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Engine Turning
File Sharpening
Laser Cutting
Silver Restoration
Tool & Die Makers

Glass Blowing
Mirrors Beveled
Mirrors Resilvered
Model Making
Teapot Handles
Wood Bases

Knife Blades
Nuts & Bolts
Precious Metals
Steel Stamps

Book Dealers
Dust Collectors
Metal Cleaning
Metal Working Tools
Photo Supplies
Plating Supplies
Safety Supplies
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Contracted Services (Metal)


AU Enterprises
23077, Suite LL60, Southfield, MI 48075
High quality platinum caster offering numerous platinum alloys depending on your requirements. They also cast gold alloys. The owner, Joe Repanshek, is a great communicator, pleasant to deal with, and knows the business well.

Maiden Foundry
16600 SE 362nd St., Sandy, OR 97055
800/422-8852, 503/668-8097
Specializing in fine silver & bronze casting. Catalog available.

RaceCar Jewelry Co.
PO Box 10327, Cranston, RI 02910
401/461-7803, Web site
Daniel Grandi produces outstanding quality castings in gold, silver, bronze, and pewter. Complete finishing services on-site.


1340 Hartford Ave., Johnston, RI  02919
401/944-6657, Alex Belykh, , Wed site
One-of-a-kind and mass-production electroforming over plastic, wax & other materials. Holloware a specialty.

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Bentley Hand Engraving
June through September: 12180 HWY 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 920/854-2787, Cell: 434/962-8628 October through May: PO Box 178, Free Union, VA 22940, Tel/Fax: 434/978-4575, Cell: 434/962-8628, , Web site
George Bentley's engraving has beautiful flowing lines with an amazing attention to detail and precision. Visit his Web site for examples of his work.

Rose Duke
Talisman Design Diverse Arts
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
410/243-2454, , Web site
Rose has been involved in hand engraving since 1979, having worked for the Kirk Stieff Silver Company & J. Jenkins & Son Emblematic Jewelry. She does all types of precious metal engraving on flatware, holloware, trophies, and jewelry. Her repertoire includes lettering, ornamental work, and crest & seal work. She also does bright cutting, having started out as one of Stieff's Lady Claire & Betsy Patterson flatware engravers.

Mitch Moschetti, Fine Hand Engraving
Asheville, NC, 828/891-4305, , Web site
Hand engraver since 1981. Experienced in all decorative styles, your design or mine. Traditional scrollwork & lettering are specialties on all metals & articles, incl. jewelry, musical instruments, vessels, Judaica, etc. Small production runs are welcome (in fact, with the right project they're pretty much my 'happy place'!).

Cynthia Sims Kirkland
10428 CR 2332, Terrell, TX 75160
972/524-8578, Fax also available (call first)
Creator of fine "master quality" designs for the hand and machine engraver. Though not an engraver, herself, Cynthia has been a professional illustrator for nearly thirty years. She can create highly detailed designs for engraving on holloware, flatware, jewelry, cutlery, etc. As well as beautifully executed names, monograms, ciphers, and initials, her work includes engraveable line illustrations of portraits and pets, scenery and display images for presentations and awards, recreating company and corporate logos, and an exclusive line of elaborately detailed Coats of Arms and Crests, which she researches herself. Graphics can be provided as digital files to upload to the latest engraving machines. Very reasonable prices quoted per "project."

J.C. Randell
5006 N. Bannen Rd., Spokane, WA 99216
509/891-5115, , Web site
J.C. specializes in the ornamentation of the Jaeger-LeCoultre "Reverso". He also adorns other objects requiring fine and highly detailed decoration.

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Engine Turning

Titus Engraving & Stone Setting
44 Washington St., Plainville, MA 02762
Engine turning is engraving on a two- or three-dimensional surface with a diamond stylus cutting very specific designs, mostly linear. You've probably seen examples engine turning on card cases, money clips, and dresserware.

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International Etching, Inc.
7 Ninigret Ave., Providence, RI 02907
Photo etching in gold, sterling, & base metals. Brochure available.

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File Sharpening

Boggs Tool Processing & File Sharpening Co.
14100 Orange Ave., Paramount, CA 90723
800/547-5244, 562/634-1081, Fax: 562/634-0839, Web site
Sharpening of all types of hand files, rasps, burrs, end mills, routers, countersinks, counterbores, spot facers, and reamers to .005 inch for a fraction of the cost for new. Ask for their FREE sharpening coupon. Brochure available.

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Laser Cutting

FineLaserCut Job Shop
151 West 46th Street Suite 1402, New York NY 10036
212/302-6073, Fax: 212/302-7075, Web site
Fine Laser Cut Company offers unique ability to laser cut silver (sterling or fine). Laser cutting process is the remarkable new way to get the custom parts you need. Laser cutting is a very cost and time efficient manufacturing method to cut irregular shapes in most metals. The laser cutting process gives an ability to cut complicated and anfractuous details, not achieved by other processes.

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R.O. Jette Antique Restoration
38 Vine St., Franklin, MA 02038
High quality gold & silver plating, polishing & lacquering. Specializing in restoration of plated holloware and flatware, as well as decorative and high end production. Gold or silver is always heavily plated directly over the base metal. No base layer such as nickel or copper will ever be used.

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Arch Enterprises
One Arch Drive Mexico, Missouri 65265
800/835-0478, 573/581-3110, Web site
Highly qualified precious metal refiner of gold, silver, & platinum in the United States.

David H. Fell & Company, Inc.
PO Box 910952, Los Angeles, CA 90091
800/822-1996, Fax: 323/722-6567, Web site
For nearly 40 years small artisans and large manufacturers have trusted David H. Fell & Company with refining their precious metals. Our melting and analysis processes use the most modern equipment, operated by experienced personnel, giving you more for your material. Visit our Web site for a list of items that we are able to process and settlement options.

Geib Refining Corp.
399 Kilvert St., Warwick, RI 02886
800/228-4653, 401/738-8560, Web site
Family run refiners of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium. Excellent reputation.

Pyromet 999
5 Commerce Drive, Aston, PA 19014
610/497-1743, , Web site
Leading silver refiner and silver manufacturer in the nation. Supplies customers with the best refining returns and high quality silver products. Manufactures custom silver products available in 99.9% pure silver including silver anodes, rounds, rods, wire shot and more.

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Retinning & Copper Repair
525 West 26th St., New York, NY 10001
212/244-4896, Web site
Restorers of fine cookware since 1916.

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Silver Restoration

Jeffrey Herman Silver Restoration & Conservation
PO Box 786, West Warwick, RI 02893
401/461-6840, Fax: 401/461-6841, Web site
For outstanding museum quality work on all types of sterling and coin silver. Informative Web site.


Fisk Industries Inc.
100 John Dietsch Blvd., PO Box 1228, Attleboro Falls, MA 02763
508/695-3661, Fax: 508/695-4815, Web site
Specializing in providing contract soldering on any type of silver items.  We have furnace and torch soldering capabilities. No job is too small for us.  Please call for a quotation.

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All Spun Metal Products, Inc.
1877 Busse Hwy., Des Plains, IL 60016
847/824-4117, Fax: 847-824-0419
Spinning of sterling, brass, copper, stainless, mild steel, exotic metals, aluminum, etc. Maximum sheet thickness capacities are .180" for sterling, copper, brass, and aluminum, and 125" for stainless and mild steel with a maximum diameter of 60". Also with heat treating and polishing facilities.

Michael Johnston Hand Spun Metals
125 2nd. St. S.E., Plainview, MN 55964
507/534-3202, , Web site
Hand Spun Metals provides custom spun products in copper, brass, silver, aluminum, or mild steel.

Bob McNee
380 Tremont St., Taunton, MA 02780
Spinner of one-of-a-kind & limited production holloware. Steel & wooden chucks.

Nechamkin Silver Studios, LLC
c/o Sphere Construction, 219 Route 206, South Andover, NJ 07821
973/786-0013, , Web site
Providing custom hand spun silver, copper, brass, and pewter hollowware, from a single part order to small batch production. No job too small.

Tatem Manufacturing Co.
PO Box 25189, Greenville, SC 29616
864/288-9460, Fax: 864/288-2944
Spinning chuck materials in laminated hardwoods & synthetics.

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Kennedy Incorporated
21 Circuit Dr., North Kingstown, RI 02852
401/295-7800, Fax: 401/295-4844, , Web site
Specializing in the coining, stamping, and machining of sterling silver.

Tool & Die Makers

Bianco Tool and Die
177 Sherburne St., Providence, RI 02905
Contract tool and die shop offering design, prototypes, and tooling to the silverware industry.

C & W Steel Stamp Co.
231  Georgia Ave., Providence, RI 02905
401/941-6311, 800/838-4233, Fax: 401/781-4884, , Web Site
Steel Stamps, Hubs and Dies

Steelhead Tool & Die, Inc.
6870 Minnick Rd. Lockport, NY 14094
716/434-6870, 716/434-6462, Fax: 716/438-3220, , Web site
John Roos is a highly skilled tool & die maker / machinist whose career began more than 20 years ago.  He specializes in contour turning in the production of spin chucks and hydroform punches providing expertise in tool & die design and production.  M&M spin, autospin, split chucks, etc.; trim & pierce dies, blank dies, form dies, window dies as well as highly skilled machining of jigs & fixtures.  Steelhead is the exclusive tool maker for one of the leading silversmiths in the world as well as for several leading manufacturers in the lighting industry.

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A.T. Wall Co.
55 Service Ave., Warwick, RI 02886
401/739-0740, Fax: 401/732-5784, , Web site
Made-to-order gold, sterling, & base metal tubing in any size and shape. Brochure & samples available.

34 West 46th St., New York, NY 10036
888//944-0909, 212/944-0909, Fax: 212/944-0644
Stock sterling large diameter tubing up to 2" diameter round, .750" square.

Swest, Inc.
11090 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75229
800/527-5057, Fax: 800/441-5162
Stock sterling tubing up to 1" diameter.

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Contracted Services (Miscellaneous)


Johnson Brush Co. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
58 Orne St., N. Attleboro, MA 02760
508/695-9122, Fax: 508/695-5923, Web site
Handmade bristle wheel brushes, and brass, nickel, and steel wire wheel brushes. Brochure available.

Woonsocket Brush Co. (Updated 3/18/2006)
167 Mad River Canoe Rd., PO Box 1330, Waitsfield, VT 05673
802/496-7131, Fax: 802/496-9161
Handmade hair brushes for silver restorers.

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Glass Blowing

Rt. 6A, Box 515, Sagamore, MA 02561
Contract glass blowing of liners, salts, ice buckets, etc. Brochure available.

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Eastwind Lapidary
PO Box 302, Windsor, VT 05089
They custom cut and carry a large selection facet-grade cabs and free-form cuts in various materials.

Fritz Mohr GMBH Co. KG
168 Edmond Dr., Warwick, RI 02886
German lapidary offering custom cut nodes, finials, handles, etc. Brochure available.

Mystic Merchant
10550 Fox Ridge Rd., Semmes, AL 36575
334/645-9081, , Web site
Source for psilomelane, Pietersite, ruby in zoisite & other gem stones, stock & custom cut by Bill Mason.

V&O Lapidary
1521 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125
206/364-9278, , Web site
V&O handcrafts fine gemstone cabochons, specializing in unusual shapes for your wearable art jewelry.

Louis Wackler Gems
550 South 46th St., Boulder, CO 80305
Custom gem carving of goblets, bowls & finials, ornamental hardwood turning, and engine turning.

Mirrors Beveled

Williams Art Glass
22 North Washington St., Oxford, MI  48371
248/628-1111,Fax: 248/628-8398,   Web site
Carrying on a tradition of centuries old hand beveling and polishing. Our abilities enable us to remove scratches and chips in most cases. Old plate glass is also available for restoration of clear beveled pieces having a green or yellow tint when viewed edged wise (new glass is blue viewed edge wise) producing bevels indistinguishable from those made centuries ago.  We do not do stoop shouldered clock faces. Call or E-mail 248-628-1111, or visit our web site at

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Mirrors Resilvered

Alchemy Resilvering
1766 Laurel Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104,

Heritage Furniture Restoration
7849 Pratt Lake Ave. SE, Alto, MI 49302

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Model Making

Acropolis Studios, Inc.
75 Russe Street, Unit 8
Cranston, RI  02910
401/464-9601, Fax: 401/461-9690, , Web site
Offering CAD/CAM and traditional modelmaking services. We combine the latest technology with traditional craftmanship to produce models of the highest quality and artistic integrity. For more information check our Web site.
300 N. Clippert St., Ste. 1, Lansing, MI. 48912
Specializing in custom Signet Rings and Logo jewelry.

Elsbecker Design Studio
215 Shady Lea Rd., #213, North Kingstown, RI 02852
elsbecker (at) 
Model making & sculpting for holloware and other consumer items.

Karen Mangold
PO Box 2315, Bandera, Texas 78003
Commissioned wax model making/carving for silversmiths and metalsmiths (mostly wildlife figures).

117 Old River Rd.
Lincoln, RI  02816
401/333-1662, 401/286-3262, , Web site
Outstanding figurative model making and designing.

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Dean Powell Photography (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
217 California St., Newton, MA 02158
617/969-6813, Fax: 617/969-7381
Outstanding product photographer, especially reflective objects. Brochure available.

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Teapot Handles

Precision Woodcrafts | Hills Products
PO Box 55, Candia, NH 03034-0055
800/247-2018 (Outside New Hampshire), Tel: 603/483-5900 (Inside New Hampshire), Fax: 603-483-2516 / Web site

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Products (Metal)


Wiesner Manufacturing Co. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
55 Access Rd., Warwick, RI 02886
401/421-2406, Fax: 401/421-2467
Karat gold, gold-filled, and sterling chain. Wiesner carries an outstanding selection of "silversmiths' chain" in addition to other styles.

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Ronald Pratt Co.
10 Industrial Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864
Gold & sterling no-hole balls and small quantities of round tubing. Brochure available.

Stonewall Industries/Samuel Moore & Co.
4 Edward St., Providence, RI 02904
Bob Jackson, the owner, produces hundreds of fancy wires, flat stock, etc.

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Knife Blades

PO Box 175, Merrick, NY 11566
516/546-4799, Fax: 516/546-4485, Web site
Large selection of stainless knife blades for hollow handles plus imitation tortoise combs. Catalog available.

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Nuts & Bolts

All-Stainless, Inc.
75 Research Rd., Hingham, MA 02043
Screws, rivets, nuts, bolts, washers, nails, threaded rod, etc. Catalog available.

J.I. Morris
394 Elm St., Southbridge, MA 01550
Miniature nuts and bolts sold by the gross.

Small Parts, Inc.
PO Box 381736, Miami, FL 33238
Stainless & brass screws, nuts, bolts, threaded rod, tubing, & plastics. Catalog available.

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Precious Metals

PO Box 385, Morton Grove, IL 60053
Offering a new type of sterling casting grain that is virtually tarnish free, has less porosity, and is harder than regular sterling. Brochure available.

David H. Fell & Company, Inc.
PO Box 910952, Los Angeles, CA 90091
800/822-1996, Fax: 323/722-6567, Web site
Our company provides the artisan silversmith with sterling and fine silver products, as well as gold and platinum metals. We offer a selection of silver formulations for casting clean and porosity free pieces of any size or shape. Sheet and wire are available in a range of thicknesses and dimensions to suit your fabrication needs.

G&S Metals, Inc. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
PO Box 1432, Ann Arbor, MI 48107
800/852-3860, 734/662-9344,  Fax: 877/662-6881, 734/662-6881, , Web site
Gold, silver, platinum casting grain may be purchased assorted by like metals to achieve maximum quantity price breaks.  Sheet, wires, and, sizing stock also combine for quantity price breaks.

Hoover & Strong
10700 Trade Rd., Richmond, VA 23236
800/759-9997, Fax: 800/616-9997, Web site
Sterling, fine silver, and reticulation silver (80/20) sheet, wire, casting grain, solder, findings, etc.

M. Swift & Sons, Inc.
10 Love Ln., Hartford, CT 06141
800/628-0380, 860/522-1181, Fax: 860/249-5934
Manufacturers of silver & gold leaf. Also stocking gilding supplies. Brochure available.

Stonewall Industries, Inc.
33 Northrup Ave.
Providence, RI 02904
401/861-4008, Fax: 401/861-2170, Web site
Specializing in custom sterling sheet, shaped wire, and fancy wire.

T.B. Hagstoz & Son Inc. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
709 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
800/922-1006, 215/922-1627, Web site
Gold, silver, and gold-filled sheet, wire, and findings.

United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.
781 Townline Rd., Alden, NY 14004
800/999-FINE, Fax: 800/533-6657, Web site
United offers a full line of deoxidized Super Sterling casting alloys. Deoxidized Sterling Silver is tarnish resistant and has better reusability then traditional sterling silver. Visit our web site for a complete list of United's products and services.

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Stan Rubinstein Assoc.
56 Leonard St., #2, Foxboro, MA 02035
508/543-4111, 800/545-4570, Fax: 508/543-3191, Web site
Solder Wire & Paste, Silver Brazing Paste & Wire, Gold Brazing Paste & Wire, Fluxes, Dispensers and Accessories, Adhesives, Epoxies, Brazing Torches, Ultrasonic Cleaners, Soldering and Brazing Boards.

Stellar Technical Products
707 E. Gardena Blvd, Gardena, CA 90248
310/660-0140, Toll-Free: 888/765 3371, , Web site
Supplier of Fry "Low-Temp" Lead-Free Solder Wire (281F), Oster Lead-Free Pewter Sheet, and Fry Tin-Based Pewter Sheet & Casting Bar. General supplier of Alpha / Fry "soft solders" and stocking distributor of a wide variety of soldering equipment.

Turbo Braze Corporation
687 Lehigh Ave., Union, NJ 07083
800/526-4932, 908/687-1030, Fax: 908/687-2786
Turbo Braze is a primary manufacturer of Brazing Alloys. They manufacture a complete line of Gold-Nickel Alloys, Low Temperature Silver Brazing Alloys, and Cadmium Free Silver Alloys in paste, wire and powder form. They also offer Copper-Phosphorous Alloys, Lead Free and Soft Solder Alloys in paste and powder.

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Steel Marking Stamps

Henry A. Evers Corp. 
72 Oxford St., Providence, RI 02905
401/781-4767, 800/553-8377, , Web site

Microstamp Corporation
2770 East Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91107
800/243-3543, 626/793-9489, Fax: 626/793-9491
Steel marking stamps down to .30mm!

MRB Jewelers Supply Corp. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
2404 Fifth St., Fort Lee, NJ 07024
201/461-6472, Fax: 201/461-2942
Custom steel name and logo stamps. 

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Reactive Metals Studio
PO Box 890, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
800/976-3434, 928/634-3434, Web site
Good source for Sparkie fusion welder, anodizers, titanium/niobium, ready made mokume, etc.

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Products (Miscellaneous)


Dedeco International
Rt. 97 Long Eddy, New York, NY 12760
800/431-3022, 914/887-4840
Outstanding selection of exotic abrasives for the flexible shaft. Catalog available.

Edward H. Best & Company
1076 Washington St., Hanover, MA 02339
781/826-0291, Fax: 781/826-0294
Jeffrey Herman: I discovered a unique resource for seamless felt rolls and belts for use with abrasive compounds: Edward H. Best & Company. I ordered 2" x 32" belts for my belt sander to buff and polish sterling letter openers with 5"-long by 1"- diameter handles. Why didn't I simply use regular muslin buffs? Because the handles had raised parallel ribs going down their entire length. Using a long-fiber, wheel-type buff would have allowed its cotton fibers to drag into the low-lying areas which were less than 1/32" below the surface! The incised lines were sandblasted to contrast with the highly polished ribs.

These felt belts were exactly what I needed for this finishing dilemma. I used one belt for tripoli, one for white diamond, and the other for rouge. The relatively flat and taut surface of the belts allowed me to safely refinish the letter openers without harm to the sandblasted areas. Each belt cost $24.50. They can make the more common 1" x 48" belts for $19.30 each, and can manufacture diameters up to 25", lengths up to 120", and thicknesses from 1/8" to 1/4". Their minimum order is $75, with an approximate delivery of two weeks. All belts are made-to-order. For a brochure, contact Carl S. Johnson, Vice President.

Massasoit Tool Co. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
110 Minnesota Ave, Warwick, RI 02888
3M abrasive products including abrasive sheets, discs, belts, flap wheels, brushes, and Scotch Brite wheels & pads.

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Book Dealers Specializing in Silver

J.M. Cohen Rare Books (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
2 Karin Ct., New Paltz, NY 12561
914/883-9720, Fax: 914/883-9142
Decorative and applied art books. Also offers an extensive collection of out-of-print silver and jewelry books.

Joslin Hall Rare Books (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
PO Box 516, Concord, MA 01742
508/371-3101, Fax: 508/371-6445,
Rare and out of print books and titles they publish including Antique Silver Servers by Professor B. Seymour Rabinovitch. A catalog specifically devoted to silver has been compiled.

SM Publications (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
353 West 56th St., Suite 7A, New York, NY 10019
212/246-5060, Fax: 212/246-5216,
The Book of Silver, Flatware Silver Marks & Patterns, and The Guide to Evaluating Gold & Silver Objects.

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Dust Collectors

ARBE Machine Mfg. ,Inc.
54 Allen Blvd, Farmingdale, NY 11735
631/756-2477, , Web site
A Family owned and operated business since 1975 ARBE Machine Mfg. is the industry's leading manufacturer of jewelry polishing and casting equipment. Providing a complete line of the strongest dust collectors made in the U.S.A.  ARBE Machine also works closely with customers special needs to fabricate custom buffing hoods and accessories.

Billrich Industries, Inc. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
PO Box 201, Fanwood, NJ 07023
908/233-7796, Fax: 908/233-7340, Web site
Billrich is an authorized distributor of the entire Handler Manufacturing line of processing equipment for the metalsmith.  We carry a full line of dust collection equipment (from single work station to multi-position 3 and 5 HP units), grinders & polishing lathes, bench top polishing units, larger floor model polishing units, jewelers' hoods, hand pieces, flexible shaft motors and lappers, and much more.  Visit our Web site to see Handler’s complete line of products.

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Thompson Enamels, 650 Colfax Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073
Enamels, gold foil for Keum-Boo.

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Polychem Corp.
20 Fifth St., Cranston, RI 02910
All types of epoxy in various colors and curing times.

Technical Resin Packaging Inc.
8901 Wyoming Ave. North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
612/424-7959, Fax: 612/425-3793
Wide range of epoxy products and dispensing systems. Catalog available.

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H & N Electronics (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
10937 Rome Beauty Dr., California City, CA 93505
760/373-8033, Fax: 760/373-1870, , Web site
Organic, water soluble soft soldering flux in liquid or gel form. Plus a NEW and very unique brazing and silver soldering paste flux which embodies "an entirely new chemical principle". It differs widely from ordinary silver solder fluxes. It is neutral - not acid - absolutely non-corrosive - will not burn hand or skin. It eliminates all occupational hazards which are inherent in acid fluxes.

Nventa Incorporated
6619 East Paradise Ln., Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5603
800/535-4980, , Web site
Nventa Incorporated is the leading manufacturer of premium jewelry care products and innovative solutions for the jewelry industry. Innovative Products such as Firescoff, SparkleSONIC, and SparkleSparkle Premium Jewelry Cleaners are the preferred choice by top jewelers, appraisers, and gemologists for use on the world's finest jewelry.

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David Warther Carvings
PO Box 6, Dover, OH 44622
330/343-1865, Web site
Outstanding carver of LEGAL ivory.

David Warther's Guitar Parts & More
PO Box 6, Dover, OH 44622
330/343-1865, Web site
Supplier of bone and ancient ivory parts with a focus on guitars and other musical instruments. Also provides parts and raw materials for coffee and teapots, furniture, knives, cue sticks, gun grips and other disciplines where bone or ivory is found in utilitarian and artistic applications.

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PO Box 571, Wells, ME 04090
A great place for leather for crafting objects.

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Metal Cleaning

CD Nelson Manufacturing Co. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
27421 North Darrell Rd., Wauconda, IL 60084
847/487-4870, Fax: 847/487-8473, Web site
Steamshine & Jewelshine® steam cleaners, Jewelshine® ultrasonics, and accessories. Great long vinyl coated stainless tongs!

US Polymerically Corp.
PO Box 268, Spring Valley, NY 10977
800/431-2072, 914/356-5530
Environmentally safe degreaser for removing buffing compounds. Brochure available.

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Metalworking Tools, Supplies & Equipment

Your most valuable tool in the office!

Allcraft Tool & Supply Co. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
135 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10036
800/645-7124, 212/279-7077
Metalsmithing tools, supplies, equipment, and non-precious metals.

Barbara J. McCartin
PO Box 191, North Sutton, NH 03260
Great handmade welded steel hydraulic 20-ton press for 200. plus shipping. A superb price.

Bonny Doon Engineering, Inc.
250 Tassett Court, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
800/995-9962, Fax: 408/423-1605, , Web site
The best hydraulic press system around for goldsmiths and small studios.

Casting Specialties
W 51 N 545 Struck Ln., Cedarburg, WI 53012
Cast semi-steel hammer set; unfinished (94.), also set of T stakes, 8 for @$130, and vertical set at @$102. The price is right even if the service may be a little loose.

Covell Creative Metalworking
106 Airport Boulevard, Freedom, CA 95019
800/747-4631, 831/768-0705,
Selection of fine-quality metalworking tools they sell by mail order all over the world. They also have excellent instructional videotapes covering many aspects of metalworking. Send $1 for their catalog.

DeArmond Tool
PO Box 30684 Amarillo, TX 79120
806/381-8898, , Web site
Offering CNC Mills, Software & Services to jewelers around the world. We can sell you the CNC setup you need or we can work for you! Price quotes on Services and Equipment by request.

Eastwood Company
580 Lancaster Avenue, Box 3014, Malvern, PA 19355
Delrin hammers, metal, and body working tools.

Gold International Machinery Corp. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
PO Box 998, Pawtucket, RI 02862
800/619-GOLD, 401/724-3200,
One of the largest used machinery dealers in the country, Gold offers new and used machinery and equipment for the manufacturing jeweler and silversmith.

Harbor Freight Salvage
3491 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010
Cheap drill sets, 12-ton press under $130, tarps, free freight, goods are returnable.

Industrial Pipe and Steel
9936 E. Rush St. South, El Monte, CA 91733
Machine tools for metal-working of all kinds, cheap quality miniature lathes.

Micro-Mark, 340 Snyder Ave., Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Neat miniature model-making tools, cute power tools, great sales on drill bits, and odd tools.

MSC Industrial Supply Co., 151 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview, NY 11803
800/645-7008, 718/352-6200
Outstanding selection of discounted machinist tools & supplies. Catalog available.

Nautitool, 196 Wycoff St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
800/822-3620, 718/852-3620
This manufacturer of stainless steel hand tools also offer custom made tools.

Newall Manufacturing Co. Inc. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
30 E. Adam St., Chicago, IL 60603
800/621-6296, 312/236-2789
Metalsmithing tools and supplies, and gold and sterling findings.

Polishers & Jewelers Supply Corp. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
675 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02909
401/454-2888, Fax: 401/454-2889, , Web site
Offers a vast product line of jewelry manufacturing supplies, jewelers tools & equipment, metal finishing supplies and hobby supplies.

Potter USA
9930 E Basque Pl., Tucson, AZ  
520/751-6324, , Web site
We manufacture steel T-stakes, mushroom stakes, anvils and hydraulic presses for metalsmiths. We also offer urethane and a variety of tooling for hydraulic presses, as well as stamping dies and shearing dies.  All are made by us in the USA. Our tools are also available online through Otto Frei.

Premier Roll & Tool Inc.
10 Alice W. Agnew Dr., Attleboro Falls, MA 02763
Great resource for patterned rollers, roller resurfacing, and inexpensive bench top Roll-Tools. Brochure available.

18205 83rd Ave NE, Kenmore WA 98028-2820
206-499-3680 fax is425-489-0569,
World class Export Grade 20 ton hydraulic press system for Schools, gold & silver smiths, and small production studios. Mold and die making services from art to part.

Providence File Co. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
376 Dry Bridge Rd. Unit 3, North, Kingstown, RI 02852
866/282-3453, 401/294-7575, Fax: 401/294-7261,
40% off all files. They stock every type imaginable, including Swiss pattern, rifflers, needle & hand files, and special purpose files.

Remington Machinery Sales
44143 Groesbeck Hwy., Clinton Twp., MI 48036
810/465-6946, Fax: 810/465-7408
8 different size anvils for sale.150lb. anvil made in England: $150.

Sassounian Inc. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
716 South Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90014
800/544-4419, 213/627-1206

Sheffield's Knifemakers Supply
PO Box 141, Deland, FL 32721
Tool steel, stainless, exotic woods, composites for knife handles plus supplies. Catalog available.

4207 Leas SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Pancake die makers.

Stan Rubinstein Assoc.
56 Leonard St., Unit #2, Foxboro, MA 02067
800/545-4570, 508/543-4111, , Web site
Distributors and manufacturer of silver soldering wire and pastes. We also carry fluxes and dispensing equipment. We also have a H20 welder which is excellent for working with small silver jewelry pieces.

T.B. Hagstoz & Son Inc. (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
709 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
800/922-1006, 215/922-1627, Web site
Metalsmithing tools, supplies, equipment, and findings.

Vulcan Forge Blacksmith Shop
24 Wesson Rd., Lancaster, NH 03584
603/788-4432, Fax: 603/788-2792,
Manufacture of tongs, scrapers, skimmers, and custom products for the precious metal refining industry. Catalog available on request.

Williams Low Buck Tools
4175 California, Norco, CA 91760
Stock car building tools, great prices on sturdy tools, lever punch press for standard dies.

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Photography Supplies

890 Supreme Dr., Bensenville, IL 60106
800/225-8638, 708/860-7458
Outstanding 200-page catalog of photographic equipment and supplies. Excellent technical support.

Ellenco (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
PO Box 159, Tijeras, NM 87059
Proslide II Data Base & Labeling program and 35mm Window Slide Labels and Strip Labels.

Icon Distribution
3956 Town Center Blvd. Suite 122, Orlando, FL 32837
800/801-2128, 407/944-3875, Fax: 407/44-0408, , Web site
Discounts of 50% and more off retail for Clear File's entire line of storage products including Archival Plus and Archival Classic slide, print, and negative storage pages.

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Northwest Pitchworks
1317 Roland St., Bellingham, WA 98226
360/715-1772, , Web site
NWP sells pitch for chasing and repoussé. We make three grades of pitch: medium, soft, and hard. The medium is the most popular and versatile grade. We are striving to keep a good back stock of all grades but at times we do run out of one or the other. It is best to make all orders as early as possible to insure that you get the pitch you need at the time you need it. We guarantee satisfaction with our pitch. In certain cases we can also make extenders to help customize pitch that may need to be made softer or harder due to some special use. All three grades are compatible if customers wish to mix and match make their own custom grade. Pitch (all grades) costs $8 per pound plus the cost of shipping. We generally ship via the US Postal Service but can send pitch via UPS if so desired. Currently NWP is unable to take credit card orders. All orders must be paid for with checks or money orders. If you let us know how much pitch you would like and what your zip code is we can let you know the shipping cost. Orders can be sent to us at the address shown above. Pitch should usually be delivered within 3 to 4 days of us receiving your order.

Pitch It To You, A Division of A Copper Rose Metal Art
PO Box 212, Dunlap, CA 93621
559/338-0748, 877/685-7467, , Web site
"Pitch It To You" offers a nice pine rosin based medium grade chasers pitch.  I am a working metal artist. I make and use this pitch myself. There are NO animal products or petroleum products used in this pitch recipe.  This pitch has a low / even melting temperature and cools quickly to touch.  It softens satisfactorily for relief work, yet firms nicely for chasing / planishing work. This pitch has great adhesion to the metal, yet releases the metal easily with minimal heat and leaves minimal pitch residue behind. It has a low, yet pleasant odor and produces minimal smoke when burning off any residual residue. Offering quantity and shipping discounts.

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Plating Supplies & Equipment

Cohler Enterprises, Inc.
101 North Haven St., Baltimore, Md 21224
410/342-1400, Web site
Manufacturers of silver, rhodium, and gold plating solutions. Our newest line of silver plating solutions comes out of the tank shiny and bright. No polishing or buffing necessary. Check out our line of the finest conductivity paints on the market today for silver electroforming.

Technic, Inc.
1 Spectacle St., Cranston, RI 02910
Precious and non-precious metal chemicals and plating equipment. Technic is one of the world's largest manufacturers of plating solutions, anodes, and equipment.

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Safety Supplies
1501 KDF Dr., Three Rivers, MI 49093
269/273-2850 ext. 7000
Distributor of ANSI Z87+ and CSA Z94.3 safety glasses, bifocal safety glasses, welding safety glasses and goggles, dielectric safety glasses, laser safety glasses, splash goggles, dust goggles, face shields, etc.

Safety Source Northeast (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
111 Pennsylvania Ave, Warwick, RI 02888
800/354-6113, 401/736-8774
Safety equipment including ear plugs, muffs, safety glasses, goggles, first aid kits, rubber gloves, cotton polishing gloves, respirators, aprons, etc.

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Silver Care

Cutlery Specialties (SAS discounter: see Member Benefits)
6819 S.E. Sleepy Hollow Lane, Stuart, FL 34997
772/219-0436, Fax: 772/219-7674, , Web site
U.S. agent for Renaissance wax/polish, Pre-Lim metal surface cleaner, Vulpex soap, Renaissance metal decorroder, Groomstick archival small surface cleaner, and other restoration, conservation, & preservation products. Brochure available.

Barbara Dunn's Designer Liners
146 21st Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32962
Holloware and flatware bags and rolls. Using exclusively Pacific Silvercloth.

Eureka Maufacturing Co.
PO Box AW, Norton, MA 02766
800/376-8209, 508/285-9881
Tarnish resistant flannel bags, rolls, and yardage. Also manufacturs silverware chests. Brochure available.

Judd Paper Co.
92 Race St., Holyoke, MA 01040
413/534-5661, Web site
Kleenex®-type tissue, 750 two-ply sheets (20" x 30"): $116. plus shipping.

Joe Kleinhans
3806 School Rd., Apt. A, Madison, WI 53704
Custom made cases for holloware in a variety of hardwoods and coverings.

The October Co., Inc.
51 Ferry Street, Easthampton MA 01027
800/628-9346, Fax: 413/527-0091
An excellent source for anti-tarnish fabric and velvet linings for the cutlery, jewelry and special products trade. Products include yardage, components and complete custom size linings for the protection of special items. Brochure available.

Web site
SilverGuard offers a variety of products to aid you in keeping your silver jewelry, flatware, trays, and hollowware tarnish-free.  All of our products are made or lined with Pacific Silvercloth®, an exclusive material that is embedded with thousands of particles of silver. These particles absorb tarnish-producing gases, keeping your silver articles clean and shining between uses.

University Products, Inc.
517 Main St., Holyoke, MA 01041-0101
800/762-1165, 413/532-9431
Great source for archival materials for photograph and slide storage, frames & matting, conservation papers, displays and storage equipment, books & videos, and conservation tools & equipment. Catalog available. Pricing on some items can be high.

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Carlisle Machine Works
PO Box 746, Millville, NJ 08332
800/922-1167, 609/825-0627, , Web site
Great selection of large and small soldering torches for holloware and jewelry. Catalog available.

Smith Equipment
2601 Lockheed Ave., Watertown, SD 57201
800/843-7912, 605/882-3200, , Web site
Oxyacytelene torches.

Wastwater Treatment

Bel Air Environmental
110 Byfield St., Warwick, RI 0288
401/781-4408, Fax: 401/781-4498, , Web site
AQUA­SAFE... A quick, economical, one-step wastewater treatment equipment technology that encapsulates and then removes metals, oils and contaminants from aqueous waste streams. The product and equipment is easy to use and makes wastewater treatment equipment an inexpensive alternative.

Wood Bases

Precision Woodcrafts | Hills Products
PO Box 55, Candia, NH 03034-0055
800-247-2018 (Outside New Hampshire), Tel: 603/483-5900 (Inside New Hampshire), Fax: 603/483-2516 / Web site

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