STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
rubber or conditioned leather mallet to form
coarse 6″ file for dust
2/0 or 3/0 blades for cutting ring blank
containers for dust collection
spatula scoop to apply dust
small artist paintbrush
oil can style flux dispenser
newish (flat)charcoal block or fresh solderite block to fuse on
Argentium Ez solder, or regular silver solder
brass scratch brush
side cutters to cut wire
Square or round ring mandrel
drill press &/or flex shaft
#55 drill bits and 5mm setting burs, or individual setting bur 5mm
wax stone dop
tube setting punches (size 20 or 19) they run small) or purchase a set
chasing hammer for punch
curved tip burnisher for gold
pro polish pad for highlights
STUDENTS WILL NEED
optivisor or magnification
bench pin and clamp
small bench block
jeweler’s saw and blades
side cutters for wire
burnisher, preferably curved tip
vise grip locking pliers small locking pliers to hold gold and silver to make dust
coarse 6″ flat file*
*https://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-flat-file-96626.html?fbclid=IwAR3obs0_onUkYpckaVGrrZkzCwozQcfk4A46kj4e3L9CE-N7AcsEv6DD7l8 single flat file less than $4
*https://www.harborfreight.com/12-piece-file-and-rasp-set-97070.html good cheap file set for dust and wax and wood forms
(used in videos)
Inverted cone bur ( 6 pk) 1.2mm
3m Radial Bristle Discs in Blue peach & green
Jewelers saw & 3/0 blades (or close)
leather or non-mar mallet
Round or square ring mandrel
Round Bezel mandrel
hand files & sanding sticks to smooth edges
sharpie marker, fine tip
Fire brick, or charcoal block, or hard solderite board (I use all) but you could get by with charcoal or solderite.
scratch brush I love the one from Allcraftusa, but for depletion gilding you can use any old brass scratch brush
safety glasses , dust mask
* 2nd ring optional. You may want a tube setting and a setting bur for the size stone you choose
Torch. I use Eurotool Handy Flame butane, but use what you have. Bushier flame is better than small pinpoint flame for fusing. Smith Little torch, best for fusing pins. Watch torch video.
Solder Set Up. Heat proof soldering area, Pickle, copper tongs, 3rd hand, tweezers, flux brush, solder pick
flux: yellow clear type ( not white paste)
patina: Your favorite blackener: Liver of Sulfur, Gosiba, Jax, Black Max
Polishing lathe or flex shaft and burs for cleanup and polishing. * 0000 steel wool and pro polish pad will do.
Vise or drilled hole in stump or bench to hold ring mandrel for forming
OPTIONAL SUPPLIES LIST
Optional and fun things
I use the 3M radial bristle disc in Blue (400 grit) peach ( 60 micron) and light green (1 micron).If I had to only buy one I would choose blue (400) as all around most useful. They come in small for flex shaft too. Buy lots of screw mandrels for them.
Moores Sanding disc and mandrel discs come different grits. Choose med & coarse over fine.
inside ring sanding buffs Comes in 2 ranges of grit. I chose Coarse. These are very handy for rings.
black silicone wheels. Are great for all around abrasive clean up with your flex shaft. Get the mandrel too as it doesn’t come with it. Knife edge shape is very useful too.
stepped steel ring mandrels come in full sizes and half sizes and are not tapered.
Square ring mandrel with sizing marks!!!!!
Bezel mandrels set from Otto Frei, seems like a great deal.
Tube setting punch Otto Frei has “replacement” punches individually up to 6.5mm. They run small. I suggest buying one 2 mm larger than your stone. May not work with cabochons unless they are very low dome but great for facetted stones. I believe Halstead has them single also. A set is always best. But the price range goes with the quality range. bezel setting set: a low end, but usable set.