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Soldering Basics

Soldering Basics

Sandy MacFarlane

February 8, 10 – 3 pm

$75, members $67.50

(tools provided; + $20 material fee covers metals, disposables and fuel)

One of the key techniques jewellers learn to master is the process of joining metal pieces using solder and a flame torch.This workshop is intended to help you better understand the process and how to apply those skills to solder jumprings, attach earring posts and make pieces of jewellery including rings, earrings chains or pendants.Topics covered include: torch safety, sweat soldering, heat control, use of flux, T-joints, seams, types of solder, multiple step soldering, and fusing. A variety of torches will be employed and their differences explained. Whether you are looking to add a new skill to your repertoire, or want to have a greater understanding of this technique, this workshop will build your confidence and improve your success when soldering.

Those wishing to work in silver can bring their own materials or purchase from the instructor (please indicate this when registering).

Supplies: Due to the small scale of objects, visual enhancement tools are recommended, such as a magnifying visor or magnifying glass (please bring your own). Manual dexterity and attention to detail are important skills needed in this course.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by February 4, 2015.

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Earlier Event: February 7
PSO: Dark Passion
Later Event: February 8
First Annual Start & Grow Fair