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Still setting?


#1

Dear all on Orchid!

Even at my very youthful age of 68+ I’m still doing setting, but
enjoying it more! Just had a phone call from my client, “…Gerry, I
need some setting to be done are ya able to do it?” Without even
pausing for a moment, I answered “yes, of course!”

No matter the age of this setter, if you have a much needed
skill…there is always a time when the “hands, eyes, mind” work
together and produce items of immense joy to the end receiver.
Retirement? Still can’t find that word in my little home dictionary.
Hope I never do! Another thing I relish, is to pass on to my ‘up and
coming’ students is the skill of Stone Setting.

I never turn down to need to instruct and help a novice jeweller the
"Art of Stone Setting".

As I live in the “Greater Toronto Area”, I am always anxious to
answer the call of duty and teach anyone who wants to learn this
skill. “What greater gift of those is to teach another, so they in
turn, can feed themselves”. Merry Christmas to all and have a Happy
Channukah…

Gerry!


#2

My sentiments entirely Gerry. I’m the same age as you and have
retired twice. Retiring “I’m setting up a new business” and getting
very excited about!

Merry Christmas!
Hamish


#3
"What greater gift of those is to teach another, so they in turn,
can feed themselves". 

Gerry is this your original quote? It is my “motto” - I love it!
Merry Christmas

Rose Marie Christison


#4
"What greater gift of those is to teach another, so they in turn,
can feed themselves". " 

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish
and you feed him for a lifetime…”

and he will become your competition, under cut your prices, and put
you out of business.

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co.


#5

Not my opinion, I come from Bologna in Italy and in my region hand
engraving is Been a lost art for 10 years, since the last engraver
we had died alone and without apprentices… He didn’t want
competition and the only thing he accomplished is helping crappy
pantograph engraving to bloom


#6
What greater gift of those is to teach another, so they in turn,
can feed themselves". 
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish
and you feed him for a lifetime....

OOPS, Wise One Richard…I may have to change my motto!
Competition, etc., yes, not so smart.

RM Christison