013 Jewelry and Silicosis, Saw-blade Stress Relief, Solder Talk

013 Jewelry and Silicosis, Saw blade Stress Relief, Solder Talk

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JewelryMonk Podcast Episode 13 features:

Health Tip

I talk about Silicosis, the dangers, and how to prevent this.  Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica, a mineral that is part of sand, rock, and mineral ores such as quartz…… and Casting Investment. It mostly affects workers exposed to silica dust in occupations such mining, glass manufacturing, and Jewelry and foundry work. Over time, exposure to silica particles causes scarring in the lungs, which can harm your ability to breathe.

Question of the Week

I answer an email question where I was asked about the solder itself. When to use sheet solder, when to use wire solder when to use paste solder, and what is the difference?  I based my answer on my use of these products over the past 30 years.I also talk about the difference in Extra-Easy, Easy, Medium, and Hard Solders.

Tip of the Week

 In my tip of the week, I talked about a Saw Blade Video tip that I covered in an earlier blogpost. I also mentioned how you can follow some of my videos on Periscope (an app) and on Youtube. Make sure you follow and subscribe to both of these so you don’t miss any video content.

Cool Tool of the Week

Since I talked about silicosis and lung safety, I suggested a great particle and dust mask, the 3M 8511 Particulate N95 Respirator with Valve, 10-Pack. <— Here is a link to take you to the product I use. There are better products on the market, but these are very inexpensive and are so much better that no protection at all.

I also thanked Rob from www.BovarJewelry.com for coming along side me to help support the JewelryMonk vision of Education and encouraging jewelers of all levels.   If you would like to come along side me and help out in my vision, I have created a way to do that at Patreon.com You can go there and help me finance this goal of helping as many jewelers as I can. If you would give a few dollars per month, per podcast episode, whatever, I would be so grateful. AND if you would commit to pitching in $10 per month towards this effort, I will give you a huge shout-out one of my upcoming episode of The JewelryMonk Podcast.   Mentioning you, your business, your website, your Facebook page…… whatever you desire.

So that is the 13th episode of The Jewelry Monk Podcast

If you find value in this podcast, tell a friend about the JewelryMonk website. That means way more to me than an iTunes review or anything. The more people hear about it, and the larger the community becomes. And make sure to leave a comment as well, I always respond.

Now, get out there and make something shiny…..

Doug

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