To help jump start the discussions on the Bench Jewelers Network Forum we’re having a contest. We’ll be counting all the new posts and comments to posts from now until March 10th. Those who post the most will win prizes!
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The Bench Jewelers Network is an Online Community of Professional Bench Jewelers, Students, and Serious Hobbyist. Here you can learn all about Jewelry Repair, Stone Setting, Jewelry Fabrication & Casting, Shop Management, and Much More. Our vast Resource Library Contains Articles and Videos on everything related to Bench Jewelers. Plus you can ask questions, share tips & tricks, and show off your latest creations in our Members Only Forum.
Becoming a Member could very well be Your Key to Success in 2009!
Always use a lubricant on burs while cutting.This helps keep the cutting edges cool prolonging tool life and also helps the metal chips flow away from the cutting edge preventing the teeth from clogging, resulting in smoother cuts and extending the bur’s life.
Solid wax-based lubricants, such as Bur Life, are handy to use and are less messy than oil-based lubricants.They can be mounted on the front edge of your bench, or on the side of your bench pin.Mounted on the side of your bench pin provides easy access, just make certain it is mounted below the top edge of your bench pin to stay out of the way of your work.
Mounting a metal thimble on the front edge of your bench makes a handy container for liquid lubricants.
Bench Magazine has always been printed on Recycled Paper. However, even recycled paper consumes enormous amounts of electricity and water in its production. Plus it uses up valuable landfills just like ordinary paper. In addition, large amounts of diesel and gasoline fuels are wasted shipping the magazine across the country and around the world.
Let’s face it. Printing a Paper Magazine is Expensive and Wasteful!
In order to Conserve the Environment and help Save the Planet Bench Magazine is Going Green! Beginning with the Winter 2009 issue we will no longer print a paper edition of the magazine. From now on Bench Magazine will only be available from www.BenchMagazine.com as an easy to use digital file. Each issue will be available in PDF file format. There will be both a High Resolution Version, which is suitable to read on High Definition computer screens and to print out any articles you wish, and a Low Resolution Version for faster downloads suitable to read on screen and to use on many portable readers.
You can go to www.BenchMagazine.com today and sign-up to receive e-mail notices for each new issue. Bench Magazine is free of charge to all bench jewelers worldwide thanks to the generous support of the advertisers.
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Are You Ready for 2009?
2009 can be the Most Profitable Year for Bench Jewelers ever, if - And Only IF - They have their prices for Jewelry Repairs and Custom Work Set Correctly!
In Spite of the Current Economy and Unstable Precious Metal Prices you can be Profitable if you Know How To Correctly Set Your Prices for your Jewelry Repair, Stonesetting, and Custom Design Services.
From Fee to Shining Fee is a computer software that allows you to get a better grasp on your true cost and a tool to help you set your prices correctly. Fee to Shining Fee is a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Template - You MUST Have Microsoft Excel to use it.
"I have been using the Fee To Shining Fee Software and think it is the best tool ever created for setting prices in the jewelry repair shop. I really like the organization and comprehensive format. I tell everyone in the business I talk to about this software. Thanks for all your hard work in putting this software together. Your help is greatly appreciated." Don Glefke, Longwood, FL
All you have to do is type in your cost of labor, the precious metal prices, and the mark-ups you want and the software does the rest creating a custom price list with over 200 Repair, Stonesetting, and Custom Design Prices JUST FOR YOU. Plus it is completely customizable to generate your price list just the way you want it.
NOW For a Limited Time you can download this software along with a user manual for Absolutely No Cost To You, when you sign-up for the Bench Jewelers Network. Plus we are so sure that once you see all that is available on this network we are giving you your first month FREE!
You Get: Fee to Shining Fee ($35.95 value) FREE First Month of Bench Jewelers Network ($24.00 value) FREE
To take advantage of this Incredible Offer you must enter a valid credit card. You will be billed $24 a month for each month after you first month.
The Bench Jewelers Network is an Online Community of Professional Bench Jewelers, Students, and Serious Hobbyist. Here you can learn all about Jewelry Repair, Stone Setting, Jewelry Fabrication & Casting, Shop Management, and Much More. Our vast Resource Library Contains Articles and Videos on everything related to Bench Jewelers. Plus you can ask questions, share tips & tricks, and show off your latest creations in our Members Only Forum. Becoming a Member could very well be Your Key to Success in 2009!
When Bead Setting, use a small tray or tin to lay the stones in while you are setting. Fill the bottom of the tin with wax, and with the point of a tweezers, draw the shape of the metal plate. The stones can then be placed in this tray in the same position as on the jewelry. Then, when setting them, they will fit the same way you laid them out.