Yesterday when I was on other business in a nearby town, I was just
cruising a pawnshop looking for anything I could exploit into
But it seems that the jeweler attached to this particular pawnshop
had just retired and left everything behind the the pawnshop. The
owner was hard pressed to find buyers for the stuff.
There’s a Foredom w pedal for $85. There’s a miniature sheet metal
brake for $50 I think. There’s a dual gas tank setup with Little
torch for $150. None of which I could afford.
However. The jeweler also left two cigar boxes entirely full of
points and burrs of all kinds, plus more than a dozen gravers which
he evidently had but a lot of love into. Not to also mention things
like 50 Cratex points, about 10 stone points, and an entire
collection of rubber knife points. Further, a large stock of 8/0,
6/0, and 3/0 blades by some of the best manufactures.
There were also some small silver sweeps which I added to my own
I’m certain if I had to get this all new, I would have needed to
spend more than $1000.
But being a rank novice, I need help identifying what I have,
especially graver points. Here’s what I have (see attached).
Some I recognize as onglettes, ovals, squares, and knives, but I’m
not sure of some of the others.
Thanks a lot!
Andrew Jonathan Fine