STRENGTH & SKILL STRENGTH & SKILL

Prior to the process of refinement is the brut force necessary to tame our materials. We have machines that exert the greatest strength in order to bend, pound, shape, twist, and more! If a project requires muscle, we have a machine with the power to make it happen.

After the storm of strength comes the delicate process of refinement.  We have tools that act with rigorous precision. Elegant and refined, we have the ability to create masterful details with the most discerning skill.

THE POWER HAMMER THE POWER HAMMER

Imagine the pummeling force of a hammer bearing down on a piece of metal great enough to bend it effortlessly. That’s what metal is like in our power hammer, the most powerful machine in our shop. From the gentlest of strikes to the heaviest of blows, it is how we get metal to do our bidding. We use the power hammer to shape and bond; it is vital during the process of patterning our metals.

THE HYDRAULIC PRESS THE HYDRAULIC PRESS

This rugged tool offers up enormous strength with far more restraint than the power hammer. The hydraulic press allows us to bend and shape metal with more control. It is an important tool for several key jewelry-making processes and affords us a number of options when force is needed in addition to accuracy.

THE ROSE ENGINE THE ROSE ENGINE

This ornamental rose engine lathe has been around for centuries and once ran on hand or foot power.  Our Armbruster Mark II Rose Engine is one of thirty in the world. Originally designed to cut wood, we use ours for metal. The stylus traces a series of interchangeable rosettes carving out the most unique and beautiful patterns. With the number of rosettes we own there are over a quarter million pattern possibilities to explore.


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THE WATERJET THE WATERJET

This is a machine that creates a stream of water as precise as a laser with the ability to cut through most any material. Our waterjet harnesses thousands of pounds of water pressure allowing us remarkable control to cut metal into any shape. We can be nimble with prototyping and experimenting with designs. Our waterjet plays an important role for product development.

A Tool For Every Occasion