I’ve always been a bit interested in jewelry making — who wouldn’t love to be able to weld, braze, and otherwise work with such valuable materials on such a small scale? — but it’s something I know almost nothing about. On the subject of homemade tools, reader Lee wrote in with this cool jewelry-related find: a custom made tool to hold three-prong earrings.
Aparently began life as a set of solder chipping pliers before some cutting and grinding rendered what you see here. Check out the link for more photos and details.
A Three-Prong Earring Holder [Bench News]
Note: Optimistically, I added a category for jewelry making, hoping that more of our readers might send in tools and information to help educate me.