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Jim, its a deal :-0


#1

I don’t know how to quote Jim’s last message where he offers to teach me
computers and I teach him goldsmithing… but it sure sounds good to me
Rick


#2

In a message dated 96-09-16 21:21:48 EDT, you write:

I don’t know how to quote Jim’s last message where he offers to teach me
computers and I teach him goldsmithing… but it sure sounds good to me
Rick

ME, TOO!

Candy


#3

Tis that my interest is with goldsmithing, my slave master is with computers!
Just recently with PC’s as apposed to ‘da big iron’. Would be happy to
answer questions if I could help. But the internet is new to me as well. .
. current my skill level is attempting to learn the(a) language(s) to write
pages in/with or homepages as they are better known… . have some experience
with PC hardware as to; install, purchase, ‘playing around’, software, etc.

But leave us not forget…Dis is a jewellers forum … not a PC, Pgmr.
…,…,…forum. However, would like to hear of people who are using PCs to
accpmplish; design, design-to-wax transfer, whatever . . to me (as I hope
to many others) would be very interesting to hear about or to experiment with…
Jim

At 01:00 AM 9/17/96 +0000, you wrote:


#4

Jim Chambers mentioned (among other things) using PCs for designing
jewelry. Our in-house designer here at Maxon’s is also interested in this
subject. Any contributions anyone wants to make on this thread will be
read with interest. I myself have experimented a little bit with a
shareware program called ProtoCAD, but my hardware at home isn’t nearly
powerful enough to really use it properly.

Joel Kahn <@Joel_Kahn>
Comptroller for Maxon’s Jewelers
Diamond Merchants & Estate Jewelers
Authorized Dealer for Rolex & Tag Heuer
2622 S Glenstone, Springfield Missouri 65804 USA
Voice: 417-887-1800 or 417-887-1809
Fax: 417-887-3422


#5

At 05:25 9/18/96 -0500, you wrote:


#6

Jim Chambers mentioned (among other things) using PCs for designing
jewelry. Our in-house designer here at Maxon’s is also interested in this
subject. Any contributions anyone wants to make on this thread will be
read with interest.

Last year I took a couple of semesters of AutoCAD. There is a non upgradable
version available for students for about $250. Very powerful software but
there is a price to pay in the learning curve.

http://www.knight-hub.com/manmtndense/bhh3.htm
e-mail: @Bruce_Holmgrain
snail mail: POB 7072, McLean, VA 22106-7972, U.S.A.


#7

I would be morw than interested to learn more.

Sally Tyler
International Jewellery Designer
http://www.gemnet.co.uk/styler

Joel Kahn wrote:


#8

AutoCAD for this sitution is over-kill!
I’m going after ProtoCAD as Joel suggested.
Jim

At 12:38 AM 9/19/96 -0400, you wrote:


#9

Hi Joel and all,

I’ve been offline for the last few weeks, and am playing catchup, thus
the delay…

I do cad/cam jewelry for a living, as well as the usual high-end
gemstone jewelry. Any particular questions anyone might have I can try
to answer. I use Cadkey for designing, as well as CorelDraw for fast
freeform design creation, which I import into Cadkey to bring into the
third dimension. I write my toolpaths in Cutting Edge, but am
considering getting ArtCam when I can afford it. I did quite a bit of
photopolymer work (2-d only) and got out of it because the photopolymers
are so time consuming to cast and clean up. If you want to cast with
photopolymers, or are having problems, ask and I will tell you how to do
it successfully.

Looking forward to continuing this thread.

Jeffrey Everett

Handmade 18K and platinum gemstone jewelry. Fine die
and mold engraving. Diamond setting. Class rings/pins.
25 years experience in the jewelry trade. 515-472-9830

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