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Stone setting question (Holding pieces)

I use it for holding small difficult parts like earrings. You
can gently heat a piece so that it melts into the plexi surface a
bit or take two pieces of thicker plexi 3/32 or thicker and carve
a cavity to hold the item wioth just a slight gap between the
plexi pieces. Taping the back side to make a hinge is a
suggestion someone else made- now why didn’t I think of that?..
Rings I usually hold in a ring clamp, the die ball or the
Benchmate. A ring mandrel works well too- I’ve chased in some
stones and even used a small hammer directly on some stubborn

I imagine that skip can suggest some materials from his dental
tech background that could be used to make reusable holders.

Richard D. Hamilton

Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography


Come to think of it a dental acrylic product called Form-a-Try
might be just the ticket here. You could make it fit precisely
and put it in a vise (for rings that is). This is a great
product to have around for almost instant handles on anything, or
to repair a handle. I don’t have a clue as to why I didn’t
think of it. DUH!



                                  Skip Meister
                                NRA Endowment and