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#1

Thanks John for the tip. I called Blain and spoke with him about
the workshop. I will not be able to attend, but he spoke of a new
program he had in the works that I was very interested in. I have a
book from the Revere Academy (pro goldsmithing) and enjoyed it very
much. Do they have any books concerning stone setting? If so let
me know. Thanks again. gm


#2

Aloha Greg, You may want to find(and well worth it),"Setting of
Gemstones"by Walter Zeiss,published by Ruhle-Diebener-Verlag,D-7000
Stuttgart-70 Germany(book available in english) or you could start
with,Robert R. Woodings series of books.There are a few others out
there,but not many. Regards, Christian Grunewald Hawaii


#3

Dear Greg. I think that a good introduction to stone setting is
Robert Wooding’s books on dia setting. I think they are listed
in the Orchid Bibliography. I recall the titles being; “Diamond
Setting; The Professional Approach”; “Bead Setting Diamonds with
Pave Applications”; and “Channel Setting Diamonds”. These books
are avialable from any major supplier (Like Gesswein or Rio or
Swest)for about $30 each. I remember hearing that you can get them
directly from the publisher for slightly less. Without entering my
very own Treatise on setting, I will add Three quick words of
advice; Never cut more than halfway into a prong; Try to match the
profile of the Bur to the profile of the Stone you’re setting
(thats why there are different shapes available); and finally,
Take your time with setting!- Frequently check that stone sits
level in the mounting and that thenotches in the prongs are going
to fit snugly up to the stone. Good Luck, Eben Lenz


#4
   I have a book from the Revere Academy (pro goldsmithing) and
enjoyed i t very much. Do they have any books concerning stone
setting?

I don’t know what Revere has,but Rio Grande lists 3 books on stone
settin g by Robert R. Wooding. They also list 6 videos on stone
setting by the sam e author. I’ve not seen the books, but saw one
of the videos used as a program a a lapidary club meeting some time
ago. As I remember the video was quite good, but it was some time
ago & I wasn’t looking at it from th e point of trying to learn
stone setting.

I believe these books & videos are available from other sources as
well. I’ve seen them advertised in Lapidary Journal & the GIA
Bookstore, Amozon

may also have them.

HTH

Dave


#5

His url is http://www.weshop.com/gabriel/video.html . He also rents the
Revere videos.

Karen
karen@carvedbyramsey.com


#6

http://www.weshop.com/Gabriel/index.html Ray Gabriel rents most of
the tapes from Robert R. Wooding. The cost is very moderate. Steve
D. Baltimore


#7
    http://www.weshop.com/Gabriel/index.html Ray Gabriel rents
most of the tapes from Robert R. Wooding. The cost is very
moderate.        Steve D. Baltimore

Address has changes slightly…
http://www.xmission.com/~arts/gabriel/video.html

Lester…
Austin, TX