Rio Grande 2014 Tools and Equipment Catalog - page 782

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Mass Finishing
Loading Rotary Barrels for Metal...............419
Loading Rotary Barrels For Metal & Stones 419
Selecting the Solution To Fit Your Needs.......414
Stationary or Tumble Dump?......................420
Tips for a Great Seal........................................419
Measuring
Accurate Ring-Sizing.....................................214
Brown & Sharp Gauge Thicknesses .........200
Common Conversions..................................200
Converting Inches to Millimeters.............208
Gauge Equivalents.........................................211
Measurement Conversion Table ...............200
Measurement Equivalents ..........................200
Temperature Conversions ...........................200
What Is a Carat?...............................................207
Metal Clay
Good Ventilation: Always a Good Idea...706
Paint It Gold With Aura 22...........................680
Rio Rewards Certification ............................695
Stacking Metal Clay for Firing....................711
Using the Rio Vac-U-Form ..................497, 707
Metal Forming
Bonny Doon Comparison Chart ................169
Brown & Sharpe Gauge Thicknesses........200
Choosing the Correct Mushroom Former 178
Choosing the Mill That’s Best for You.......190
Common Conversions...................................200
Creating Texture with a Fretz Hammer ...108
Drawing Wire Made Easy..............................199
Enlarge a Ring Safely......................................161
How Big Is 1mm?.............................................162
Hydraulic Press Glossary of Terms.............169
Keep Hammer Heads Tight & Secure........121
Original Bur-Life................................................311
Put Jett Sett to the Test................................123
Removing Pitch...............................................153
Repousse & Chasing......................................154
Ring Size Comparison Chart ......................158
Spotlight on Quality Construction...........129
Using Bezel-Forming Punch Sets .............136
Verify Ring Sizes..............................................161
What’s the Greasy Stuff on My Tools?......144
Which Hammer Do I Need?.........................122
Which Punch & Die Combination?............141
Metals
Additional Cuts ......................................629, 645
All About Stepped Bezel..............................633
Brown & Sharpe Gauge Thicknesses.......650
Comparing Silver Hardnesses....................654
Copper vs. Skin................................................638
Create Settings with
Heavy-Wall Tubing.........................................655
Determining Metal Weight.........................626
Differentiating Solders .................................656
Enhance Silver PMC With 22K Gold.........680
Heat-Hardening Sterling Silver .................649
Hints For Successful Soldering..................656
How Gold-Filled Is Made .............................660
How Silver-Filled Is Made ............................663
How to Bend Tubing .....................................634
Laser-Weight Wire ..........................................631
Measuring a Ring Blank ...............................651
Preparing Dead Soft Wire...................641, 657
Pricing Gold-Filled Metals ...........................657
Pricing Gold Raw Materials.........................628
Pricing Platinum Metals...............................627
Pricing Silver-Filled Metals..........................663
Pricing Silver Metals ......................................636
Protect Your Gold-Filled Material .............662
Recommended Metal Thickness...............654
Reticulaton Silver............................................645
Save with Heat-Treatable
14KY Sheet & Wire..........................................630
Selecting Silver Solder..................................656
Size Chart For Round Wire ..........................631
Using Metal Leaf Successfully....................673
Weight Conversions ......................................659
WireWrapper’s Guide toWire Hardness...668
Model-Making
How Do I Use Cowdery Profiles™? ...........480
Matt™ Wax Properties..........................476, 477
Mold-Making
Accurately Calibrate Your Vulcanizer........509
Injection Wax Properties
Comparison Chart......................................... 512
Make Consistent Replicas with Reduc-It.... 500
Mixing Ditto ......................................................499
Using Delft Clay ...............................................541
Using the Rio Vac-U-Form ..................497, 707
Wax Injection Terminology..........................511
Optical
Comparing Loupes ........................................227
Loupe Terminology........................................226
Plating & Etching
Material Safety Data Sheet .........................783
Organic to Metallic ........................................590
Safely Handle Metal in Etching Mordants.594
Pliers & Cutters
Care and Maintenance .................................... 20
The Language of Pliers and Cutters ........... 18
Type and Function ............................................ 18
Why Use Parallel-Action Pliers?.................... 49
Polishing
About Dust Collectors ..................................382
Abrasive Comparison Chart for 3M
Fineness Rating...............................................389
Buff & Compound Selection Guide .........387
3M Micron-Graded Abrasive
Comparison Chart..........................................373
Wet Polishing...................................................390
Safety
3M Respirator & Cartridge Selection Guide 259
Material Safety Data Sheet ...........................783
Saw Frames & Blades
Saw Frame Know-How ....................................97
Helpful Hints for Successful Sawing........102
Original Bur-Life..............................................311
Saw Blade Specifications.............................102
Soldering
Approximate Little Torch
Multiple-Orifice Tip Flame Sizes .................450
Approximate Little Torch
Tip Flame Sizes..................................................450
Approximate SilverSmith
Tip Flame Sizes................................................451
Are Check-Valves &
Flashback Arrestors the Same? .................457
Gas Safety..........................................................431
On-the-Spot Soldering.................................460
Pick a Winner: Tungsten vs. Titanium......307
Practice Makes Perfect! ................................460
Properties of Fuel Gases ..............................431
Soldering Basics..............................................430
The A’s & B’s of Torch Fittings.....................431
The Language of Torches ............................431
The Language of Welding...........................462
Tips For Effective Soldering........................430
Why Do I Need Two Screens?.....................442
Stone-Setting
Create Settings With Tubing.......................303
Pick a Winner: Tungsten vs. Titanium......307
Testing
A Handy First Tool ...........................................219
Is Your Tester Reading Correctly?...............218
To Determine Karat Value.............................220
Welding
The Language of Welding............................462
Wire Wrapping
Make Hundreds of Jump Rings
in Minutes ..........................................................731
WireWrapper’s Guide toWire Hardness..... 668
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