Back to basics

Well today we went all the way back to the beginning! We made sanding sticks by wrapping sandpaper around paint sticks. These are very useful tools, I have them in my studio, I use them more on gold pieces than silver. We also modified our bench pins. There was pretty specific measurements to follow and a lot of layout. It was kind of fun doing a bit of warmup stuff before we get onto it. Tomorrow we put safety edges on a few files. A safety edge prevents abraiding the gemstone while you clean up prongs. I’ll take a couple pics, I forgot to today. 

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6 thoughts on “Back to basics

  1. Great – we can learn while you earn your degree – lol. I’d like to know what the specifications for a bench pin are. Sounds like you will busy doing something everyday – so you won’t be bored.

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