Hi Orchidians; I have a new thread I thought would be fun. How
about “tools I’d like to see”? I’ll start. I’d like to see a bur
set, 45 or 90, cut with a profile designed for “fat girdle” stones.
They would look like regular setting burs, except instead of a sharp
edge, the edge would be squared slightly, to cut a notch in a prong
that would provide clearance for stones with thicker girdles. Here’s
another gadget I’d like to have. A small drawer, maybe 2 inches by 3
inches, that mounted under the bench top, near the pin, that when you
slid it out, the lid opened on a spring. It would be lined with a
soft material, and could be slid out completely for cleaning. This
would be the place you could put stones that you were getting ready
to set, so they would be safe from being knocked off into the tray,
or get scratched by abrasive dust on the bench top. Anybody else
have any great ideas that they’ll probably not get around to
patenting or making?
David L. Huffman
David L. Huffman Studios, Inc.