Adventures at the Bench: Tricks to Overcome a Jeweler's Daily
Challenges by Jurgen J. Maerz
Renowned platinumsmith Jurgen J. Maerz offers his best bench
tricks-from innovative uses for clothespins and table salt to
ingenious homemade tools-and relates lessons learned from his
earliest days as an apprentice. He also provides illustrated
step-by-step guides on everything from the basics of fabricating
platinum sheet, alloy, and chain to using the jeweler's newest best
friend, the laser. Based on his popular column in MJSA Journal.
Prime Sponsor: Johnson Matthey New York.
Price: $34.95; MJSA member price: $29.50.
"This book is full of clever tips, shortcuts, and homemade tools
Read through this book, and see if you aren't amazed at the
it holds." - Alan Revere, founder Revere Academy of
"Adventures at the Bench is a must read, and an essential reference
for anyone working on jewelry." - Bench Magazine
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