|Author||: Stephen M Goldsmith|
|Publisher||: The Crowood Press|
|Total Pages||: 245|
|Rating||: 4/5 (44 Downloads)|
Download or read book Polishing and Finishing for Jewellers and Silversmiths written by Stephen M Goldsmith and published by The Crowood Press. This book was released on 2019-01-21 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Polishing and finishing is a highly skilled specialist craft; a professional finish will transform a piece of jewellery or silver into a work of art. Written by a leading polisher, this practical book explains the traditional techniques and shares the secrets of this often-underrated craft. The book includes advice on setting up a workshop, tools and compounds; a guide to finishing methods (including satin finish and oxidising); step-by-step examples of polishing bangles, rings and cutlery, as well as finished photographs showcasing a range of exquisite work; tips on best practice for designers, and specific advice for polishing different surfaces and gems. It is an invaluable guide to the process of polishing and finishing - a highly skilled specialist craft- beautifully illustrated with 162 colour photographs showcasing a range of exquisite work.