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Soldering Granules - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 07/31/2008
SKU: CWX-CBTS9
Soldering Granules - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 07/31/2008
When soldering granules to either a curved or flat surface, I give the granules a landing pad to settle into. It's a project I give students to help them to gain confidence in soldering gold and worry less about how much it costs.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Photoetching Using Photocopy Transfer
SKU: CWX-ETCH
Photoetching Using Photocopy Transfer
Photoetching metal is simple AND FUN! Etching can be used for printing processes, as an artifact of art, or for roller print embellishment. It involves a mordant (acid) to etch an image onto metal and a resist to repel the mordant.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Navigating Soldering Product Selection: Reviews, Tips and Recommendations - Originally posted on the Orchid Forum 03/20/2008
SKU: CWX-CBTS10
Navigating Soldering Product Selection: Reviews, Tips and Recommendations - Originally posted on the Orchid Forum 03/20/2008
There are so many soldering products to choose from. Fortunately Cleverwerx is here to help you figure out the right ones to select
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Winning the Juror's Heart - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 09/06/2007
SKU: CWX-CBTS11
Winning the Juror's Heart - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 09/06/2007
Some advice for artists submitting work. What will win a Juror's Heart.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Marketing at Trade Shows - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 09/12/2008
SKU: CWX-CBTS12
Marketing at Trade Shows - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 09/12/2008
My job as Ms. Marketer is to make the most spectacular booth I can with what we have. How do you draw traffic and attention to your booth?
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Achieving the Perfect Fit with a Jewelers Miter Jig Vise - VIDEO
SKU: CWX-MITER
Achieving the Perfect Fit with a Jewelers Miter Jig Vise - VIDEO
One of the more important steps to clean soldering is to pay extra attention beforehand to create the perfect fit between two metals. There are no shortcuts to this process. The Mighty Jewelers Miter Jig Vise to the Rescue.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Insights from Teaching Adult Ed - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 08/03/2009
SKU: CWX-CBTS13
Insights from Teaching Adult Ed - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 08/03/2009
If you are teaching for the hobbyist at the Adult Ed level, then projects should respond to those student’s needs. Here are some things that I've learned.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Fitting Different-sized Flex-shaft Accessories to your H.30 Handpiece- VIDEO
SKU: CWX-HAND
Fitting Different-sized Flex-shaft Accessories to your H.30 Handpiece- VIDEO
Here's a nifty trick for enabling your H.30 Jacob's Chuck Flex-shaft Handpiece to accommodate a wide variety of accessories with different diameters.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
My Pendant and Me - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 08/04/2008
SKU: CWX-CBTS14
My Pendant and Me - Originally posted in the Orchid Forum 08/04/2008
My first piece of jewelry still hangs on the walls of Metalwerx. I like it on the wall. Nobody knows whose it is and there is no name that sits by it.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
 Soldering Tips & Tricks: Attaching Tubes & Posts to Resin Inlay Castings - VIDEO
SKU: CWX-SOLD1
Soldering Tips & Tricks: Attaching Tubes & Posts to Resin Inlay Castings - VIDEO
I've run out of finished resin inlay castings with tubes and posts. What am I to do? Relax, I'll show how I solder them to existing castings.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Perfect Fit - Originally published in the MJSA Journal 4/11
SKU: CWX-MJSA1
Perfect Fit - Originally published in the MJSA Journal 4/11
Joints that fit well make soldering a snap. The next time you need to solder or fuse a bezel, try using a separating disc, which has even abrasive sides, to slice through the bezel stock first.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Attaching a Handpiece to Your Flex-shaft - VIDEO
SKU: CWX-HAND1
Attaching a Handpiece to Your Flex-shaft - VIDEO
I get asked often about how to attach the Handpiece to the Flex-shaft. Here's the trick - spin the flex-shaft as you insert the Handpiece - its self-centering.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
Mint Condition - Originally published in the MJSA Journal 1/10
SKU: CWX-MJSA2
Mint Condition - Originally published in the MJSA Journal 1/10
I'm obsessed with Altoids Mints tins. They make great little storage units for solder, small stones, and findings. But in addition to storing parts and pieces, Altoids tins are an ideal container for rouge polish.
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Manufacturer: Cleverwerx
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