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Visual encyclopedia of goldsmith equipments

dear Orchid members,

I’ve just “inherited” from a friend a lot of equipments she
inherited from her uncle that had a great passion for goldsmithing.

I guess you can imagine the kind of excitement in seeing and
receiving them! :wink:

But. as far as there are in the bulk also some mysterious machine
that my limited experience do not allow me to recognize yet. I was
wondering if anybody in the Orchid Forum know there is somewhere on
the web a kind of visual encyclopedia to help recognize those
unknown (I repeat. unknown for me. because of course they will be
extremely clear and basic instrument for more experienced people, so
please. don’t laugh too much about me!)

Thank for helping, if you can! :wink:

Take a photo of the items you don’t know and post them up, there’s
bound to be someone on the list that knows what they are.

Regards Charles A.


How can I share files and pictures with the list?

Or… send the files to the attention of and
we will upload them for you…


Hi Micaela,

There isn’t really a picture dictionary online anywhere that I know

Probably the best thing to do would be to to to one of the big tool
suppliers like Rio Grande or Otto Frei and crawl around on their
websites to get an idea of what things look like.

That should get you most of it. If you get really stumped, try
asking about specific items here.

Best of luck, and congratulations on your score.


Micaela- Go online to the Stuller Tool catalouge. There are lots of
pictures of tools with the names.

And the prices too. Used tools are ususally sold for half the
catalogue price.

Jo Haemer

Request a tool catalogue from a big company. That should help you.

How do you get a tool catalogue from Stuller if you don’t have a tax
ID number?

thank you

you can get a tools and supplies account with Stuller without a
Employer ID. that should allow you to download catalogs.

Also, you can download catalogs from

Elliot Nesterman\

You can open a bench account. Then you would receive one.

Hi Orchid Friends,
thanks a lot for your support…

I will dedicate some time to follow and surf in supplier’s catalog
and will be back to you posting photo of unknown object!