I have a question of purchase price levels for schools. I have been taking
an ongoing Jewelry class for several years now at a local Community
The Instructor is currently the head of the Art Department. There is a
great need to upgrade much of the equipment in the workshop. The budget is
limited and we need to get the most possible for the money.
Can anyone suggest manufacturers that do offer school discounts? Currently
we want to upgrade an old Highland Park Arbor to diamond cutting blade and
wheels. The Instructor is more into metal work than lapidary and the job
has fallen to another student and myself. For expediency Rio Grand’s
wonderful catalogs have been used to order. I know that the service is
excellent, but we need to bring the overall cost down.
To not muddle things up we would pay state tax where applicable. The
catalog selection is limited to Rio and S’west, and some vintage others.
Today we attempted to change the torch heads, three licks of flame out of
one head was too much to handle. We were only able to swap out large size
heads. these are natural gas torches and we had a couple of Veriflo N-?'s
only, they are too big for small work with new students. the gent that has
been ordering cannot find Veriflo Corporation anywhere. The torch tip box
says Richmond, Ca. We need type 13400120 size N-2 or N-1 whichever is the
smaller. He cannot find it in any catalog on hand. Can anyone help us
During the same time period in this room are Jewelry 1, 2, 3, Enameling,
casting, and a whole bunch of us on “Special Projects.” That is the
category we come under after having completed all the others enabling us to
continue attending class.
For any manufacturers online that may like to send their Catalog, address
Anthony Lugo, Chairman Art Department Palomar College 1140 West Mission Road San Marcos, Ca. 92069-1487
If you can offer a discount to us, please advise me directly and I will
take the to class. I attend Tuesday and Thursday. We are
interested in anything of value to the above classes including Silver,
Tools, Casting supplies, Molds, etc. Everything in that room is ancient.
Thank you very much,