A flex shaft (or Dremel) is an indispensable software within the Halstead Studio. We use them for sanding, sharpening, chopping and drilling. They shave break day within the studio so we will transfer on to different tasks. I really like our flex shaft however the attachments can get sophisticated, particularly for a starting jeweler. I’ve damaged down the cleansing and sharpening attachments that we use right here in our studio. Feel free to print them to hold up in your studio if you want.
These are the 2 charts that I consult with essentially the most…
1.) Cleaning & Finishing
Our wheels on this class differ from cleansing to ending. Use compounds solely on the wheels and felt bobs marked within the chart under.
X406: Stiff Horse Hair Brush – Use for gentle cleansing that doesn’t require an abrasive.
X407: Medium Goat/Horse Hair Brush – For a really gentle clear or polish.
X408: Soft Goat Hair Brush – Use with sharpening compounds for a shiny look.
X409: Crimped Brass Wire Brush – Use with yellow metals solely. The stiff bristles go away a pleasant brushed floor in your piece.
X415: Crimped Steel Wire Brush – This wheel has the identical results because the crimped brass wire brush above besides this one is used on white metals.
X594: Flexible Satin Finish Wheel – I really like this attachment when placing a satin end on my jewellery, nonetheless, the bristles break off so I extremely advocate lengthy sleeves and an apron!
X512: Felt Bob Polishing Set – For a mirror end use this set with compounds. The set features a entire array of various sizes that may match into every kind of nooks and crannies. The veins on the merchandise to the left have a mirror end which is properly offset with the laser reduce imprint.
2.) Radial Disks
We carry 3M bristle disks which have a large number of makes use of from sanding away hearth scale all the way down to positive sharpening. Think of those disks as a sandpaper set, from coarse to positive. You want Three-5 disks for each mandrel so I counsel having one mandrel for every disk kind to avoid wasting your self from having to alter them everytime you modify grits. Be certain if you mount them on the mandrel that each one the bristles are dealing with the identical manner they usually’re all turning towards the fitting when wanting on the prime of the mandrel. Follow the chart under from prime to backside to attain a mirror end. If you haven’t used these, they’re certain to turn into your favourite flex shaft attachment. You don’t use compounds with these disks.
X590: 1in, 3M Green Radial Bristle, 50 Grit – Use for heavy cleansing and hearth scale elimination.
X583: Three/4in, 3M Yellow Radial Bristle, 80 Grit – Use to take away hearth scale.
X591: Three/4in, 3M White Radial Bristle, 120 Grit – Use for oxide elimination and medium cleansing.
X585: Three/4in, 3M Red Radial Bristle, 220 Grit – Use for oxide elimination and light-weight cleansing.
X592: Three/4in, 3M Blue Radial Bristle, 400 Grit – Use for semi-finishing and mixing.
X587: Three/4in, 3M Pink Radial Bristle, Pumice – Use for pre-polishing and semi-finishing.
X588: Three/4in, 3M Peach Radial Bristle, 6 Micron – Use for sharpening.
X589: Three/4in 3M Light Green Radial Bristle, 1 Micron – Use for positive sharpening.
Note: Do not hold the disks on only one spot in your jewellery, you’d be stunned how shortly they will take away materials!
This is a basic checklist of miscellaneous attachments and what each can do. To print click on on the right-hand button in your mouse and select save picture as, put it aside to your desktop after which you’ll be able to print it. The charts are eight.5x11in.