My Favorite Things
Find information and links to purchase some of my favorite tools, books and other cool stuff!
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Pens, pencils, sketchbooks and much more!
Beautiful and functional. This 8x8 sketchbook is small enough to sit on your bench for reference. Customize yours with stickers!
For the true drawing nerd! Rotating point stays perfect with each stroke. Japanese design at it's finest.
These are my favorite pens for inking in my final drawings.
Studio & Bench Organization
Cool stuff to keep your bench tidy!
Organize your solder pallions in these beautiful dishes that stack to keep your bench tidy!
This revolving bur and tool holder helps you keep the tiny bits organized.
Holds up to 40 burs.
I use these to store my cabochons. Label the fronts to easy identification. Line the drawers to protect the stones
(I use cork).They stack nicely to decrease footprint in your studio space. love these!
I just got this and love it. I store my pencils, pens, sanding sticks files and pliers and hand tools slip perfectly into the slant slots!
small organizer. Drawer is perfect for sanding paper.
Bench Tools and More
Everything from sandpaper to pliers
These shears are perfect for cutting fine silver bezel. Leaves a clean edge. No more filing!
For use with a Foredom LX Series motor, 5000 rpm.
Great for setting heavy or thick walled bezels.
Forged French High Carbon Steel. These Heavy Duty Jewelry Metal Shears are designed for safe and dependable use to cut heavy Gold, Silver, Brass and Copper Sheets up to gauge 22
Invest in good tools and they will last a life time! Ergonomic handles come in two lengths.
Tronex is worth every penny!
I use this handy tool to sign my work. It is precise and it's battery operated
so you can take it with you anywhere!
Tired of reaching for your calipers to discover the battery is dead! This dial gauge is expensive but will pay for itself in batteries alone! Easy to use easy to read, millimeters and carat readout.
I am in love with these new hand tools from Durston. Cutter are precise and clean.
Otto Frei is the inly distributor in the US so far.
Rubber mat for use in hammering. texturing and chasing. Can be cut to required size.
SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) Sheet, 70 Shore A, Black, Smooth Finish, No Backing, 0.25" Thickness, 12" Width, 12" Length
use to pin items while soldering. Great for making prongs settings
9" x 4.5" x 2.5”, alumina silica refractory ceramic
This small footprint cup warmer
is perfect for your bench pickle jar. 3 temperature settings allow you to adjust your pickle temperature. Auto shutoff feature is wonderful!
Use these precision needle tip bottle to apply your liquid flux or Pripps. No more spray all over your soldering block! Flux where you want it and no clogging!
Excellent soldering surface for all applications. does not pull heat and is durable.
Also available in 6"x6" and 12"x12"
Great for lighting any torches with one hand, providing sparks for the small jewelers torch. Runs off 2 AA batteries (Batteries are not included)
Excellent long lasting micro-mesh sanding sticks. 1/2" x 5 3/4" convenient size for many polishing applications.
Each Handi-File has two grits on either side.
These are the absolute bomb! Green side (4000 grit) removes tiny scratches around bezels with damaging your stone. White (6000 grit) puts a buffer shine on all metals. Will also polish softer stones like turquoise!
Perfect for sanding those hard to reach places. High performance ceramic fiber.
These thin sanding twigs are perfect for getting into those small places. Get all the grits!
Each twig is about 5-1/2 inches long to 7 inches long. The thickness varies from 1/16 of an inch to 1/4 of an inch.
These wheel is amazing. You almost virtually never need to file again! Fine mesh wheel leaves a clean stain finish on silver and gold. From sawing to finished in 3 minutes! 6"x1"x1"
Requires at least a 1/2hp motor to operate.
Find adapters here"
Patinas for silver and mixed metals. applicators and storage.
2 piece refillable pen set. These fantastic fillable pens are the best way to apply patina to your pieces. Simply fill with your favorite patina and apply!
No touching the patina fluid and easy direct application right where you want it! Highly recommend!
A must have for any jeweler!
I recommend the spiral bound version so you can lay it flat on your bench.
This book has become almost impossible to get. Worth every penny.
Comprehensive guide to forming metal. A must have.
Acclaimed designer, author, and educator Alan Revere shares his most valuable bench tips and tricks
Fascinating read! If you love stones you will love this book!
The most in-depth, technical guide to stone setting. From basic bezels and prongs to pave, carre, clusters, and numerous others.
A comprehensive guide to professional finishing techniques.
The ultimate reference on foldforming from the artist who invented this groundbreaking approach to working with metal.
Korean Metal Art by Komelia Hongja Okim
The first book to offer not only detailed examples and history, but step-by-step instruction on the legendary metalworking traditions of Korea.
Outstanding book! A must have.
Bernd Munsteiner is a living legend as one the greatest gem cutters of our time. Clear in his vision, he expanded the traditional standards of gem cutting by introducing to the world, the art and technology of gem cutting in the fine art form. This book is masterfully done in telling the Bernd Munsteiner story in word and picture. Educational and inspirational.