MJSA Publications

To further help jewelry makers and designers achieve professional excellence, MJSA publishes a wide range of technical and business books. From the trade books of MJSA Press, featuring best business practices and expert technical solutions, to the annual MJSA Buyer’s Guide, these publications provide the know-how needed to maintain quality and increase profits.

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Picture of the product101 Bench Tips for Jewelers
Acclaimed as a designer, author, educator, and innovator, Alan Revere now shares his most valuable bench tips and tricks in 101 Bench Tips for Jewelers. This book will help any jeweler speed production, improve quality, and raise profits at the bench. It covers all aspects of bench work, from soldering to stone setting, piercing to final polish. Discover how you can easily modify common bench tools to enhance productivity.Learn how household items, such as dental floss and paper clips, can become valuable bench aids. Full-color illustrations by Sean Kane. Click here to learn more and download sample tips.

Author: Alan Revere; illustrations by Sean Kane
Publisher: MJSA Press
ISBN: 0-9713495-3-3
Pages: 120
Category: Bench Books


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Picture of the productA Cross-Sectional Critique
Applying clipping planes to model manufacturability

Author: Darla Alvarez
Pages: 2
Publication Date: Jun 20 2017
Category: Bench Articles


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Picture of the productAdventures at the Bench
Renowned platinumsmith Jurgen J. Maerz offers his best bench tricks-from innovative uses for clothespins and table salt to ingenious homemade tools-and relates lessons learned from his earliest days as an apprentice. He also provides illustrated step-by-step guides on everything from the basics of fabricating platinum sheet, alloy, and chain to using the jeweler's newest best friend, the laser. Sponsored by Johnson Matthey NY. Click here to learn more and download sample tips.
 
"This book is full of clever tips, shortcuts, and homemade tools … Read through this book, and see if you aren't amazed at the information it holds." Alan Revere, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.
 


Author: Jurgen J. Maerz
Publisher: MJSA Press
ISBN: 978-0-9713495-7-5
Pages: 112, 350 color photos. Trade paperback.
Category: Bench Books


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Picture of the productAll Set: Tech Sheet 30
A guide to evaluating gemstone settings: structure and security, details and finishing. MJSA Members: Click here to download this and other MJSA Tech Sheets, free of charge. You will need your MJSA member I.D. and password.



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Picture of the productBench Tips: Tech Sheet 3
Holding small heads in place, cutting solder chips, positioning stones for setting, storing tweezers and pliers. MJSA Members: Click here to download this and other MJSA Tech Sheets, free of charge. You will need your MJSA member I.D. and password.



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Picture of the productButtons Are for Wimps: Tech Sheet 28
Debunking a casting superstition that a large base ("button") for a casting tree leads to improved fill. MJSA Members: Click here to download this and other MJSA Tech Sheets, free of charge. You will need your MJSA member I.D. and password.



Author: J. Tyler Teague
Pages: 1
Category: Casting Articles


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Picture of the productCAD Modeling Methods--A Primer: Tech Sheet 32
Overview of four CAD methods for creating models: Solid modeling, surface modeling, relief modeling and sculpting, subivision modeling. MJSA Members: Click here to download this and other MJSA Tech Sheets, free of charge. You will need your MJSA member I.D. and password.



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Picture of the productCasting Tips--The Experts Weigh In: Tech Sheet 15
Wax carving tools made from gears; homemade oven grates; preventing cracking in investment; securing wax settings. MJSA Members: Click here to download this and other MJSA Tech Sheets, free of charge. You will need your MJSA member I.D. and password.



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Picture of the productCoined Memories
Adel Chefridi pays homage to his childhood

Author: Irina Missiuro
Pages: 2
Publication Date: Jun 20 2017
Category: Design Articles


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Picture of the productComplying with the USA Patriot Act
This handbook/CD package, written by MJSA legislative counsel John Satagaj, shows companies how to determine whether they must comply with the USA PATRIOT Act and, if so, what steps must be taken. Includes sections on establishing an anti-money laundering plan, assessing risks, and appointing a compliance officer. The CD contains thirteen related files, including a sample anti-money-laundering plan and printable forms that the U.S. Treasury will require for specific transactions.

Author: John Satagaj
Publisher: MJSA
Pages: 28 plus CD ROM
Category: Compliance Manuals


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