Tricks of the Trade

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Looking for the solder seam on a ring you are repairing? Have no fear! This simple trick from Wayne Werner will help you find it in no time!

Stone setting got you stressed?  Here is a great trick from Lindsay Mis that will have you setting stones with ease and with good smells! 

As jewelers, we often learn how to solder tiny things very well, but may struggle to apply that knowledge to soldering larger pieces. Read these tricks from Joy Raksin about soldering large objects to expand your fabricating potential!