Tue, May 01|
Western Avenue Studios and Lofts
Soldering 101 Two-Five Days
Students will learn several styles of soldering such as pick style for precision, stick soldering for larger pieces and chip soldering. Students are encouraged to bring any soldering failures or challenges to class.
Time & Location
May 01, 2018, 7:00 PM
Western Avenue Studios and Lofts, 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01851, USA
About The Event
Good soldering techniques are the foundation of jewelry and holloware fabrication. Understanding how metals heat and how to make accurate, well-fitting joints are the real secrets of successful soldering. Information on different gasses, i.e. propane, acetylene, MAPP and natural gas, as well as studio setup concerns. We will cover the basics of “T” joints, butt joints, curved joints, connections and cleanup. We will also learn about sweat soldering, fussy fitting for the best connection, and soldering small jump rings to larger cast pieces. In workshops from 3-5 days, sterling silver, Argentium and gold are introduced.