The Standout Stonesetting Blog

How to Hold Your Work When Setting Stones Apr 15, 2023

There’s an old adage that “if you can’t hold it, you can’t set it”, and if you’ve done much stonesetting before you’ll understand just how frustrating an ineffective workholding method can be, and how much it could be hurting your profitability. 

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Choosing a Vise for Stonesetting Feb 25, 2023

The ball vise is the most popular choice for setters who work under a microscope full time.

It's possible to use handheld clamps or a Benchmate instead, and each has its strengths and weaknesses, but if you're looking to upgrade your setup and need a workholding method that's versatile and...

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Choosing a Microscope for Stonesetting Nov 27, 2022

Choosing the right microscope for stone setting can be confusing, and there are many models available. This post is in response to common student questions. Rather than being a comprehensive guide to all possible options, the focus is on the models and configurations most popular and...

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