Develop your soldering skills with handmade chain.
Develop your soldering skills with handmade chain. Learn a variety of chain styles including the popular paper clip chain. Nothing takes your work to a new level better than a hand forged chain.
Students will be setting up home metalsmithing studio with proper ventilation and a safe work surface for soldering and fabricating chain for the week! A garage with a concrete floor and the door open is a wise choice! Contact instructor upon registration for information and to reserve a tool kit at email@example.com by June 1.
A tool kit is available for rent for local students. $200 refundable deposit check made out to Linda Van Hart is due at pickup on Sunday June 25 between 12-4 at Off Track Art Gallery, 11 Liberty Street, Westminster, MD 21157 between O'Lordans and the railroad tracks. Kit must be returned by Sunday, July 2 at Rice Gallery on the McDaniel College campus between 11 AM – 5 PM. Tool kit includes Butane Torch, two mandrels or link formers for shaping links, saw and saw blades, round nose or rosary with cutters, flat nose, chain nose pliers & cutters, a small chasing hammer, and a file set.
A separate check for Materials of Construction for $15 should be made out to Gina Copanzzi includes 30 feet of 14 gauge copper wire, copper solder, Consumable Butane canister, and pickling compound (Sparex), OR an estimated $25 if the student wants to work in sterling.
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Schedule a week or two, or three! Or, just sprinkle some classes in between other commitments.