Fire Bricks for Soldering Station: "...Standard working height of the bench pin at a goldsmithing bench. Soldering..needs to be done seated, with forearms braced on the edge of the bench. This picture of Miranda is a great example; she is a professional goldsmith at work with perfect form. You can tell she is sitting flat footed on the floor, her posture is good, and because of those aspects she is focused and concentrating, her control is excellent." (Michael David Sturlin)
Professional Jeweler Archive: Jewelry Finishes || Hammer Finish: A classic hammered texture – a series of small depressions in the metal – is created using the rounded end of a ball peen hammer. Contemporary jewelers have developed ways to create depressions that simulate the look of classic hand-wrought jewelry. Using a hammer to restore a hammered texture would stretch the metal and increase the size of the ring.