Workshop tips by Pat
Suggested tools to get you started
of Flatwearable Artisan Jewelry Inc.
Many potential customers ask us what else they might need to get started in making silverware jewelry. Here’s a suggested list. By no means do you need everything on this list to start out. Build your tool choices as you grow and progress.
The items with a * next to them are the most suggested items for the beginner.
Items seen in the Bracelet Construction Tutorial, and where you can purchase them.
HF = Harbor Freight
*1 Ton Arbor Press #3552
*HF Vise # 67039
*Rubber Mallet – Flatwearable.com
*HF Bolt cutter # 41148
*HF Mini grinder # 94071
(Replacement fiber wheels available at Flatwearable.com)
HF bench buffer # 94393
Buffing compounds – Flatwearable.com
*Automatic center punch – Flatwearable.com
HF rotary tool # 68696
*1/16″ drill bits – Flatwearable.com
*HF 5-speed drill press, # 60238
HF drill press vise #30999
Johnson’s Paste Wax, local hardware store purchase
Dura Bull tumbler kit – RioGrande.com
920 polishing compound – Flatwearable.com
Stainless steel shot – Flatwearable.com
Goddard’s Silver Polish Foam, local grocery store purchase
Felt polishing pads for rotary tools, B0097PM17Y @ Amazon
Rubber polisher set, xkj3-ra8121 @ widgetsupply.com
*Round nose, bail making, chain nose, bent chain nose & nylon jaw pliers
can be purchased at local craft stores or many online retailers. We
carry some hand tools at Flatwearable.com
*Steel ring mandrel – Flatwearable.com
Ring mandrel cradle – Flatwearable.com
Renaissance wax polish – Flatwearable.com
Flatware can be purchased at yard sales, estate sales, auctions, flea markets, eBay,
antique stores, co-ops, newspapers, Craigslist, etc.