Goldsmiths Can Cast Easier than Ever

After a quick visit to the Atlanta Jewelry show, I was struck by a significant change.  The smaller scale equipment that has come out in concert with the CAD/Custom jewelry trend puts simple casting in reach of smaller shops than ever. Smaller generally means more...

Ride High On Hydrogen

Let's remember when it's smart to keep the equipment simple and affordable. You the designer or jeweler make far more difference than the equipment does. For torch work in casting hydrogen is far and away the best to actually use. Plenty of heat, and as you dial the...

Investing And Flaskless Casting With Docs

This recipe for Docs was written by Gary Dawson of Gary Dawson Designs. Gary is a master jeweler, caster and CAD teacher. Description: Doc’s Casting Plaster was specially formulated by Marc Robinson some time ago as a vast improvement to existing methods for casting...

Our humble soft launch

Well my friends here we go. I'm so pleased to have Talladium behind me and Docs casting plaster. Much has changed since the initial rollout many years ago. There are far more investment powders and binders than back then. Yet Docs has an essential place in many shops....

Electrum-Is The Past in Your Future, Thanks To The FTC?

By now you have probably heard that we (In the USA) can soon make gold for sale at less than ten karat and call it gold. It's a new ruling from the FTC and details are available at the MJSA Journal. As a career long gold alloy specialist, I admit to dismay...


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