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My Workshop

Here are a few pictures of my jeweler's workshop...



Primary Workbench
My primary workbench

This bench is in the sunniest part of the shop, and so I find myself spending most of my time here. And it has a nice view of the large oak tree out of the window. Note the polishing machine to the right--this is an important tool for a well-finished and professional product. At the time this picture was taken, I was working on finishing setting a stone into a tapered-bezel ring, although it's hard to tell from the distance the picture was taken.
Soldering Station
Soldering Station

This is where all of the soldering is done, including all of the platinum projects.
Metal Forming Station
Metal Forming Station

The forging, hammering and general metal shaping is usually done at this station. Also in this picture, a part of my recently-purchased jumpringer. I LOVE my jumpringer. It is so much faster than forming jumprings the old way. The bezel punch is also out--I used this to form the tapered bezel for the ring in the previous picture.
Beading Station
Beading Station

This is primarily my beading station. This bench also has a high-speed flexshaft machine, so I also sit here at lot to use burs, polishing wheels and other rotary tools.
Rolling Mills
Rolling Mills

How cool are these rolling mills? I love them both for their utility and their old-fashioned charm. I don't think they make mills quite like this anymore. One mill has smooth rollers for flattening and smoothing metal. The other set of rollers is grooved for making wire.