Frank Goss, et al!
If you turn to page 13 of the Spring 2006 issue, you'll see my
article on "Flat Top Solitaire Settings". If you don't get this GREAT
magazine, you won't read how I did this process. All of these
pictures were taken during the actual setting process while setting
and never gathered from other sources. In fact, I lean very heavily
on using a Bud bur for the initial grooving or "breaking the surface"
BEFORE using the 156C bur, or bearing cutter. If you went to the
"Bench" conference I was handing out this very same article to those
who were at my 4 seminars. "If you didn't go, you didn't get it,
Just to let you all know how taxing it was to write this article,
thinking out the many steps of describing setting a stone this was a
4-hour writing experience. I then needed a day to recover. To set a
stone is easy, but to describe each and every step has lots more
"brain work" than just writing simple emails...:>)
On page 15 for instance, I was supporting the ring clamp on a out of
wooden box against my bench peg. Then holding the
pumice wheel in the chuck with my right hand and then holding the camera
with my left hand. Easy, eh? Don't ask? Thank goodness I'm ambidextrous
able to do three things at once!
BTW, "Bench" has a 'proof reader' to translate Canadian terminology to
the American vernacular. Such as "Claws" to Prongs and "Jewellery" to
jewelry and "Neighbour" to neighbor, etc's. Also I enjoy being able to
and being able to help others..Gerry Lewy!