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iconnumber posted 06-05-2001 10:24 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hello everyone:

I'm looking for videos on silver making and silver collecting. So far, I have found only one...about Colonial Williamsburg. Does anyone know about any others that are commercially available, or in institutions that will loan them? The Silver Society of Canada would like to have a film evening and is searching for content.

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iconnumber posted 06-17-2001 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was very surprised at how little there is available in film and video on silver making and silver collecting. We would love to see your list. I did just come across this (I haven't seen it):
VHS, approximately 70 minutes.

It looks like it is based on the book of the same name:


Tools and techniques for producing metal jewelry.
illustrated. 190 pgs.
ISBN 0-87192-240-1

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iconnumber posted 06-17-2001 04:04 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. Is it available to buy? Probably from Tim?

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iconnumber posted 06-17-2001 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know. Try:
Caldron Crafts
6611 Route 40 West
Catonsville, MD 21228

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iconnumber posted 06-17-2001 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These also just turned up:

85.1770 Video: Engraving Methods & Techniques $142.95
This two-tape set puts years of engraving experience into a 4-hour video presentation. You'll look "over his shoulder" while the instructor clearly teaches you. Three of the world's most popular engraving methods are shown: Hand Engraving, Chasing Hammer Engraving and Power-Assisted Hand Engraving. Also included is the finished work of nineteen accomplished engravers including Churchill, Griebel, and Meek. VHS.

63.004 Video: The Complete Metalsmith $84.95
by Tim McCreight
A video encyclopedia of basic jewellery making techniques. Covers the major elements of joining, cutting, forming, and surface techniques. Included is a section illustrating techniques for making three pieces of jewellery. Running time: 70 minutes. See companion book .

63.1402 Video: Gold Refining $104.95
Shows the basic refining process in an easy to understand format. Covers the chemicals, acids, and equipment needed to recover gold from workshop waste with actual step-by-step demonstrations of the refining process for three precious metal wastes: sweeps, karat gold, and stripping sediment. Running time: 58 minutes.

63.1416 Video: Plumb Gold Soldering and Rubber Mold Cutting $104.95
The first part of this dual topic tape gives you an overview of torch soldering, covering its varied uses and applications. The second part deals with the correct procedure for cutting and preparing rubber molds. Running time: 45 minutes.

63.1418 Video: Lost Wax Casting $104.95
The complete lost wax casting cycle is discussed and demonstrated. Forming, sprueing, investing, casting, burnout, and finishing are performed. Running time: 72 minutes.

63.1419A Video: Investment Casting, Parts I, II, and III $195.95
The theory and proper techniques of the casting process are covered. Includes demonstrations of wax model making, sprueing, mold making and cutting, investing, burnout, vacuum casting, and metal melting. Two tape set. Total running time: 3 hours. See 63.1419B for complete demonstration of techniques.

63.1419B Video: Investment Casting, Parts IV and V $104.95
A complete demonstration of the lost wax casting process as described in parts I, II, and III (63.1419A). Total running time: 70 minutes.

63.1421 Video: Hard Fired Enameling $104.95
A complete demonstration of hard fired enameling: charging, firming, siffing, and stoning. Running time: 40 minutes.

63.1422 Video: Wax Modeling the Matt Way $78.95
Professionally prepared video tape showing the versatility and simplicity of wax-working with Matt tools. Running time: 16 minutes.

Lacy West Jewellery Tools and Supplies
B1-736 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6Z 1G3
Tel: 604-669-LACY (5229)
Fax: 604-669-5242
Western Canada 1-800-667-4118

Also the following folks seem to have many of the same metal smithing videos (some at a better $):
Shor International Corporation
Fine Tools, Equipment and Innovative Products Since 1918
20 Parkway West, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. 10552
Phone (914) 667-1100 Fax (914) 667-0190

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iconnumber posted 06-18-2001 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might try contacting Colonial Williamsburg, They produced a film on their reproduction of The Garlic Family Montieth. It is wonderfuly done. Also there is a film in which Frederick Miller raises a bowl. I do not know who might have that. Try contacting The Society of American Silversmiths. Hope this helps. Let us know your results and findings.

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Thanks again! It's looking more hopeful. Yes, I've talked to Jeffrey Herman at the Society and he can't tell me much more. He has the Miller film, but it's not for commercial distribution unfortunately. I'm going to check with a smith that I know who teaches at a local college. He might know of something.

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