Bridged - Intro to Basic Soldering
- 3 hours
- It is the simple designs that are the hardest. This project will challenge your soldering skills. Students will complete a bracelet by the end of class.
ToolsSome tools will be provided by the instructor. Please refer to your registration.
Bench BlockSteel or Anodized aluminum - Used as a hammering surface for metal stamping or working with metal.
Bow Opening Pliers
Reverse action pliers enabling the jaws to open when the handles are squeezed. Used mostly to stretch metal.
Chasing HammerUsed for chasing/moving metal. In my classes chasing hammers are used to create hammer marks on metal and riveting. Instructor will provide for every class needed.
Basic hand tools – Any quality is appropriate for my classes. These do not need to be high end or expense.
Magnifier or Optivisor– For almost all classes this is listed as an “As Needed” tool. If you have sight challenges it is recommended that you are properly prepared. For advance stone setting classes this is required! If you decide to use reading glasses consider better than 2.5x.
Needle File SetUsed for filing smaller pieces of metal and tight places. When required, either diamond coated or fine tooth is preferred. Some students may prefer to use smaller files as opposed to the student files for their projects.
Metal Ruler6" metal ruler is preferred unless otherwise noted. A larger one will also work, however, it may be a little cumbersome.
Side CuttersAlso known as wire cutters or snippers. For many of my classes I prefer Ultra Flush side cutters because it eases the workload. Ultra flush is the most flush you can buy as opposed to just flush cutters. If you don't own a pair of Ultra Flush cutters, you may want to invest in a good pair either Lindstrom or Swanstrom. There is usually not a different in price between ultra and just flush cutters so why not just buy the best? The image shows just a side cutter (top) and ultra flush (bottom).
Items in this Soldering Kit will be provided for use during the class. If you are interested in ordering a kit please click on the image. Kit includes: Butane torch, butane, 1 tube solder paste, fire tweezers, copper tweezers, Sparex, tripod with mesh, flux, soldering board. (Note: kit will be delivered at class. If you require the kit prior to class please contact us to make arrangements.
Student FilesStandard size is 2/o. For filing metal. . Instructor will provide to share for every class needed.