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Stone setting videos


#1

Hi,

I was wondering if anybody knows if the stone setting videos are
any good, and if so, which are the good ones. I’m interrested
expressly in flush setting, pave’, and channel setting.
Everything I have done so far I have had to fathom out myself
and my brain cells are getting tired:). I’ve read about it but
watching is something that might short circuit the learning
curve 'cause I ain’t gonna live long enough to make enough
mistakes to learn what I want to learn from that kind of
experience!

Thanks,

Skip
Skip Meister
NRA Endowment and
Instructor
@Skip_Meister
04/29/9701:03:50


#2
I was wondering if anybody knows if the stone setting videos are
any good, and if so, which are the good ones. >>

I’ve found that JR Woodings tapes , I think he has five now, are
excellent. It gives you step by step instructions on each type
of setting; tools needed, preparing seats, etc. The pave
setting tapes even show how to prepare gravers; sharpening,
installing into handles, shortening, prevention of overheating
while grinding, etc. In conjunction with his books, its about
the best next to having an actual ‘setter’ telling and showing
you what to do. By the way, there is no substitute for the
latter.

hope this helps.\
regards, waterphoto Allan Freilich


#3

Hi Skip,

I just got this stone setting video by ‘Paul Schweitzer’ from
the “The Paul Schweitzer School for Professional Jeweler”. It’s
simply called ‘setting’ and I think it’s too basic for your
needs, but on the tape they mention a ‘package of tapes’. They
don’t exactly say what topics the package covers, but I think
it’s worth getting in touch with them! I, personally, am just
begining in stone setting but I found Paul very clear, honest
and objective in his explanations, really teaching you the
’tricks-of-trade".

Unfortunately they do not mention any phone number but here is
their address:

The Paul Scweitzer School 
for the Professional Jeweler
P.O. Box 13191
North Palm Beach,
Florida 33408

I hope you find what you need! Good luck!

				Eddie

Oh, please, give me some feedback on your findings and
impressions. I’m interested in the subject too.


#4

Skip,

I have seen the channel setting video, if it’s the one I think
you’re referring to, and it was very good. I think one needs to
have at least some bench experience before using it, since it
assumes the viewer is proficient with the flex shaft and the
millions of burrs that we use with it, as well as gravers. The
one that teaches how to set fancy cut diamonds is very good as
well. Wendy Newman @Wendy_Newman


#5

The Wooding videos were used as a class tool by my stone-setting
teacher, at Highline College in Seattle, George Bennett. They
are pretty good but you should read his books for further info
and to cement the ideas in your mind. It also helps to have
someone that you can ask questions of because sometimes a little
discussion goes a long way to clear up some of the techniques.

Stella Samson


#6
The Wooding videos were used as a class tool by my stone-setting
teacher, at Highline College in Seattle, George Bennett. 

Hi Stella

Is George still teaching there? I wish he would sign on, but I
think he avoids computers like the plague. I was on the advisory
board there for a couple of years, and did some substitute
teaching when Helen was on vacation, but have moved to the
midwest.

Jeffrey Everett


#7

BTW, Ray Gabriel, the guy that sells all the tounges and bullets
in onyx, etc, has these stone setting videos to rent for like 5
bucks each a week- that’s where I saw them. His address is
always in Lapidary Journal and Ornament mag. Anne Stickney


#8

The address for Ray Gabriel is :

1469 Rosena Ave.
Madison Ohio 44057
pH 1 800 359 5166 OR ray@OURGALLERY.COM

Ask for catalog. He has a package deal on the video rentals.
Seems like a “good guy”.

bOB b