Book Reviews

JEWEL-MAKING TIPS Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop: Inexpensive Equipment Options and Bench Tricks for Goldsmiths, by Charles Lewton-Brain. 1994. 80 pages. 8 illustrations. $24.95. (JCK Data Center HB-005) To order call (207) 767-6059. Once in a while a master takes time to record the tricks amassed during a lifetime, although among jewelers this is very rare. Perhaps they are too busy. In any case, jewelers are notoriously secretive about how they do what they do and they are fearful of passing on their hard-earned secrets. After 25 years as a goldsmith and educator, I am convinced that vast quantities of tricks and techniques have been buried with the goldsmiths who used them. But here comes Charles Lewton-Brain, a recognized master craftsman, opening his private notebook of tricks in order to save his colleagues, present and future, countless hours at the bench. Actually, Charles
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