In learning about the jewelry craft, I have found little or no
info about the “hows” in using hand tools. The class I took must
have assumed that everyone has used saws, chasers, flex
shafts (burs) and all the other aids. The texts I look at only
casually mention this topic. Is it all trial and error or are
their good references?
What I mean is for example:
How tight should a saw blade be? I seem to break many!
What each size blade is used to cut? (ring shafts)
How best to use cutting burs and which kind to use?
I thought these would be answered in my introductory class. We
did get decent info on soldering tools.