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Unexpected Sources for Chasing Tools and Punches By Charles Lewton-Brain
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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... More > stamps. Odd Ebay categories and everyday hardware store tools can be used as chasing tools for jewelry making. Great Tips and ideas! This article is an enlarged version with new images of a free article at the Ganoksin Project. Go to http://brainpress.com/Ganoksin.html#Articles to see other similar free articles by Lewton-Brain. 9 pages.< Less
Making Earring Posts for Jewelry by Hand By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This paper shows how to effectively make earring posts for soldering onto earrings. Tricks for rapidly making posts are revealed, especially useful when making your own gold or silver earring posts.... More > A production soldering tool for earring posts is described and tips on tweezers shared. This article is a new expanded version with images of a free article at the Ganoksin Project. Go to http://brainpress.com to see other free articles. 10 pages.< Less
Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This Classic book is a loose, eclectic collection of short cuts, bench tricks and alternative equipment options for goldsmiths. Cheap tool making, conversions and unexpected sources for tools are all... More > described. Sections include shop machines, tools, setting tools, soldering and more. Will save you hundreds of dollars in the jewelry studio. Lots of line drawings, lists and reviews of sources round out the book. A good table of contents and index make finding information easy. This was the first bench tricks book published in English in 40 years and led the interest in Bench Tricks in the jewelry/metals field. 80 pages. 82 line drawings. $34.95< Less
River Trip By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This book documents a significant Lewton-Brain project, "River Trip", an exhibition first shown at INFLUX gallery in Calgary. It represents key works from more than a years work in the Cage... More > Series, works made with the trademark copper and gold electroforming that marks Lewton-Brains work since 2000.< Less
Build Your Own DrawBench for Jewelry Making By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This paper has complete directions and plans that explain how to build a good draw bench for about thirty dollars from easily available materials. There are step by step instructions. Alternative... More > methods and approaches to drawing are described. This draw bench is excellent for making wire and tube. It is easy to build and use. Has directions for tube making and related tools. 27 pages.< Less
Small Tools For Jewelers By Charles Lewton-Brain
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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.... More > 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 kinds of tools to create. This article is an enlarged version with new images of a free article at the Ganoksin Project. Go to http://brainpress.com/Ganoksin.html#Articles to see other similar free articles by Lewton-Brain. 13 pages.< Less
Depletion Gilding By Charles Lewton-Brain
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A historical and technical introduction to gold surface enrichment. This academic paper describes the approaches that goldsmiths have used historically in various cultures to remove base metals from... More > gold alloys for refining or "coloring the gold": depletion gilding. There is an extensive listing of recipes from numerous historical and contemporary sources to foster contrast and comparison and deepen readers understanding of the subject. It is intended for information only and is not a "how to" for depletion gilding. Many of the procedures described are hazardous and not to be done without a chemical fume hood and similar stringent precautions. 40 pages.< Less
Introduction to Tube Setting for Gems By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This paper introduces the tools and step by step method used for tubes setting for jewelers. Tube setting is a simple, professional looking gem setting technique. When the tools are correct it can be... More > a very fast stone setting method. Includes stonesetting tool descriptions and tidbits. This article is an enlarged version with new images of a free article at the Ganoksin Project. Go to http://brainpress.com/Ganoksin.html#Articles to see other similar free articles by Lewton-Brain. 13 pages.< Less
Small Scale Photography: How to Take Great Shots of Your Work By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This text gives excellent lessons on how to set up a home or studio photo booth to take professional-quality photographs and images of your jewelry or small objects such as ceramics, glass, fossils... More > and so on. Taking your own quality images saves money and time. The system (not counting the cost of camera and tripod) costs less than $70.00 to set up. How to build a drop shadow photo booth,lighting, miniature spotlighting, composition, backgrounds, surface understanding and image creation are covered. PR techniques are taught and sources are listed. The ideas shared in this set can save you hundreds of dollars in professional photographic fees and time. While written in 1997 and discusses film use all the studio set up and image making information is good for digital images. 90 pages, lots of clear diagrams and drawings. ISNB 0-9698510-2-2< Less
River Trip By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This book documents a significant Lewton-Brain project, "River Trip", an exhibition first shown at INFLUX gallery in Calgary. It represents key works from more than a years work in the Cage... More > Series, works made with the trademark copper and gold electroforming that marks Lewton-Brains work since 2000.< Less