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Jewelry Torches Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

In this class you will learn the safety and basic operation of both the Smith “Little Torch” oxyacetylene and the auto-ignition propane torches.  With these two torches, you’ll be able to solder, braze (“silver soldering”), anneal, and melt jewelry metals.  … Continue reading

Dinkel K65 Double Rolling Mill - tools

Posted on by Dale Grover

The Dinkel K65 is a precision rolling mill for flattening, imprinting, and forming square wire in soft metals. Roller width: 5.1″ / 130 mm Roller diameter: 2.5″ / 64 mm Groover widths: 0.040 – .31″ / 1-8 mm Sheet thickness: … Continue reading

Smith “Little Torch” Jewelry Oxyacetylene Torch - tools

Posted on by Dale Grover

The Smith “Little Torch” is an oxyacetylene torch suitable for soldering, brazing (including “silver soldering”), annealing, and melting metal.  It is a jewelry-scale torch.  We have tips #1-#5 and a multi-orifice (“rosebud”). Use this torch in the following settings: Dinkel … Continue reading

Sandcasting Pewter Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

In this class you’ll learn how to prepare models, create a sand mold, melt pewter, pour the molten pewter into the mold, and clean up the resulting casting. This class is required in order to sand cast in the Jewelry … Continue reading

Emco F1 CNC Mill - tools

Posted on by Dale Grover

The Emco Maier F1 CNC vertical milling machine is a precise, compact machine outfitted with a high-speed spindle for jewelry and other small machining. Mechanical: Travel X:  7.87″ / 200 mm Travel Y:  3.94″ / 100 mm Travel Z:  7.87″ … Continue reading

Emco F1 CNC Mill (Jewelry) Checkout - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

This class will introduce you to the Emco F1 CNC vertical milling machine. You will learn basic operation with an emphasis on safety. With the successful completion of this class you will be certified to use the Emco F1 CNC … Continue reading

Fusion 360 CAM Skill Development - classes

Posted on by Dale Grover

In this class you’ll learn the basics of CAM using Fusion 360.  CAM is the bridge between a CAD model (created in Fusion 360 or another program) and the G-code that runs on the actual CNC machine.  With Fusion 360 … Continue reading

Evenheat Kingpin 88 Programmable Kiln - tools

Posted on by Dale Grover

The Evenheat Kingpin 88 Programmable Kiln can be used for a variety of small-scale heating jobs like lost-wax investment “burnout” precious metal clay firing enamel firing The controller is a “ramp/soak”, pre-programmed with a variety of precious metal clay and … Continue reading

Kerr Centrifico Centrifugal Casting Machine - tools

Posted on by Dale Grover

The Kerr Centrifico is a “broken-arm” centrifugal casting machine. Typically used for casting lost-wax investment molds, centrifugal casting can produce very detailed pieces in pewter, silver, gold, and a variety of casting alloys. This particular machine has been adapted to … Continue reading

Foredom Flex-Shaft Rotary Tool - tools

Posted on by Dale Grover

The Foredom is a flexible-shaft rotary tool similar in function to a Dremel, but far more powerful.  Used by professional jewelers for a variety of tasks including drilling grinding polishing in a variety of materials including waxes, woods, precious metals, … Continue reading

Lee Pro 4 Melting Pot (Pewter) - tools

Posted on by Dale Grover

  The Lee Pro 4 Melting Pot is used at Maker Works for melting and pouring pewter for sandcasting.  It is controlled by an external PID controller for accurate pouring temperature.  The only alloy used in the pot is R98, … Continue reading

Lost-Wax Centrifugal Casting - classes

Posted on by kirstin hensley

Lost-wax casting has been used for hundreds of years and is still the way most pieces of cast jewelry are created, including rings.  Combined with centrifugal casting, lost-wax creates detailed castings in pewter, silver, and other metals using wax models.  … Continue reading