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Bench and Repair (all years)

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Bracelets
Casting and wax carving
Chains
Clasps
Computer software
Cuff links
Dust collection
Earrings
Engraving
Filing
Finishing
Gemstones, setting
Gold
Granulation
Hinges
Holding devices
Humor
Inlaid gemstones
Lathes
Loupes
Manufacturing
Metallurgy
Model-making
Mokume-Gane
Oxygen generation
Pearls
Pendants
Photo engraving
Pins
Platinum
Polishing
Porosity
Precious metal clay
Profitability
Prongs
Publications
Refining
Rings
Safety
Scales
Silver, Sterling
Take-In Procedures
Welding and joining


Bracelets

5/05: Efficient Prong-Setting for an In-Line Bracelet

4/05: Reconstruction of Worn Bracelet Hinges

3/05: Manufacturing a Sterling Silver with Platinum Pendant

1/04: Sizing, Repair & Maintenance of Tennis Bracelets

5/03: Shortening an In-Line Bracelet Using Pulse-Arc Welding Techniques

11/02: Shortening a Double Rope Watch Bracelet

12/98: Repair of Tennis Bracelets

Casting and wax carving

3/05: Sterling Silver Alloy with Platinum

2/05: Finishing and Setting a CAD/CAM Wedding Set

12/04: Custom-Designed Three-Stone Ring

8/03: Wax Build-Up Procedures

5/03: Wax Tools Update

1/03: New Channel Setting Tools Designed for Wax

8/02: Bead by Bead, Part 1

8/02: Rio Grande Offers Wax Routing Bur

9/00: Make a Good Impression

9/99: Waxing Poetic

6/99: On-Site Casting: Beginner's Guide

5/99: Casting a Spell

Chains

7/04: Repairing Moissanite Necklace with Pulse Arc-Welding

5/03: Shortening an In-Line Bracelet Using Pulse-Arc Welding Techniques

11/02: Shortening a Double Rope Watch Bracelet

6/02: Repairing an In-Line Box Link Bracelet

5/00: Lock it Up

5/98: Chain Repair

Clasps

8/04: Custom Fold-Over Enhancer Clasp

4/03: Repairing a Box Clasp Tongue With Tack & Pulse-Arc Welding

4/02: Installing/Repairing a Figure 8 Safety Clasp

7/01: Reconstruction of a Box Clasp

Computer software

5/05: Manufacturing Retailer Benefits from CAD/CAM

4/05: It's All About Great Design

2/05: CAD Events Highlight New Technology

2/05: Finishing and Setting a CAD/CAM Wedding Set

5/02: ASC Offers Repair Software

Cuff links

10/04: Cuff Links that Won a Spectrum Award

Dust collection

5/02: Handler's ... Workstation Dust Collector

Earrings

4/05: Manufacturing Custom Earrings

9/04: Omega Earring Clips

9/04: Repairing Freshwater Pearl Earrings with ABI's Mini Pulse III

6/04: Manufacturing Custom Earrings Using Tack-Welding Technology

10/03: Repairs & Alterations Using Pulse-Arc Welding Procedures

8/03: Turquoise, Platinum and 22k Granulation Earrings, Part 2

7/03: Repairing an Omega Earring Clip

7/03: Turquoise, Platinum & 22k Granulation Earrings

6/03: Installing Earring Posts Using Laser Technology

2/03: Setting Round Brilliants in Three-Prong Earring Studs

2/02: Fabrication of Wire Prong Assembly for Stud Earrings

1/02: Stud Earrings: Setting Yourself Apart

9/01: Springy Solution

9/00: Installing Omega-Back Earring Findings

Engraving

3/03: Gravers

2/03: Foredom's Stone-Setting and Engraving Micro Motor Kit

Filing

3/02: Filing Alternative

Finishing

12/03: Finishing the Inside of a Platinum Ring With 3M(tm) Abrasives

11/03: 3M(tm) and Scotch-Brite Wheels

10/03: Foredom's New Platinum Finishing Products

8/03: The 3M Radial Bristle Disc Proficiency Advantage

6/03: Jewelry Prefinishing and Finishing Update

5/03: New Warrior(tm) Power Tool System

4/03: A New Level of Power & Performance

10/02: A New Technology to Manufacture Jewelry with Granulation, Bead by Bead, Part 3

9/02: A New Technology to Manufacture Jewelry with Granulation, Bead by Bead, Part 2

6/02: From Start to Finish, Part 3

5/02: From Start to Finish, Part 2

12/01: Facilitating Finishes

5/01: Jewelry Finishes: Tools and Applications

4/01: Final Finishing of Karat Gold

3/01: Prefinishing Gold Jewelry

7/99: Restoring Finishes

7/99: Restoring Finishes

Gemstones, setting

5/05: Efficient Prong-Setting for an In-Line Bracelet

5/05: Preparing the AllSet(R) to Cut Bearings in Prongs

3/05: Quality Features for Three-Stone Rings

2/05: Finishing and Setting a CAD/CAM Wedding Set

1/05: Fine Jewelry Gemstone Inlay

1/05: Manufacturing a Platinum Wire Setting Using Tack-Welding Technology

12/04: Custom-Designed Three-Stone Ring

12/04: Flush Setting Trillion Sapphires

8/04: Flush-Setting Round Brilliant Diamonds in a Platinum Band

8/04: Hoover & Strong's Tru-Seat Setting System

7/04: Prong Setting Round Brilliants, Part 3: The Results

6/04: Prong Setting of Round Brilliants, Part 1: Common Procedure

6/04: Prong Setting of Round Brilliants, Part 2: Avoiding Prong Failure

6/04: Prong Setting Round Brilliants Using Foredom's All-Set Quick-Change Adapter Kits

3/04: Professional Setting of Round & Oval Cabochons in Bezels

2/04: Professional Manufacturing of Round & Oval Bezels for Cabochon Gemstones

12/03: Installing Peg Settings

12/03: Milling a Wax Bezel for Custom Designs

11/03: Ring Remounts

10/03: Bead- and Bright-Cut Setting Rounds in Platinum Using Triple Corner Beads

9/03: Manufacturing a Pearl & Diamond Pendant

7/03: Exposed Culets

6/03: Channel Setting Princess-Cut Lab-Created Moissanite

3/03: Bezel-Setting Round Brilliant Lab-Created Moissanite

3/03: Setting an Oval Gem in a Partial Bezel

2/03: Foredom's Stone-Setting and Engraving Micro Motor Kit

2/03: Setting Round Brilliants in Three-Prong Earring Studs

1/03: Durability Issues for Lab-Created Moissanite at the Bench

12/02: Setting Round Brilliants in Shared Prongs

10/02: A New Technology to Manufacture Jewelry with Granulation, Bead by Bead, Part 3

10/02: Setting Princess-Cut Diamonds in 'V' Prongs

9/02: Setting Princess-Cut Diamonds in Prongs

8/02: Reconstructing Worn Illusion Settings

7/02: Pavé

5/02: Bead Setting – French Style

3/02: Fabrication of a Wire Prong Assembly for Pear-Shaped Gemstones

2/02: Protective Procedures

1/02: Precision Preparation

12/01: Channel-Setting Round Diamonds in a Multiple-Level Ring

11/01: Shellac Substitute

9/01: Setting Sensation

8/01: Get a Grip

8/01: Powder Power

6/01: Bezel-Setting Fancies Using New Technology

11/00: Channel Setting Baguettes

10/00: Prong Setting Baguettes

8/00: Sizing Channel-Set Rings

7/00: Bead and Bright Setting Stones

5/00: Setting Round and Oval Cabochons in Bezels

4/00: Making Bezels for Round and Oval Shapes

2/00: Flush Setting

1/00: Ship Shape, Part 2: Setting Marquises and Pears

12/99: Ship Shape: Setting Marquises and Pears

2/99: Ring Remounts

10/98: Working With Peg Heads

9/98: Repair of Bezel-Set Jewelry

8/98: Bezel-Setting Round Brilliant Stones

7/98: Repairing Channel-Set Jewelry

6/98: Channel-Setting Round Stones

2/98: Prong Setting

Gold

2/05: How to Manufacture a White Gold and Turquoise Cameo Granulated Pendant

3/04: Making a Yellow Gold & Platinum Ring, Part 2: Putting It All Together

2/04: Making a Yellow Gold & Platinum Ring, Part 1: The Basic Steps

5/03: Rebuilding a Karat Gold Ring Using Laser Technology

Granulation

2/05: How to Manufacture a White Gold and Turquoise Cameo Granulated Pendant

8/03: Turquoise, Platinum and 22k Granulation Earrings, Part 2

7/03: Turquoise, Platinum & 22k Granulation Earrings

11/02: A New Technology to Manufacture Jewelry with Granulation, Bead by Bead, Part 4

Hinges

4/05: Reconstruction of Worn Bracelet Hinges

6/00: Replacing Hinges

Holding devices

9/03: Get a Grip

Humor

5/04: Rough Cuts [cartoon series]

6/01: Rough Cuts [cartoon series]

Inlaid gemstones

1/05: Fine Jewelry Gemstone Inlay

Lathes

10/01: Lathe Leeway

Loupes

2/00: Rolls Royce of Loupes

Manufacturing

4/02: Arbor Press

12/01: AllSet Milling Assembly

Metallurgy

4/02: New PMC Product Features Simplified Firing Process

6/99: Porosity: The Jeweler's Nightmare

5/99: Integrity of Cast Jewelry

Model-making

12/03: Milling a Wax Bezel for Custom Designs

4/02: From Start to Finish

3/02: Success is in the Detail

11/01: Precutting Proficiency

Mokume-Gane

11/04: Mokume-Gane: Manufacturing Works of Art, Part 2`

10/04: Mokume-Gane (Manufacturing Works of Art, Part 1)

Oxygen generation

9/00: As Free as the Air

Pearls

9/04: Repairing Freshwater Pearl Earrings with ABI's Mini Pulse III

9/03: Manufacturing a Pearl & Diamond Pendant

9/01: Professional Setting of a Half-Drilled Round Pearl

1/99: Inspecting Pearls

Pendants

2/05: How to Manufacture a White Gold and Turquoise Cameo Granulated Pendant

12/04: Manufacturing a Domed Pendant

11/03: Making a Dangle Pendant Using Tack- and Pulse-Arc Welding

10/03: Repairs & Alterations Using Pulse-Arc Welding Procedures

9/03: Manufacturing a Pearl & Diamond Pendant

8/03: Repairing or Replacing Worn Pendant Bails

Photo engraving

7/00: Engrave it Yourself

Pins

10/01: Installing Pin Stems

Platinum

3/05: Manufacturing a Sterling Silver with Platinum Pendant

1/05: Manufacturing a Platinum Wire Setting Using Tack-Welding Technology

8/04: Custom Fold-Over Enhancer Clasp

8/04: Flush-Setting Round Brilliant Diamonds in a Platinum Band

3/04: Making a Yellow Gold & Platinum Ring, Part 2: Putting It All Together

2/04: Making a Yellow Gold & Platinum Ring, Part 1: The Basic Steps

12/03: Finishing the Inside of a Platinum Ring With 3M(tm) Abrasives

12/03: Sizing a Platinum Ring Using Pulse-Arc Welding Technology

10/03: Bead- and Bright-Cut Setting Rounds in Platinum Using Triple Corner Beads

10/03: Foredom's New Platinum Finishing Products

8/03: Turquoise, Platinum and 22k Granulation Earrings, Part 2

7/03: Turquoise, Platinum & 22k Granulation Earrings

1/02: New Book Discusses Platinum Benchwork

5/00: Stone-In Platinum Casting

4/00: People-Pleasing Plumb Platinum

10/99: Retipping Platinum Prongs

9/99: Sizing a Platinum Ring

6/99: Update on Platinum Casting

4/98: Sizing a Platinum Ring

3/98: Platinum 101, Pt. 2: Safety, Repairs and Finishing

3/98: Platinum Q&A

2/98: Platinum 101, Pt. 1: Alloys and Housekeeping

2/98: Retipping Prongs on a Platinum Ring

Polishing

12/03: Finishing the Inside of a Platinum Ring With 3M(tm) Abrasives

11/03: 3M(tm) and Scotch-Brite Wheels

10/03: Foredom's New Platinum Finishing Products

6/03: Jewelry Prefinishing and Finishing Update

5/03: New Warrior(tm) Power Tool System

7/02: Polishing Platinum

5/02: Handler's ... Workstation Dust Collector

4/02: Polished Performance

4/00: Tool Time

Porosity

4/03: Repairing Porosity Using Laser Technology

Precious metal clay

4/02: New PMC Product Features Simplified Firing Process

12/98: Court Customers with Clay

Profitability

6/02: Opportunity Equals Success

5/02: From Design Concept to Finished Piece

4/02: Work, Work, Work ...

3/02: Awesome Combination: Natural Talent and Curiosity

2/02: Success Comes Early

1/02: Design Desire

12/01: Extraordinary Performance

11/01: Two-Part Success

10/01: Profit Through Passion

9/01: Profits from Electronic Productivity

8/01: Small Shop Meets Big Corporation

11/00: Install Profits into Repair Department

7/99: Fix-It Shops

Prongs

5/05: Efficient Prong-Setting for an In-Line Bracelet

5/05: Preparing the AllSet(R) to Cut Bearings in Prongs

7/04: Prong Setting Round Brilliants, Part 3: The Results

6/04: Prong Setting of Round Brilliants, Part 1: Common Procedure

6/04: Prong Setting of Round Brilliants, Part 2: Avoiding Prong Failure

3/03: Replacing Prongs Using Tack & Pulse-Arc Welding

2/03: Setting Round Brilliants in Three-Prong Earring Studs

12/02: Setting Round Brilliants in Shared Prongs

10/02: Setting Princess-Cut Diamonds in 'V' Prongs

9/02: Setting Princess-Cut Diamonds in Prongs

8/02: Reconstructing Worn Illusion Settings

3/02: Fabrication of a Wire Prong Assembly for Pear-Shaped Gemstones

10/00: Prong Setting Baguettes

10/99: Retipping Platinum Prongs

10/98: Working With Peg Heads

4/98: Retipping and Replacing Prongs

2/98: Prong Setting

2/98: Retipping Prongs on a Platinum Ring

Publications

10/99: Revere Releases Ring Repair Book

Refining

12/03: From Dust to Gold

8/02: Letters [refining]

7/02: Reducing Bench Sweeps Into Gold

6/02: Turning Sweeps into Gold

Rings

3/05: Quality Features for Three-Stone Rings

2/05: Alternative Ring Sizing Techniques

12/04: Custom-Designed Three-Stone Ring

8/04: Flush-Setting Round Brilliant Diamonds in a Platinum Band

5/04: Assembly of Solitaire Mountings

4/04: Ring Shank Repair

3/04: Making a Yellow Gold & Platinum Ring, Part 2: Putting It All Together

2/04: Making a Yellow Gold & Platinum Ring, Part 1: The Basic Steps

12/03: Finishing the Inside of a Platinum Ring With 3M(tm) Abrasives

12/03: Installing Peg Settings

12/03: Sizing a Platinum Ring Using Pulse-Arc Welding Technology

11/03: Ring Remounts

6/03: How to Prepare a Remount Using Tack-Welding Techniques

5/03: Rebuilding a Karat Gold Ring Using Laser Technology

2/03: Sizing Rings Set with Lab-Created Moissanite

1/03: Installing a Superfit Shank Using Torch Methods

1/03: Installing a Superfit Shank with Laser-Welding Technology

8/02: Reconstructing Worn Illusion Settings

6/02: From Start to Finish, Part 3

5/02: From Start to Finish, Part 2

4/02: From Start to Finish

11/01: Using a Welder for Ring Sizing

8/01: Sizing Two-Tone Gold Rings

2/01: Fabricating a Three-Stone Ring, Part 3

1/01: Fabricating a Three-Stone Ring, Part 2

12/00: Fabricating a Three-Stone Ring, Part 1

8/00: Sizing Channel-Set Rings

5/00: RingGuards Guarantee a Perfect Fit

3/00: Ring Shank Repair: Where Old Meets New

11/99: Head and Shank Assembly

9/99: Sizing a Platinum Ring

8/99: Inspecting Three-Stone Rings

7/99: Restoring Finishes

3/99: Soldering a Wedding Set

2/99: Ring Remounts

11/98: Keeping Rings Upright on Fingers

10/98: Working With Peg Heads

4/98: Sizing a Platinum Ring

3/98: Ring Sizing

Safety

8/04: ABI's Opti-Saver

Scales

4/00: High-Capacity Scale

Silver, Sterling

3/05: Manufacturing a Sterling Silver with Platinum Pendant

10/03: Repairs & Alterations Using Pulse-Arc Welding Procedures

Take-In Procedures

11/99: Communicate (Take-In Tips, Pt. 5)

10/99: Liability (Take-In Tips, Pt. 4)

9/99: Client Valuation (Take-In Tips, Pt. 3)

8/99: Identification (Take-In Tips, Pt. 2)

7/99: Avoid Take-In Pitfalls (Take-In Tips, Pt. 1)

Welding and joining

5/05: Back to Basics: Tack Welding vs. Pulse-Arc Welding

4/05: Manufacturing Custom Earrings

2/05: How to Manufacture a White Gold and Turquoise Cameo Granulated Pendant

1/05: Manufacturing a Platinum Wire Setting Using Tack-Welding Technology

12/04: Manufacturing a Domed Pendant

11/04: Manufacturing a Crown Using Tack- and Pulse-Arc Welding Technology

10/04: General Jewelry Repairs Using ABI's Mini Pulse Arc III

9/04: Repairing Freshwater Pearl Earrings with ABI's Mini Pulse III

8/04: ABI's Opti-Saver

7/04: Repairing Moissanite Necklace with Pulse Arc-Welding

6/04: Manufacturing Custom Earrings Using Tack-Welding Technology

5/04: Tool Modifications: Part 2

4/04: Tool Modifications: Part 1

2/04: Fixturing Using Tack- and Pulse-Arc-Welding Technology

1/04: Installing & Repairing Hinge Rivets Using Pulse-Arc Welding

12/03: Sizing a Platinum Ring Using Pulse-Arc Welding Technology

11/03: Making a Dangle Pendant Using Tack- and Pulse-Arc Welding

10/03: Repairs & Alterations Using Pulse-Arc Welding Procedures

9/03: Laser Welding Considerations for Moissanite Jewelry

9/03: Manufacturing a Pearl & Diamond Pendant

7/03: Repairing an Omega Earring Clip

6/03: How to Prepare a Remount Using Tack-Welding Techniques

6/03: Installing Earring Posts Using Laser Technology

5/03: Rebuilding a Karat Gold Ring Using Laser Technology

5/03: Shortening an In-Line Bracelet Using Pulse-Arc Welding Techniques

4/03: Repairing a Box Clasp Tongue With Tack & Pulse-Arc Welding

3/03: Replacing Prongs Using Tack & Pulse-Arc Welding

2/03: Common Pulse-Arc Welding Applications

1/03: Common Fusion Welding Applications

1/03: Installing a Superfit Shank Using Torch Methods

1/03: Installing a Superfit Shank with Laser-Welding Technology

12/02: Common Tack-Welding Technologies

12/02: Solder and Heat Issues for Lab-Created Moissanite

11/02: A New Technology to Manufacture Jewelry with Granulation, Bead by Bead, Part 4

10/02: A New Technology to Manufacture Jewelry with Granulation, Bead by Bead, Part 3

5/02: Torch Techniques

3/02: Proficient Placement

2/02: Modified Tweezers

2/02: Protective Procedures

1/02: Granulation Updated

1/02: Granulation Updated

11/01: Using a Welder for Ring Sizing

10/01: Deflecting Damage

9/01: Profits from Electronic Productivity

5/00: Lock it Up

4/00: Here's Sparkie!

7/99: Light Speed

3/99: Soldering a Wedding Set

2/99: Two Tones Two Ways

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