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#1

Gerry, Can you tell me how I may subscribe to Bench Magazine? You
referred to it recently saying you had written an article about
flush setting. I am getting so tired of my same old magazines and
wish for something more specific to bench work instead of “cutting
stones and making glass beads”. I may do those things someday and I
will save the mags just in case. Patty Rios, Springfield, MO.


#2
 Can you tell me how I may subscribe to Bench Magazine? 

Bench magazine, simply called Bench, is avaiable to one and all by
emailing a request to Brad Simon at bench@bwsimon.com I advise all
to get it! It has tips and articles I’ve found no where else. Thomas
Blair


#3

BENCH Magazine is a quarterly publication, it is Written BY Jewelers
FOR Jewelers. It is FREE to jewelers in the US and Canada, and $40
US for oversea shipping. To Subscribe go to: http://bwsimon.com/ and
click on the link to BENCH Magazine. Brad Simon CMBJ Editor/Publisher


#4

Another alternative is Professional Jeweler. There are some good
bench articles there on line with super illustrations. I don’t
recall one specifically on flush setting. Unfortunately, I do
believe you must register to enter the archives.

The Bench Magazine came to my place of work, apparently from a
mailing list. The article on flush setting was one approach to the
job. My technique is different. I suspect with the many bench workers
in Orchid membership, you might find some other approaches. If you
like, sometime after the Christmas season with a “reminder to me”, I
will send some simple pencil sketches and how-to’s on the method I
personally prefer. Blessing and Peace to all.

Thomas
@Sp.T


#5
    Another alternative is Professional Jeweler.  There are some
good bench articles there on line with super illustrations.  I
don't recall one specifically on flush setting.  Unfortunately, I
do believe you must register to enter the archives. 

Go to www.professionaljewler.com Log on the archives on the green
bar. You don’t have to register. Then go to JA Certification Study
Sessions Archives. Then go to the bottom of the next screen and log
onto JA Bench Jeweler Certification. This will get you to a huge menu
of all kinds of well-written and illustrated lessons. There may be a
difference of opinion of the best ways to do certain tasks, but these
lessons will be a good starting point.

Enjoy!
Donna


#6

Patty, and all!
Unfortunately this great magazine has stopped printing many years ago. I sent Seth all of the copies that I had as I had the only “full collection” of them. When these went into print I became an author to many of the trade magazines in Canada & the USA. Now I’m doing the same for our Ganoksin, all of my newer essays will made also available here on Orchid…(if you see a duplicate of a downloading, sorry my fingers were a tad cold…:>)


#7

Hi Gerry - No need to post any Bench articles here :slight_smile: The archive is hosted on the main Ganoksin website - we digitized the contents over many years, at great cost, with Brad’s permission of course, and made them freely available to the public.

Folks can just head over to Ganoksin.com and search away!

As I mentioned in a previous thread, this type of activity is enabled and subsidized by your membership dollars!


#8

As for the “full collection” – @Hanuman had acquired most all of it over many years, and digitized much of it. Gerry and several other generous contributors filled in some gaps for the free Ganoksin library, and our staff digitized it so that the contributions of folks like Gerry are available for FREE to all of the world’s jewelers. Very cool what Brad started, what Hanuman continued, and the torch that we are seeking to carry forward!


#9

I don’t believe I ever threw one of these out, but they are in storage with my nearly complete set of Lapidary journals. When I have more space I’ll dig them out again, great stuff! Glad they are on this site!

Ben


#10

Seth - could you point us to the archive? I’m probably not searching correctly but am only finding specific bench tips articles - would be great to access/browse the full magazines… Thanks!


#11

We don’t publish the magazines themselves… the content in them is in the archives, categorized, and searchable.