Swage photographs

by David Cruickshank on 13/09/2009

Swage press in action
1  Drawing a ridged section with swage press.
  • Home made draw plate used to make platinium and 22ct gold identical rings
  • Home made draw plate used to make platinium and 22ct gold identical rings

2  The swage press

Knife edge draw forms in swage press
3  Knife edge draw forms in swage press
A selection of draw forms
4  A selection of draw forms
  • A pair of tapereA pair of tapered draw formsd draw forms for knife edge section.

ALSO SEE “SWAGE PRESS AND FORM PLATES”

David Cruickshank
I went to Sydney Australia in 1982 from London, previously from Aberdeen Scotland. Grays School of Art, Silversmithing and Graphic Design 1963 Since 1982 I have run a business in Terrigal supplying shops and galleries in the major cities of Australia. I produce several types of work: commissions for wedding and engagement rings, special pieces for shops. Then ranges of rings in gold and gold and titanium often layers of gold and titanium rivited together,the rivits being a feature. I have made series of pendants and brooches in silver, containing large semi- precious stones and 24 wearable pieces influenced by several visits to Morocco. I have a well equiped workshop, and am still working at 70.
David Cruickshank

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tom arnold September 14, 2009 at 7:37 am

David, This is very nice work. Tom

Jerry Fowler September 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I was reading excerpts from an 1890 or so book on jewelry making and they had a similar tool, does this tool date from that period? Looks very handy.

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