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Exclusive! XL single SmoothSet punch • Sets 8.5, 9, and 9.5mm stones • Made in Milwaukee!

Exclusive! XL single SmoothSet punch • Sets 8.5, 9, and 9.5mm stones • Made in Milwaukee!

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  • Craft type: Jewelry making, Metalworking
  • Material: hardened tool steel
  • Favorited by: 24 people
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This listing is for one SmoothSet punch in a new, extra-large size. Use this punch for tube setting 8.5mm, 9mm, and 9.5mm gemstones. Outer diameter is 10mm.

How it works: Working on a steel bench block or in a steel work holder, put a stone in the tube setting, place the cupped end of the punch on top, strike once or twice firmly with a hammer (we use a 4 oz. brass mallet), and your stone is set. All at once, the setting is perfectly smoothed around the girdle of the stone, holding it in place. No additional burnishing necessary!

We use a lot of tube-set faceted gemstones in the jewelry we make and in the classes we teach. You may also be interested in the full set of five punches that work with many common sizes of settings from 2 to 8mm. Included with the set is a guide to tell you which punch to use with which size stone. Here's a link to the full set:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/287281419/exclusive-smoothset-punches-for-quick

For striking, we recommend using the brass face of this lightweight (4 oz.) mallet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/400940305/lightweight-double-faced-mallet-for

The punches were designed for setting round faceted gemstones, but they will also work with smooth-domed round cabs if the dome is low enough.* Works great for bezel cups in these sizes too. If you're totally new to tube setting in general, you may want to take a class or learn from some online videos about the process so you become familiar with how to properly seat the stone in the setting.

Our punches are handmade the old-fashioned way: The tools are tempered and hardened steel, each one shaped and polished by our terrific tool & welding shop partner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Michael's tip: Store the punches with the cupped ends down to keep out dirt and dust, leaving them perfectly smooth so they won't mar your metal.

Watch a super-short video on how to use SmoothSet:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeautifulJewelSupply?ref=hdr_shop_menu#about
Scroll through the images until you see the orange "Play" icon.

Please visit our Etsy jewelry shop too: www.etsy.com/shop/MichaelTheeStudio

*Some high-dome stones can shatter because the cup doesn't have enough clearance and it hits the top of the stone. If you're in doubt about whether the dome is too high, approach the setting carefully and use the punch as a hand tool instead of striking it with the small mallet: Place the punch at an angle over the stone in the setting and use hand pressure only, rotating the punch to burnish the stone into place.
This listing is for one SmoothSet punch in a new, extra-large size. Use this punch for tube setting 8.5mm, 9mm, and 9.5mm gemstones. Outer diameter is 10mm.

How it works: Working on a steel bench block or in a steel work holder, put a stone in the tube setting, place the cupped end of the punch on top, strike once or twice firmly with a hammer (we use a 4 oz. brass mallet), and your stone is set. All at once, the setting is perfectly smoothed around the girdle of the stone, holding it in place. No additional burnishing necessary!

We use a lot of tube-set faceted gemstones in the jewelry we make and in the classes we teach. You may also be interested in the full set of five punches that work with many common sizes of settings from 2 to 8mm. Included with the set is a guide to tell you which punch to use with which size stone. Here's a link to the full set:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/287281419/exclusive-smoothset-punches-for-quick

For striking, we recommend using the brass face of this lightweight (4 oz.) mallet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/400940305/lightweight-double-faced-mallet-for

The punches were designed for setting round faceted gemstones, but they will also work with smooth-domed round cabs if the dome is low enough.* Works great for bezel cups in these sizes too. If you're totally new to tube setting in general, you may want to take a class or learn from some online videos about the process so you become familiar with how to properly seat the stone in the setting.

Our punches are handmade the old-fashioned way: The tools are tempered and hardened steel, each one shaped and polished by our terrific tool & welding shop partner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Michael's tip: Store the punches with the cupped ends down to keep out dirt and dust, leaving them perfectly smooth so they won't mar your metal.

Watch a super-short video on how to use SmoothSet:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeautifulJewelSupply?ref=hdr_shop_menu#about
Scroll through the images until you see the orange "Play" icon.

Please visit our Etsy jewelry shop too: www.etsy.com/shop/MichaelTheeStudio

*Some high-dome stones can shatter because the cup doesn't have enough clearance and it hits the top of the stone. If you're in doubt about whether the dome is too high, approach the setting carefully and use the punch as a hand tool instead of striking it with the small mallet: Place the punch at an angle over the stone in the setting and use hand pressure only, rotating the punch to burnish the stone into place.

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