Jewelry: Introduction to Soldering

  • Monday, October 25, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, October 25, 2021, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (PDT)
  • Monday, November 01, 2021, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 9:00 AM 11:30 AM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE-AJA102521CS
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Registration

  • $296 tuition + $10 materials fee
  • $228 tuition + $10 materials fee

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In this 4-session class you will learn safe set-up of torches, soldering stations, flux use, and application techniques necessary for successful soldering. Focusing on the 3 torch styles available in the studio. The Blazer G-6000, Acetylene/Atmospheric, and Smith Little will be demonstrated. This class will demonstrate the advantages and draw-backs of using each torch for soldering applications. Students will receive instruction and handouts on the various alloys of solder.

Soldering Practice Exercises from “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships” will be the focus for gaining torch control skills. Each student will prepare a sample ring of soldering examples for their portfolio. Materials include copper, brass, flux, and solder to complete these exercises. Soldering station set-up, tear-down and clean-up are included.

Details:

  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 

Instructor Bio:

Chris started his own custom Jewelry company in 1975 going to local crafts fairs and competing in local arts competitions. Although he spent much of his career as a model maker and educator he did spend some time working for Blue Heron jewelry in Poulsbo.


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