The Art Of Being A Goldsmith

The Goldsmith Is The Professional Who Transforms Precious Metals (Such As Gold, Silver And Platinum, For Example) In Jewels And Ornaments. Is A Craft-Oriented Artwork That Requires Patience, Manual Control, Talent And Above All, Love Of Art. The Goldsmith, Named This Profession, Is Recognized And Regulated In Brazil, Providing Theprofessional Qualification In One’s Work, In Addition To Great Recognition And Appreciation As An Artist In The World. The Art Of Being A Goldsmith Can Be Initiated Through Courses And Vocational Schools Or If The Person Already Has A Gift As An Artist, You Just Develop The Creativity And Learn How To Handle The Tools That Are Used For The Making Of A Jewel Or Ornament. The Art Of Jewellery Is Very Old And Which Proves This Fact Is That Archaeological Sites Were Found With Jewellery Made In Gold, In The Aegean Sea Around 2500 B.C. Is In Ancient Times Or In Modern Times, The Search For The Perfect Jewel Ornament Or To Praise The Beauty Is Part Of The Culture And Customs Of Our Society.

To perform the work of jewellery with quality it is necessary to have a suitable location (or workshop) organized and well ventilated because chemicals are used, as solutions and gases. It is essential to have a proper Workbench and well lit too. In addition, it is very important that the Goldsmith has a great care with your personal safety. This security begins in correct posture while sitting on the bench so that the work is perfect and secure; attention to the conservation of the tools, the use of safety goggles and masks are essential and the careful handling of the machines, cutting tools and torches are fundamental processes too. In the figure below, is an illustration as an example of a proposal for appropriate and complete Goldsmith bench for the completion of your work.

Jewelers bench Organized

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Source: heARTJÓ

1-shelf with several drawers and space to organize powdered products and auxiliary fluids not used at any time as, for example, Sodium Borate, sodium bicarbonate, bleaching powder, ochre, etc.

2-Shelf within easy reach where the silver solder and solder gold. Drawer organizers for “fornituras” (already made parts such as fasteners, balls, silver wires and tubes, for example).

3 – accessories for the motor suspension.

4-measuring tools like aneleira, pau, caliper, micrometer and especímetro, for example.

5-markup Tools like the manual Chuck.

6-Support Tools for stone and other tools to hold, as the pull wire pliers, cutting pliers, round nose pliers, for example.

7-wire drawing Dies.

8-block of hardened steel with flat surface in several sizes named taz.

9-brass brushes, horsehair brushes, brushes, cotton, felt, flannel, jeans, among other models of brushes.

10-Stones, beads and other small delicate objects.

11-Drawer Organizer with silver, gold and tubes.

12-cutting tools.

13-4 and 6-inch files.

14-Small lathes to wax.

15-polishing accessories.

16-water Sandpaper.

17-Motor suspension.

18-Lamp with fluorescent lamp.

19-saw Frame.

20-support for various models of pliers.

21-Hole to support the adastra.

22 – hallmarks of different formats for recording and spiking.

23-Estilheira to support the work piece to be cut or sanded smooth. Made of wood, having a flat spot and another ramp-shaped and may be one-piece or stuck.

24 – steel clamps in various sizes.

25-Basis of firebrick for weld, because the brick helps keep the heat from the metal retaining the heat of the torch.

26-Basis identical to estileira to support the plates or other surfaces.

27-spring Clamps to assist the process of welding.

28-needle Files in various formats, sizes and grades to give finishes.

29-accessories for suspension engine.

30-side countertop Bracket to support the hammers.

31-engine Pedal.

32-pvc pipes to save and organize the files of 4 and 6 inches.

A device that is not in the illustration, but that is of great benefit and importance isthe torch. This appliance requires very careful when handling it. The site should have good ventilation and a fire extinguisher close to the work area. The goldsmithsmust also use safety goggles and mask when handling the cutting torch.

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Goldsmith Using A Blowtorch In The Making Of The Jewel

One of the tools that make up a goldsmith are the bench that are considered more important as hallmarks, drills, hammers, files, engine accessories, etc.