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[New Book] Adventures at the Bench

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
Jewelry Arts

“Adventures at the Bench is a must read, and an essential reference
for anyone working on jewelry.” - Bench Magazine

Get your own copy from MJSA email Shawna Kulpa at

My review of the new book “Adventures at the Bench: Tricks to
Overcome a Jeweler’s Daily Challenges” by Jurgen Maerz will be in
our September 07 issue.

What some other reviewers may have failed to mention is that this
book is full of wise and hilarious antidotes from Jurgen’ s
journeyman-days at the bench.

Sure it’s an essential technical reference, but it’s also
delightfully fun to read.

Nanz Aalund
Associate Editor / Art Jewelry magazine
21027 Crossroads Circle / Waukesha WI 53187-1612
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