Jewellery and Gem Setting
Tutor : Rex Steele Merten
Materials to be supplied by the student
Magnifying glasses – binocular head-band type or glasses with x3 magnification
Small quartz halogen desk lamp – don’t forget to have it tag tested if more than 5amp!
The School will provide safety goggles but if you have your own, please bring them.
Mask - in accordance with Health & Safety regulations
Covered-in shoes must be worn in all workshops
Coffee mug (tea, coffee, milk, sugar etc are not supplied by the School)
Jewellers’ saw frame and 2/0 and 4/0 saw blades – plus beeswax to lubricate saw blade
Ball pein hammer (jewellers’ 4oz is usual)
Round nose pliers
Half-round hand file, coarse or bastard-cut
Half-round hand file, smooth cut
Emery buff stick
Small hand shears
Dividers and rule
Ring clamps or hand vice for holding work
Silver solder flux
Easy silver solder
Medium silver solder
Students are expected to bring their own silver
Silver stock gauge wire: 4mm square 50mm long
1mm thick silver plate 50mm x 100mm
Students may contact Rex with any queries about materials or the gem-setting kit
Tools and silver etc will be available from suppliers prior to commencement. Australian Jewellers’ Supplies will have a representative at the School on the morning of Monday 1 July. If pre-ordering be sure you specify to Australian Jewellers’ Supplies that you are a student at the McGregor Winter School.
AUSTRALIAN JEWELLERS SUPPLIES
226 Albert Street Ph: 1300 852 999 or (07) 3229 4955, ask for Josh
Brisbane QLD 4000 Email: email@example.com
A gem-setting kit is available from Rex for $320 and includes tools, gems and notes specific to gem-setting.
IMPORTANT: All electrical equipment required for your class at USQ must be ‘tag-tested’ by a qualified electrician prior to arrival in order to comply with Queensland Workplace Health & Safety legislation. Items include: extension cords, all power tools etc.
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS.
If you bring any hazardous substance to the McGregor School, could you please ensure that you obtain a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) from the supplier or obtain one from the manufacturer of this substance.
To do this, either ask the supplier from whom you purchase the hazardous substance, or read the contact details on the hazardous substance and contact the manufacturer and ask for a MSDS). Once you have obtained the MSDS, bring it with you to the school, and hand in a copy to the McGregor School office and or the Tutor.
Hazardous substance can be: e.g. solvents, acids, some paint and glues, chemicals, fixatives, fluxes and solders.
If you are unsure, the Supplier and or manufacturer should be able to inform you if the substance is classed as hazardous.