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PRACTICAL JEWELLERY WORK AND SILVERSMITHING

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This app includes: The basic tools and equipment used by Jewellers, Soldering Techniques and Solders, Engraving, Texturing, Repousse, Etching, Planishing, Enamelling and Inlaying of Materials.  

JEWELLERY AND SILVERSMITHING -1

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This app includes: Pewter casting (various methods), lost wax casting including silicon rubber moulds, cuttlefish bone casting, casting with charcoal blocks, tufa stone casting and delft casting.  

JEWELLERY AND SILVERSMITHING -2

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This app includes: Jeweller's draw plates, twisting decorative wire, forming rings and chain, using a former to form rings / chains, cleaning and polishing.  

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KNOWLEDGE MAPS FOR JEWELLERY
 
Enamelling - Processes and Techniques (PDF version)
Enamelling - Processes and Techniques (PowerPoint version)
 
BASIC EQUIPMENT
 
The Bow Drill and Pendant Drill
The Pin Vice
Pliers for Jewellery Work
The Jeweller's Triblet
The Jewellery Rolling Mill
Doming Block and Punches
The Jewellers Piercing saw
Needle Files
Tinman's Snips
Light Duty Bench Shears
Forming Curved Surfaces with a Ball Pein Hammer
Folding Bars
Manually Operated Sheet Metal Folding Machine
Jeweller's Swage Block
 
JEWELLER'S TORCH AND SOLDERING
 
The Jeweller's Torch
Cleaning Nonferrous Metal after Heating / Annealing
Hard / Silver Soldering
Hard / Silver Soldering - Alternative Procedure (Pallions)
 
ENGRAVING AND TEXTURING
 
Engraving with Gravers
Texturing a Surface
Using Punches to Texture and Pattern
Planishing
Repoussé
Texturing Hammers
Specialist Hammers - Repousse Hammer, Blocking Hammer and Planishing Hammer
Specialist Hammers - Raising Hammer, Collet Hammer and Creasing Hammer
 
Electroplating
The Polishing (Buffing) Machine
 
ENAMELLING
 
Enamelling
Preparing Metal for Enamelling
How to Fire Enamel
Counter Enamelling
Plique-à-jour
Champlevé
Basse-Taille and Grisaille
Cloisonné and Limoges / Painted Enamel
 
INLAYING MATERIALS
 
Inlaying Metal Strips and Wire
Inlaying Metal Sheets
 
ETCHNG
 
The Etching Process - Traditional Method
Etching using a Vinyl Cutter and a PCB Etchant Tank
 
WORKING WITH WIRE
Jeweller's Draw Plates
Twisting Decorative Wire
Forming Rings and Making Simple Chain
Using a Former to Produce Chain Links
 
CLEANING AND POLISHING JEWELLERY COMPONENTS / PARTS
Buff Sticks
Polishing Sticks and Polishing by Hand
Pendant Drills /Multi-tools and Polishing
 
PEWTER CASTING - 1
 
1. Pewter Casting -1
2. Pewter Casting - 2
3. Pewter Casting - Safety
4. Pewter Casting - Question Sheet-1
5. Pewter Casting - Question Sheet - 2
 
PEWTER CASTING - 2
 
6. Pewter, Small Scale Casting Project - Part 1
7. Pewter, Small Scale Casting Project - Part - 2
8. Pewter, Small Scale Casting Project - Part - 3
9. Pewter, Small Scale Casting Project - 4
10. Pewter, Small Scale Casting Project - 5
 
PDF FILE - Small Scale Casting - Pewter - Sequence Drawing Worksheet
PowerPoint Version - Small Scale Casting - Pewter - Sequence Drawing Worksheet
 
11. MDF Moulds and Pewter Casting - Small Scale Casting - 1
12. MDF Moulds and Pewter Casting - Small Scale - 2
13. MDF Mould Design and Worksheet
 
LOST WAX / INVESTMENT CASTING
 
1. Lost Wax Investment Casting - Preparing the Investment Mixture
2. Preparing the Flask and Casting
3. Using Silicone Rubber for Lost Wax Casting
 
CUTTLEBONE / CUTTLEFISH CASTING
 
What is Cuttlefish Bone AND Initial Preparation of the Mould
Carving the Cuttlefish Bone Mould and Pouring the Metal
 
USING CHARCOAL BLOCKS, TUFFA STONE, DELFT CLAY CASTING
 
Casting and Soldering with Charcoal Blocks
Preparing Tuffa Stone and Casting
Delft Clay Casting
 
 
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