Greetings, all. I’m getting started goldsmithing using Alan Revere’s
book and video series. In the third volume, Mr. Revere has a couple
of tools I’m unable to find in any of the supply houses I’ve checked,
including Gesswein, Rio Grande, and others. The first tool is a
nifty little oval mandrel that he uses to form a bezel to 25x18
dimensions. The oval mandrels I’ve seen for sale in catalogs are
either bezel mandrels (too small) or bracelet mandrels (too large).
Next, he reaches under his desk and whips out a gigantic crossing
file, apparently wider than 25 mm. Man, am I jealous! The only
crossing files I’ve seen by Friedrich Dick and Grobet are nowhere
near this wide, and getting a uniform curve in the bale is proving
difficult with a lesser tool.
Can anyone clue me in as to the source of these things? I’m afraid I
don’t own my own machine shop.
Thanks in advance.
P.S.: Apologies to Sigmund Freud.