Hi, I’m trying pave setting by watching the video and reading the book
of bead setting with pave applications written by Robert Wooding.
I’m trying pave setting and found that it requires strong power. And
I’m not a native English speaker, I couldn’t grasp the nuance of the
method of twisting round graver for digging adequate metal just before
raising the beads. I chipped the tip of the graver sometimes. Does
anyone kindly explain more precisely how to twist the round graver?
Can I twist the round graver from left to right, up to down etc.? Can
I twist it around the axis with the vertex of the tip?
And I have one more question. The gravers for pave setting are quite
different from Japanese own gravers and they are not sold in Japan as
far as I know.
In Japan, there’re different types of Japanese gravers. Japanese
gravers for jewelry are used by striking with small hummers, and the
shock shifts or throws out the stone which is already precisely set.
I remember that there was some articles that the Gravermax works very
well for stone setting. Does the Gravermax work well for pave setting
of small stone without shifting it?