On 01-Jan-97, Richard O. Martin wrote aboutRe: Bezel blocks:
ROM> While we’re on the subject of making special settings, J. & R.
ROM> Mfg. in Salt Lake City used to offer what they called the
ROM> “Crowning Glory”: a soldering fixture and jig for fabricating 4
ROM> and 6-prong heads up to 16 mm. diameter for round, oval and – I
ROM> think – emerald cut faceted stones from 19-gauge wire. When I
ROM> saw the ad I didn’t need one; now that I need one I don’t see the
ROM> ad. Does anyone have a source for something similar? Or a set
ROM> of old J & R jigs for sale? Maybe John down in New Zealand can
ROM> bang a few out in his shop since he likes to make tools.
Sorry Rick, I’m not that good - I have never really mastered
the art of making really good wire/claw settings: when I have yet
another go at them I mostly make items for my sterling scrap box
before I get anything I can honestly use and be proud of. I still
have an awful lot to learn! And always will.
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