Soldering & Sawing 101. Tues., Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 6-9PM

Soldering & Sawing 101. Tues., Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 6-9PM


In this 4-week course, we will learn all the fundamentals of soldering and sawing Sterling Silver and base metals (brass and copper). The first session includes an extra hour to cover topics from The Metal Smithery 101. We will then begin with basic setup, must-dos and don'ts, metal prep and the correct steps for soldering success. As well as, the fundamentals and good use practices of the jewelers saw. We will work with the jewelers saw to create depth and imagery to metal pieces that will be soldered. We will use a variety of torches, soldering surfaces, types of solder, saw blades, and metal combinations. Each person will complete many finished piece. This course is a prerequisite for most of the other advanced courses and one-day workshops, as well as for membership (unless otherwise approved by TMS). All materials are included in the class fee.

When enrolled in classes and/or a member of The Metal Smithery, you will receive your own discount code for buying tools and supplies at Rio Grande - the major online jewelry supply retailer.

When enrolled in this class, you can come practice on your own during open studio hours as much as you like! You will need to use your own solder and materials but we will have various solder types, metals, saw blades, and tools available for sale at The Metal Smithery. This class is open to ages 15 and up.

Please arrive a few minutes early to check in and complete paperwork or request paperwork to be sent to you before hand.

Wear clothing that can get dirty and/or ripped. Please no tops with loose or flowy sleeves, and no dangly pieces on clothing or jewelry. Hair should be out of your face, and please wear closed-toed shoes.

Please note that there is NOT a prerequisite for this class.

If you would like to bring a snack, please do, however nothing with peanuts or tree nuts!

Class minimum is 4, maximum is 6

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