Jennifer Williams


Rawhide Mallets

A Shiny New Rawhide Mallet I love new tools… Except a new rawhide mallet. Sometimes a beat up old tool is better than a new one. A new mallet has a really hard surface and […]

How to fix a dented hammer

Despite our best efforts, hammers get dented from time to time. Goldsmith, planishing, and forging hammers all require smooth, polished faces to work as intended. These types of hammers can be very expensive to replace, […]

Cleaning wax off files

Wax carving is fun, until the files start to get gummed up with wax. In the studio, since many of the tools here are shared, our files and burs require occasional cleaning that a file […]

Oct, 06

SCAD jewelry at The Limited

Wow, it was so exciting to see this on The Limited’s website. Everyone who took this class worked really hard and it was so great to see our pieces in person, and featured online! These […]

Sep, 23

Customizing an automatic center punch

Creating a small divot on your metal before drilling a hole makes the task much easier. The indentation prevents your drill bit from dancing around the surface of your piece, causing unsightly scratches. Traditionally, this […]

Aug, 20

Removing Rust

Working in humid climates is tough on steel tools. Despite checking for rust and oiling tools once a week, some tools still end up with light surface rust. Frequent handling, damp metal, and pickle splashes […]

Jul, 27

Fixing Dents on Steel Stakes

Working as a metals and jewelry shop monitor at an educational institution means frequently fixing damaged tools. Inexperienced students, as expected, often make mistakes that result in damaged tools and equipment. The items that require […]

Jul, 26

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