Products for Metalsmiths

September 1998

Precious Metals:Metalsmithing

Products for Metalsmiths

Among the products featured this month for metalsmiths are mold compound, a special light magnifier and point-of-purchase products that can enhance your sales of custom designs

The White Light

Keep both hands free while examining your work

The Roxter Illuminator/Magnifier is designed to provide an intense concentration of pure white light under a large, distortion-free magnified work area. Two flexible gooseneck arms allow for exact positioning of the magnifier and the light source. This enables the metalsmith to keep both hands free for close-up inspections.

The light/magnifier includes a 5-in. diameter, rimless, high impact, precision-polished acrylic lens with a wide field 2.5X magnified view (protective lens cover included). There's a weighted base with table protection, a low-voltage bulb and mounted on/off switch. Four models are available, including ones featuring a halogen bulb, an incandescent low-voltage bulb and double lens for larger magnification.

Roxter Lighting, Long Island City, NY; (718) 392-5060, fax (718) 392-9811, Web site www.roxter.com.

The Roxter Illuminator/Magnifier


Necks and Ears

Adjustments made easy

Adapting jewelry to fit the wearer doesn't always have to involve a metalsmithing job. L. Lawrence Products offers two products designed to solve problems quickly and leave customers more satisfied with your creations.

The Comfees Cobra Chain Adjustable necklace extender improves on the company's older extender by making it adjustable from 3 to 6 inches.

The Comfees Lobe Lovers are a patented pierced-ear protection system featuring a titanium product that protects lobes from irritation, soreness, infection and discoloration sometimes associated with post earrings. Lobe Lovers come merchandised on a point-of-purchase display designed to generate impulse sales. It features a three-dimensional transparent ear showing a Lobe Lover in action and brochures.

L. Lawrence Products, Huntingdon Valley, PA; (215) 355-1021, fax (215) 355-0037, fax order hotline (800) 355-6789, Web site http://comfees.com.

Lobe Lovers point-of-purchase display encourages add-on sales.



Breaking the Mold

Silicone compound suitable for intricate work

The Belicold silicone compound kit is designed to enable benchworkers to create high-definition molds.

The kit includes a heavy-duty ABC vulcanizer that ensures accurate curing and accommodates standard frames up to 5 by 33/4 by 11/2 inches. Also included are one set of aluminum mold plates that protect platens and prolong vulcanizer performance, 1.2 pounds of the mold compound and a mold frame.

The Belicold silicone compound has a 0% shrinkage rate and cures in 30 minutes under pressure for a 1-in. thick frame, so several molds can be created in a short time.

Rio Grande Tools and Equipment, Albuquerque, NM; (800) 545-6566 (U.S.) or (800) 253-9738 (Canada), fax (800) 645-4859, e-mail bluegem@riogrande.com, Web site www.riogrande.com.



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