Dear Jocylin and all on Orchidland…!
Here is my version of the needed burs I constantly use, sit back and
read. Round Burs ! Used for basically everything, such as preparing
an exact opening for Melee’s for bead setting! I also grind off half
of the larger round burs as to this shape>>> )=== and grind and
make a seat in the bezel for the Cabochon stone.
Bud burs ! I use these as a mini-file. Inside of baguette boxes. As
well as initiating a 156C H.S.steel bearing cut for RBC stones!
I will also use this shape of bur, for setting larger diamonds, if
the “girdle” is thick. I will then use a #005>#006 to facilitate the
thick girdle inside of the bearing cut/groove! It works nicely and
makes a great little tool for you!
Cup Burs ! For rounding off of claws of ANY size! I use this also
for small “Gypsy” settings and a large cup bur will finish off the
top of the setting evenly, all around. Why use a large file if the
Cup burs work just as fast!
Hart shape bur a.k.a.“156-C” preparing a seat for small diamonds!
Also used in seats for Gypsy Setting. I also use these great little
labour saving devices in making a seat for “side-by-side” bead
setting of stones. I use this method in allowing stones to be set at
THE SAME LEVEL. A little groove is made inside of the opening and
allowing the stone to site flat, straight, and at the same level …it
works like a…“gem”
High Speed Steel-90degree angle, I use these also as a “file”, for
the Pavilion of diamond to sit against in the metal claw. I use many
sizes of these burs. They do not have the tendency to burn as fast of
the regular steel burs being sold. I prefer to use the 90 deg angle
instead of the 70 angle. The 70 degree angle burs are too shallow and
do not have the same shape as a properly cut diamond/stone.
Remember, is not the variety of burs to make your job easier, it is
making a better use of those burs that you have on hand. One word…
“MODIFY”…“Gerry, the Cyber-Setter!”