks to rapidly making posts are revealed, especially useful when making your own gold or silver earring posts. A production soldering tool for earring posts is described and tips on tweezers shared. 10 pages.: Value: $5.00 ENAMEL FUSION INLAY Gold Fusion Inlay Under Enamels by Charles Lewton-Brain This paper details how to inlay gold and other metals into copper to create patterned sheet to construct with and enamel over with transparent enamels. The step-by-step example shown uses a spiral iron binding wire to indent a thick copper slab. Gold is fused into the indentation and the excess removed. When rolled out this produces beautiful gold inlay to enamel over. The paper also details how to do paper die printing, a lovely addition to any metal surface. This technique was first publicised by Lewton-Brain in a chapter in Karen Cohen's book on enameling "The Art of Fine Enameling". 14 pages, B/W diagrams, color photographs. Value: $12.00 FIRESCALE Preventing and Avoiding Fire-scale when Jewelry Making- - Lewton-Brain This short paper describes ways to avoid the dreaded fire-scale, a hard to remove purplish discoloration or 'bloom' which occurs on sterling silver when it is heated. This information is important for jewelers and silversmiths, as firescale can be a serious problem on high polished work. Four pages. Value: $4.00 FOLDFORMING Forming Using Metal Characteristics: Fold Forming by Charles Lewton-Brain Fold forming is a system of sheet metal forming which emphasizes forming using the metals 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, anvil hammers, mallets, and rolling mills. The paper has a theoretical introduction and step-by-step recipes for quickly working she et metal. This is the classic text that started the fold-forming scene. Fold-forming is taught and practiced world-wide. 49 pages, over 70 B/W line drawings. $15.50. PATINAS Patinas for Small Studios by Charles Lewton-Brain Describes safer, easier patination methods for metals involving easily obtainable and even kitchen chemicals to produce blues, greens, browns, blacks, grays and reddish tones on metals. Cupric nitrate patination, which gives a wide ranges of controllable green, blue, black and brown color options on a number of metals, is extensively discussed. Paint types which emulate patinas are mentioned. Application methods and options for pattern and surface control are described. 34 pages. Value: $15.50 SHAREWARE Shareware by Charles Lewton-Brain (Original Paper: 1996) This wide-ranging, truly eclectic paper is chock full of suppliers, sources, technical information, patinas, stonesetting tips, bench tools, book reviews, gemology information and thoughts about metalsmithing. This book derived from a large handout for Lewton-Brain's workshops between 1984 and 1996, at which time it formed the core of Lewton-Brain's information published at the Ganoksin Project(ganoksin.com), which is what got the website going at the beginning. 176 pages. Lots of diagrams. This is the original unchanged 1996 version. It is all that content in one document. Value: $24.95 SMALL TOOLS Small Tools For Jewelers- Lewton-Brain This paper details how to make nine fantastic bench tools to make the jewelers life easier and working faster. Each is made from cheap materials, free or already at hand in the goldsmith's workshop. All are easy to make. Indispensible to an efficient shop each tool is a 'generic', that is it represents a whole class of tools the jeweler finds useful. Making the example gives you a model for other tools to create. 13 pages. Value: $5.00 TUBE SETTING Introduction to Tube Setting for Gems- - Lewton-Brain This paper introduces the tools and step by step method used for tube setting for jewelers. Tube setting is a simple, professional looking gem setting technique. When the tools are correct it can be a very fast stone setting method. Includes stonesetting tool descriptions and tidbits. 13 pages. Value: $5.00

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9780978482008