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Stone Setting Tutorials on DVD?


#1

Hello!

I wondered if anyone can help me find a DVD, CD or Video on stone
setting? I’ve been looking but without success!

I would love to go on a course but they’re just a bit too expensive
at the moment.

I have done the basic stone setting at college and then an exchange
to Canada, OCAD for a few months (a few years ago now). I got so
involved in working with metal; gold, silver and I’m very interested
in PMC, that I desparately need a refresher course. I’m not
confident in setting even the basic stones myself at the moment. I
work on my own otherwise I would experiment and learn from my
mistakes but I also have a small gallery area adjacent to my
workshop, which doesn’t allow me the luxury or taking the time out
for experimenting!

I’d be grateful to hear from anyone!

Thank you!
Hazel
www.hazelpassmore.com


#2

Hello Hazel,

Have you checked out our tools catalog (Rio)? We have quite a few to
choose from. You may contact me off list and I’ll be happy to make
recommendations.

Sincerely,

Thackeray Taylor
Rio Grande Technical Sales and Support
800-545-6566 ex 13903
technical@tbg.riogrande.com


#3

Hazel, check out the Blaine Lewis Video selections. I have viewed a
couple of them and found them well produced, insightful and highly
educational, even for an old dog. http://www.newapproachschool.com
(usual disclaimer goes here)

Frank Goss


#4
I wondered if anyone can help me find a DVD, CD or Video on stone
setting? I've been looking but without success! 

There are some out there! Dan Woodard has a whole set, which are
more useful (IMHO) as reminders after a course than as stand-alone.
I say this because I bought them, and watched the one on
channel-setting, I think it was, and when I saw it, my response was
pretty much “You’ve gotta be kidding!” In fact, of course, what it
shows is no joke-- it is accurate-- but I guess the explanation just
wasn’t complete enough to be useful for me.

I can’t claim to hace a comprehensive knowledge of what is
available, but I believe your best bet is Blaine Lewis’ videos.
Unfortunately, they are quite expensive, but I would go so far as to
hazard that if you want to learn stone-setting from a video, this is
what you need to get.

–Noel


#5

Check out teh New Approcach School’s website. Blaine should have a
couple on there. I haven’t seen the princess setting video, but the
flush setting is great. A little bit expensive, but the insight and
tricks are awesome.


#6
Check out teh New Approcach School's website. Blaine should have a
couple on there. I haven't seen the princess setting video, but the
flush setting is great. A little bit expensive, but the insight and
tricks are awesome. 

“expensive” means what? more than you want to pay? State the price.
I bought Blaine Lewis’ video on bezel and flush setting. It’s the
best video I’ve seen. There’s lots of cr*ppy productions on the
market. So, please be more descriptive than expensive.


#7

So what does the word of “Crappy Productions” really mean? A better
description would be warranted. Is it a lack of “cosmetic” dealing
with the camera or a sustainable lack of a full description of
setting If you want "cosmetic and as well as uplifting"
details then it would nicer to buy a Hollywood type of CD or DVD. WE
are selling tool and bench !!!

“Brad Simon” has one type of Setting DVD on Bead Setting, very
descriptive and full of great details. His choice of format is not
the issue here, but if you can learn one thing from his video, then
any price he charges is well worth your investment. He has further
informative videos coming into the market this Summer. Do you know
how long it takes to make a single 16-minute video? I know for a
fact it took me over a month of assembly and production to issue my
CD on “Graver Shaping”. I made it solely for the tool preparation,
grinding and supplying important Safety features in
Grinding Gravers…

Gerry Lewy!