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What tool do you want for Christmas?


#1

What is the one tool everyone has asked for Christmas?

Thanks Sue


#2

I am trying to set up to cast my own waxes so it would be a lost wax
casting setup with a burnout oven that can also be used for
enameling.

Right now it looks to be a grand and I am sure I will get socks
which are also most welcome.

Teri
Silver & Cameo Heritage Jewelry
www.corneliusspick.com


#3

I want a quality tumbler so I can tumble silver.

Miachelle


#4

I considered asking my family for a rolling mill-- but then I just
decided to buy it myself and consider it my gift, as I usually just
get a CD or two and some slippers.

Noel


#5

I want a new flush cutter. And I would like the 3" master die set
for my hydraulic press.

Jennifer Friedman
Ventura, CA


#6

A # 20 handpiece and the flexshaft to go with it. to add to the
collection…

Frank A. Finley
Salish Silver
Handmade Indian Jewelry


#7

Elves, lots of sharp eyed nimble fingered elves!!!

And maybe a bottle of 100 year old single malt scotch so all that
scurrying and hammering wouldn’t get on my nerves.

Christopher Arnett
www.christopherarnettjewelers.com


#8

I hope all your friends and relatives read Orchid!

I was wondering as I read this whether there are any jewelry
suppliers who keep a “wish list” like the ones at Amazon? My father
is a woodworker, and over the years, I’ve bought lots of stuff for
him that I haven’t the faintest idea what it is. The only reason I
can do it is because he supplies me with a list of items and where
to order them --might seem a bit mercenary, but heaven only knows I’m
not going to figure it out on my own! Amazon and other online
companies with wish lists have made that even easier – now he and
my husband (a computer geek) keep running lists and I just have to
click and buy. Wonderful!

As the industry changes and self-employed jewelers make up a greater
and greater percentage of suppliers’ customer bases, it seems like
there might be an opportunity for a jewelry supplier there. I’ve
known enough jewelers to know you’re all tool junkies! I bet a lot
of you would like to find a new rolling mill, micromotor, enameling
kiln, etc. under the tree. I expect your families, though, are as
bewildered as I would be in trying to pick out the right one!

So does anyone know of any jewelry suppliers who are tapping this
potential and offering a “wish list” you all could use to convince
your significant others to stuff your stocking with unidentifiable
but very welcome gifts?

Suzanne


#9

A rolling mill, and someplace to put it. (Studio space is the real
problem.)

Janet Kofoed
http://users.rcn.com/kkofoed


#10

Well, I was gonna ask Santa for a tumbler, but got impatient and
bought one myself!

I think the best tool for me right now is eduction. I want to take
some classes to learn some new techniques to expand my skill set.
ohh… and a really big, deep cabinet/ bookshelf to get organized for
2007.

Amery Carriere Designs
www.amerycarriere.com


#11

Hi Suzanne.

So does anyone know of any jewelry suppliers who are tapping this
potential and offering a "wish list" you all could use to convince
your significant others to stuff your stocking with unidentifiable
but very welcome gifts? 

The bigger question is whether the jewelry suppliers can be accessed
(online or by phone/mail) and items purchased by someone without an
account who isn’t in the industry?

I have a list with URL’s to the appropriate pages. This is helpful
for my husband but not so helpful for others who are asking for a
list. I haven’t checked to see if my list items might be available at
any “open” suppliers as I prefer to be loyal to my usual suppliers
and I know I can count on the quality of their products.

Perhaps some of the suppliers would consider offering to sell “gift
cards for your favorite jeweler”. That does take some of the
excitement out of opening the gift but might be a workable solution
for the families of tool junkies. :slight_smile:

Pam Chott
www.songofthephoenix.com


#12

A Diamond Pacific Genie.

Terrie


#13

Does more time in the day count as a tool? Because I wouldnt mind
having that for christmas :smiley:

Ryan Cazier


#14

Can I reopen this thread?

I want one of those fancy desktop microscopes with the boom and
light. If Santa (Andy?) is reading this, I’ve been a VERY good boy!

:slight_smile: Ray


#15
I want one of those fancy desktop microscopes with the boom and
light. If Santa (Andy?) is reading this, I've been a VERY good 

Try E-Bay. After the house fire destroyed my wax working studio, I
found replacement Meiji zoom microscopes for a reasonable cost. These
are what GRS sells, and combined with a ring light, and the GRS
acrobat stand, are a wonder for aging eyes. I couldn’t set.01
diamonds without it.

Rick Hamilton
If its not asking toooooo much, put me down for a laser welder…


#16

My wife read the subject line from over my shoulder and shrieked
with laughter “hard and upright” she yelled from the kitchen

No comment
Hans


#17
Try E-Bay. 

eBay is great for a lot of things, but I prefer buying tools new.
(And I like the lollypops!)

Ray


#18

And Hans, I sure hope you are going to make sure she gets the tool
she wants this year.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.