Favorite Tools

James I would appreciate a copy of the document and I have Word.
Just send to this email address 

Rather than burden email servers with attachments, anyone with MS
Word on their computer should be able to point their browser at the
link below. After clicking on the link, a requester box will appear
and ask if you want to open or save the document. Then you may save
it to a folder on your computer, or open it and then save it.

If you don’t have MS Word, save it to a folder. Navigate to the
folder with My Computer or Windows Explorer and right-click on the
file. Then highlight “Open with…” and select WordPad. It will open,
but formatting will be lost. No matter, you will still be able to
read the article. The link again is:


Best to all,
James S. Duncan, G.G.
James in SoFL

Here is a PDF format file of the above



Well-- I guess if I had to choose a favorite…it would most likely
be my"All You Need" flat lap with the grungy old diamond wheel. I
use it for inlay, filing and some stone cutting… I would never do
so much inlay without it…(and am trying to do less inlay these days
anyhow–so annoyed with teeny chips) I rarely use a file for
anything convex anymore…just bring it over to old Mr. Flatlap.

Now that I chose my favorite I hope my other tools don’t get jealous
and stage a revolt!

Maureen BZ

Judy in Kansas wrote in lately about her favorite tool being a plier
which is half flat, half needle nose round. Stuller has this tool,
made in Germany, and costing about fifteen dollars.

Ron Mills, Mills Gem Co.Los Osos, Ca.