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More extracts from the book Hinges and Hinge-Based Catches for
Jewelers and Goldsmiths by Charles Lewton-Brain

o Hidden hinges

o Other hinge pin installation options

o Ball, Strip, Coil and other Hinges

o Cuff Link Hinge Pins

To order a copy of the book ‘Hinges and Hinge-Based Catches for
Jewelers and Goldsmiths’’ at $24.95 plus shipping and handling from
Brain Press send an email to brainnet@cadvision.com

Dr. E. Aspler
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Managing Director
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd

Webmaster Ganoksin Online

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A jewelry workshop safety report:  Safety and Substitutes  
http://ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/safety.htm

  This text is that of a paper given to the Society of North
  American Goldsmiths Conference in Seattle on March 28,
  1998,. The citations are incomplete and will be properly
  outlined in the book that is being written on this
  subject. Brain Press is the publisher 

The following extracts are from the book “The Jewelry Workshop Safety
Report” from Brain Press. If you would like to order a copy of
the book “The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report” from Brain Press
please Email brainnet@cadvision.com to order. Available from
March 1999.

Rules for Tools 
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/tools-rules.htm 

  While it is clearly impossible to give a set of rules for
  each tool and procedure that goldsmiths use, this section
  gives some examples of the kinds of rules that may be
  helpful to review when using powered equipment. hand tools
  and processes have been left out, primarily because their
  dangers tend to be of the "don't put your hands in the way
  of things that might snap or slip" kind. Many specific
  hints associated with hand tools can be found in the
  procedures section. 

Grinding Wheel Safety Thoughts 
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/grinding.htm

  Besides the safety instructions that you get from a tool
  manufacturer in the tool manual it may be necessary for
  you to write your own sets of rules up to keep you out of
  trouble. This is especially important with employees. What
  follows is an example of thinking about what can go wrong
  with a tool. The tool used as an example is a mounted
  grinder. You can do the same sort of rule compilation with
  all the tools in your shop. See the "General Safety Rules
  for Tools" article as a starting point, then each tool
  will have certain idiosyncrasies which need to be noted.
  Think of it as "What advice would I give to someone to
  keep them out ot trouble on this machine?" 

Electroplating rectifier safety thoughts 
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/rectifier.htm

  The "General Safety Rules for Tools" article applies here
  too, as with all power tools. Read the instruction manuals
  and directions most carefully. Plating and stripping
  solutions usually contain cyanides, bases or acids which,
  if mixed together, are used improperly or carelessly or
  come in contact with a cyanide plating solution can
  release hydrogen cyanide gas, which was used by the Nazis
  in the gas chambers and is still used in gas executions in
  the United States. 

Enjoy!

Dr. E. Aspler
aspler@ganoksin.com
Managing Director
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd

Webmaster Ganoksin Online

ICQ # 864 5224


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Extracts from the book The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report by
Charles Lewton-Brain

o Gas Handling Tips

Jewelers work with compressed gases of all kinds, in torch
systems, kilns, casting machines, abrasive blasters, laser
welding machines needing argon and more. Many of these gases
are
flammable and an explosion hazard, acetylene, propane and
hydrogen are examples. Oxygen is often used with these gases.
Oxygen is a potent fire risk if it comes in contact with oils,
greases or flammable materials, even fingerprint grease left in
a fitting has caused a fire before…

o Some Chemical Storage Principles

To order a copy of the book ‘The Jewelry Workshop Safety
Report’’ from Brain Press send an email to
brainnet@cadvision.com

Enjoy!

Dr. E. Aspler
aspler@ganoksin.com
Managing Director
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd

Webmaster Ganoksin Online


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Jewelry Manufacturing Methods and Techniques

Charles Lewton-Brain is a goldsmith, author, and educator. He
invented fold-forming, a completely new way of working sheet metals,
and is the author of several jewelry books including one on bench
tricks called “Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop”. If you have any
favorite tricks to suggest he is always collecting new ones. You can
contact him at brainnet@cadvision.com.

  1. Mining industry for jewelers tools

I’ve been doing a lot of electroforming in the last year, and my
naturally skinflint ways came to the fore as I looked for the power
supply. The approach works like this: first of all describe the
problem: in this case, I needed a regulated rectifier (a direct
current source). Then: What fits the bill?

Complete Story:
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/jewelers_tools.htm
  1. Organizing the Messes

How you set up your shop, your working procedures and workspace can
affect your safety, comfort, stress level and efficiency of making.
If your shop is well planned you will be more efficient. The more
efficient you are, the faster you work and the more creative time
you will have available to you. It pays to spend some time on
organization.

Complete Story:

  1. Structuring for efficiency in the Studio

Making effective use of your time is a real issue for a working
craftsperson. You want to have time for family and rest as well as
for the studio and business. This means you need to be rather
efficient in your time usage. And that, in general, means more
organized.

Complete Story:
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/efficiency_studio.htm



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