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Metal Finishing Techniques 101

  • B171301
  • Instructor: Kay Rashka
  • Class Type: General
  • Date: Sun. June 11
  • Time: 8:00am-noon (4 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 16
  • Class Fee: $144.00
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Description:
Give your metal jewelry a professionally finished look. Students will use an array of power tools, such as flex shafts, Dremels, and an array of accessory finishing tips to create a small pendant project to take home. Additional techniques such as stamping, doming, texturing and oxidizing will be demonstrated to finish your pendant. Additional session offered Wednesday evening, June 7 (B170522).
Students will Learn:
How to work with a number of motorized tools such as flex shafts and Dremels; the pros and cons of each tool type will be discussed, as well as safety skills and how to change out accessory tips. A variety of accessories will be demonstrated such as grinding tips, silicon carbide polishing tips, Cratex bullets and wheels, 3M radial bristle discs, brass wheels, split shaft mandrels and felt wheels with polishing compound. Basic hand finishing techniques will be emphasized including filing, sanding, texturing, using hole punches, stamping , oxidizing, and doming.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Hard plastic safety glasses.
Materials in Kit:
Copper, nickel, brass sheet; copper wire; chocolate.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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