Helpful information for instruction on using my setting tools as well as important directions.
Introduction to My New Stone Setting System
A setup so that I could introduce the beginner to the world of flat , pave', bead, channel and flush setting. Simple and affordable.
How I Form the Thermo-Loc to Fit
Using 3 rods of Thermo-Loc, two silicone baking trays, and a microwave, I show my process for forming Thermo-Loc to fit the flat setting tool top. Caution: if over heated, this can cause serious burns to exposed skin
Stone Setting Basic: A Simple Method for the Beginner
This is how I learned to first set larger stones in prong settings and a way I think many of you may find is easy to learn first.
CUTING BACK the GRAVER
I show how to notch the tang (back end of the graver) and break it off to shorten the gravers length.
ATTACHING the GRAVER HANDLE
Once you have the graver length figured out for your hand size, it's time to add the handle. This video shows how to do this. Make sure to pick a drill bit slightly smaller than the end of the graver shaft to drill into the handle end.
CUTTING BACK the GRAVER
Using a fine or medium coarse grinding wheel and a container of water I show how to cut back the graver to prepare it for sharpening.
If you have sharpening stones and stone oil this is an effective way to sharpen your gravers. I prefer a 55* angle for raising beads so this is what I do.
PROPERLY HOLDING the GRAVER
Sorry the video is sideways but it still shows how a graver should be held when stone setting. This is something every setter should study and get correct prior to starting to learn stone setting.
For those of you who purchased my stone setting system this video explains how a person can easily attach the black main section to a bench or table either permanently or so it can come on and off. *****Note: Drill bit size is 1/8 inch.