CHAPTER 2Jeweler’s Studio Tools

For techniques as varied as stone setting and forging, jewelers require a variety of specialized tools. Jewelers’ tools can be as simple as a mandrel or as advanced as a computer. Most jewelers’ tools are simple hand tools, and many studios benefit from a few pieces of equipment, such as a torch set for soldering and a saw for cutting metal. This chapter explores the basics as well as the specialized tools that all well-equipped jewelers’ studios should have. From a sturdy workbench to fine drill bits, outfitting the studio should be enjoyable and rewarding.

As with planning your work area, always keep functionality and utility in mind. The work space and its tools establish an environment that can function smoothly ...

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