Gotcha on the videos. thanks for putting those together in the first
I would love a full length video/dvd that focuses on Pave. From the
beginning, all the way to the end. From tools needed, graver prep
and polish, stone spacing & drilling holes correctly, etc.
As for tutorial instruction, if you were to travel down to Saint
Louis here in Missouri, I would recommend maybe trying to set up
something with our local school called Craft Alliance. They often
have visiting instructors who offer a weekend or day class on the
subject they’d like to teach. Perhaps you just do one on one, not
sure. Craft Alliance has instructors that teach a range of "crafts."
They have two locations in the city with shops dedicated to
metalsmithing. They are fortunate to have a few full-time local
instructors who are strong in the art of metalsmithing. I have taken
a number of classes there. The art of stone setting, especially the
technical aspects of pave, is something I haven’t seen come through
there. Anyways, check out their website. Craft Alliance They are
professional and “we are not talking about gluing cotton balls on
paper plates here” kind of training.
If you came down, I’d take your class if it were on the weekend.
Right now, I think learning through a DVD would be the best as funds
and time is a critical factor.
In your videos, when you say 4/0 emery paper. is their a way to
translate that to # of grit? 600 grit? 800 grit? Most of the suppliers
I use only sell the paper in grit and not 4/0, 3/0 etc.