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Updated Shop Safety


#1

Good day everyone,

Hey, I thought I’d send along a link to something that near and dear
to our hearts: SAFETY! These are my own personal recommendations, and
since we’d all like to live longer I’m hoping Jeff’s Recommendations
help will save you from having to reserve an iron lung.

http://www.silversmithing.com/1jeffrecommends.htm

Have a prosperous and safe day,

Jeffrey Herman, Master Silversmith
Herman Restoration & Conservation
http://www.silversmithing.com/silver


#2

Thanks Jeff safety is always good. Here is an update on me.

I am building a studio in my backyard and hope to see it up by the
first of the year. I am going to go with solar panels. Things are
beginning to move forward a bit faster. I have since 2001 taken
courses and bought tools 1 at a time. I don’t think I can ever have
too many hammers lol Am I right?

I have the Pittsburgh Irish Festival Sept 5,6,7 and hope to earn
enough to get my studio stocked with metals. I finally have all the
tools I need. Of course there are some to add later…always lol
TOOOOOLLLLSSSS. LOL

So I have reached that great stage of now I can add more shows and
travel and sell. I can make items all year round and start to
actually make a living. :slight_smile:

not too bad going from Dec 1999 drooling to 2008 relearned walking,
talking, reading, writing and silver working hmmm YAY lol

I am excited every day I think of new things to try and make in the
shop. I am getting stronger I can walk for 3 hours with only a few
short breaks. Its called the zoo method lol I go and walk and walk at
the Pittsburgh zoo on Thursdays.

:slight_smile: never give up and when you open your eyes think of all the things
you can do! Today is a great day to work with some silver! good idea
off this computer lol

Take care all! Be kind to yourselves!

Teri D


#3

Hi Teri,

I don't think I can ever have too many hammers lol Am I right? 

Right ON!

There’s one other thing to remember. Never force anything; get a
BIGGER hammer.

Dave


#4

Just think of it as an experiment in progress Teri. Keep adding
hammers until you think you’ve got enough. :slight_smile:

RC


#5
Just think of it as an experiment in progress Teri. Keep adding
hammers until you think you've got enough. :-) 

Warning ya, Teri…

Even when ya have “enough”…

I used this drilling hammer at a shop once… No mfr name, but
absolutely the the most balanced tool I’ve ever put to my hand…

Mind ya…a drilling hammer is kind of a BFH for most jewelry
work… But sometimes ya just might need…

So every time I’m in a tool place, I check out the drilling
hammers…

I’ll find it some day…

Gary W. Bourbonais
L’Hermite Aromatique
A.J.P. (GIA)