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14 August 2009

New Items!

When purchasing pricey steel tools like the pepe disc cutter or the pepe dapping sets, we at JFF will suggest purchasing a brass mallet to preserve the life of your steel tools. However, we never have a source for these hammers. Until now!

These brass mallets feature a solid brass head secured to a smooth hardwood handle. They weigh in at 1 lb and 2 lbs, priced $22.95 and $32.50 respectively. The heavy brass head gives the user a nice "dead blow" effect without the bounce back which assures better performance when dapping and stamping.

Why do you want to use a brass mallet? Striking a steel hammer on a steel tool will eventually balloon out the top of the tool, which is not usually a desired effect when you spend $100+ on the tool. Therefore, a brass mallet is really the ticket. The brass is softer than the steel and will not damage the tool. When using a brass mallet for this task a 1-2 lb weight is good.

13 August 2009

July & August Newsletter

The July & August Newsletter has been mailed out! Check your email box!

A lot of exciting things in this newsletter!
  • Tool of the Month: Vernier Calipers
  • Jeweler of the Month: Heather Trundle
  • New Item: Liver of Sulfur Gel
  • Question & Answer: How do you read a vernier caliper?
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10 August 2009

Welcome to the internet age

The past few years JFF has been falling behind on the internet bandwagon. Only 4 years ago did the company purchase a point of sale computer system. We have four computers, with no internet connection.

In July 2008, I convinced Hans, the owner of JFF, my boss and my dad, to purchase a computer to create a catalog and run a website. So we now have internet connected to ONE computer while I do research for a catalog of over 7,000 items that we carry.

Today, it is August 10, 2009, about one year and one month since we have had internet. I am almost done with all the research on the catalog and have started a monthly email newsletter. Yet, we still have no internet presence. I am bothered by this. I am still learning how to design a website and then make it work on the internet, so I'm going to use what I do know.

As many of you know I have my own company on the side, in which I design and make jewelry, Christina Kober Designs
While I still don't have my own website....yet, I have quite an online presence. I have an etsy store, a facebook fan page, a twitter page, a blog, and finally a flickr account. So why not do the same for JFF Jeweler Supply!

I am so excited to introduce JFF Jeweler Supply's Blog and Facebook Fan Page!!! Please become a fan and follow our blog! I will post updates about new items, store closings, and any other relevant information.