I am wondering if anyone out there can lead me in the right direction or
maybee help me themselves. You see I have been looking to improve my
bead setting-flat plate skills. Does anybody out there have any suggestions.?
I should tell you that I actually do pave' and flat plate quite well but
is always room for improvement anywhere as far as i am concerned. What i am
looking to do is maybee sit down with someone for a couple of days and get
some pointers on how to improve.... So with that said I am sure someone will
have an idea... You guys/gals always do.... Thanks alot.....
Hi Mark, the setting books listed at 'tips for the jewelers bench' by
Robert Wooding are the best thing going in English, he also gives one on
one tutorials ate 500.00 a week (pretty cheap for what you get. I like 'The
setting of Gemstones' by Walter Zeiss (my teacher) which is available in
English and German. The English is supposed to be a little rocky on the
translation but the drawings are ok. GRS company has some good videotapes
on setting (some boring bits) but great super close ups of engraving
GRS, Glendo Corp., P.O. Box 1153, Emporia, Kansas 66801, (316-343-1084):
Heavy duty beautifully made tools designed for the professional goldsmith:
Benchmate/inside ring clamp and more. I highly recommend the Benchmate
Robert Wooding, Dry Ridge Co, PO Box 18814, Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018, USA:
Good stonesetting books meant for the professional with lot of pictures. An
order of ten books gets a great discount. The best in English
at this point in time.
Box 1624, Ste M
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7