Recommended Tools: Anticlastic Ring Online Course
YOU DO NOT NEED EVERYTHING HERE!!
(You likely already have most of it.)
UPON ENROLLMENT, STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH DISCOUNT CODES FOR SOME OF THE BELOW VENDORS. I RECOMMEND WAITING UNTIL ENROLLMENT TO PURCHASE TOOLS!
Please also note that some of the items below are redundant. This is: a) to give you multiple sources in case one vendor is sold out of a particular tool, and b) to provide you with quality comparisons so that you can make the best choice for you regarding what to purchase based on price, shipping costs, specific product features and any pro account benefits or discounts you may have, etc.
Half Inch End Hook Stakes
The half inch size stake should work for almost all ring sizes. This is a required tool.
Large Stake Holder
A must for properly securing your end hook stake.
DEF 4" Vise Jaws Pads with magnetic, Soft Vice Jaws Cover, Multi-Purpose Protector for Any Metal Bench Vice, Set of 2, inch, Black
Pickett Combination Ellipse Master Template, 15 Degree, 30 Degree, 45 Degree and 60 Degree Projections, Gray (1269I)
The more oval templates you have at your disposal, the better (in my opinion).
EXCLUSIVE Smoothset HS Acrylic Bezel Pushers for | Etsy
My favorite tools for setting stones without a hammer hand piece.... leaves metal matte or satin finished, does not burnish or leave tool marks. Highly recommend!
Glardon-Vallorbe Crossing Precision Files - LP1960
This is the file I ended up choosing in our demo video to create the correct silhouette on my bezel. I used a 0 cut file, but I recommend a 2 cut for slightly more control. So, size 6-2 (6" length, 2 cut). The more shapes and sizes of half-round and crossing files you can obtain, the better!
Glardon-Vallorbe Knife Precision Files - LP1760
This is the file I use in the video demonstrations when I need a flat faced file. You could opt for this, a barrette file, the flat side of a half round file, or a traditionally flat file. I like the 6" length, #2 cut!! (6-2)
Glardon-Vallorbe Half-Round SLIM Precision File - LP1566
SLIM SILHOUETTE- 6" length, Cut 2 (6-2)
Glardon-Vallorbe Half-Round Precision Files - LP1560
standard silhouette - 6" Length, Cut 2 (6-2)
Glardon-Vallorbe Needle File Sets of Six-7" (180mm) Cuts 2
We'll use the half round for refining our template shape and the triangular or square for creating the initial notch in the bottom of the bezel.
Quakehold! Collectors Hold Museum Putty, Non-Toxic and Non-Damaging, Removable and Reusable, Adhesive Mounting Putty, Easy to Use, Great fo
Memory Cross 3 lbs Real Cowhide Leather Scrap for Crafting - Remnants from Furniture Making, Soft and Flexible, and Sizes - 4-15 Pieces
This is just scrap leather to line your vise(s) or even rest in your dapping block to protect work.
Mercer Industries 216240-9 x 11 Multi-Purpose Emery Cloth Sheets, Grit 240 (50 pack)
I'm partial to the 320 grit.
Smart Flux - Firecoat Protection, Fluoride Free "Prips Flux" – Pepetools
Prips flux is largely unavailable due to Covid. This Pepe Tools version is excellent and as close to the original as you can get!
NEIKO 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper | 0-6 Inches | Stainless Steel Construction with Large LCD Screen | Quick Change Button for Inch/Fr
Starrett 70A Pocket Scriber With Hardened Steel Point, 2-3/8" Point Length, 1/4" Handle Diameter
Stamping Block (Premium Bench Block 6" x 6") – Pepetools
Customizable with your business logo, brand name, etc. A large 6x6 surface makes this a nice block for stamping larger pieces.
BOSCH CO2135 1/8 In. x 2-3/4 In. Cobalt Drill Bit
This or any other brand drill bit in a 1/8" size. We will use this for drilling wood. A 5/32 drill bit is a secondary option if you cannot find this size.
Woodpeckers 12 Inch Paint Sticks, Box of 25 Hardwood Paint Stirrers, Wood Mixing Paddles for Epoxy or Resin, Garden or Library Markers by W
HANSGO Wooden Candy Apple Skewer Sticks, 5mm 7inch Birch Bamboo BBQ Caramel Apple Sticks Cotton Candy Stick Rock Candy Stick Skewer Semi Po