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#1

I was
wondering if anyone could give me on the book
Jewelry Concepts and Technology, by Oppi Untracht. Is it worth
the investment?

The investment is right! It is an old enough book to be in most
libraries, so check it out first. It has a lot of goodies like
tables comparing sawblade size, drill size, and wire and sheet
gauge. These tables have multiple units in them so you can
compare different measure systems, too, something I’ve found so
valuable that I xeroxed the pages and hang them over the bench
for quick reference.

The book is so comprehensive that it makes a great reference
generally over the years, as your needs change. I’ve used it
since I was 16. I don’t think you’d regret the bucks even if it
collects dust now and again-- you’ll come back to it. But
definitely not a “how-to” sort of book, if that is what you
really need.

-ieva swanson


#2

I was
wondering if anyone could give me on the book
Jewelry Concepts and Technology, by Oppi Untracht. Is it worth
the investment?

I have Oppi’s book also and although it is a great book, its not
up to date and I think its somewhat criminal that they’re selling
a 15 year old book for 100 bucks, I think its time Oppi updated
this book. Personally the book is a rip off for the money but
unfortunately IS an awesome book that should be in your library.
Dave

Art Jewelry for Conscious People
http://www.opendoor.com/stephensdesign/crystalguy.html


#3

I have Oppi’s book also and although it is a great book, its not
up to date and I think its somewhat criminal that they’re selling
a 15 year old book for 100 bucks,

Whoa! Where are you buying your books??? Rio’s got it for $69
and I usually think of them as expensive, bet you could get it
for less elsewhere.

-ieva swanson


#4

One more note, just checked Amazon.com and they have Jewelry
Concepts and Technology for $87.50.

Mary