Repair your jewellery tools

Course Dates: 23/09/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Rae Duncan

Fed up with your jewellery making tools getting lost or damaged? Want to know how to sharpen them, and keep them in tip top condition? This short workshop will introduce you to proper care of your equipment, and where to source new additions.


What is the course about?

Maintenance and upkeep of tools. Also the preparation of tools for use and the correct use of tools.

What will we cover?

- Preparation and finishing of steel
- Hardening and tempering of steel
- Preparation and sharpening of cutting tools
- Fitting handles.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Prepare and polish steel
- Fit a handle to either a file or engraver
- Sharpen an engraver or cutting tool.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is not suitable for complete beginners: you should have some basic experience of using files, hand tools and some polishing experience. If you have done some other kinds of metal fabrication other than jewellery, so much the better.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Through practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

It’s a short session but if you have tools that have been abused, we can use these as examples of how to make good. If you can bring a file and a handle or an engraver/spitzstick and handle that would be helpful.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Build offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.

The courses below might complement what you learned on this course:

VV833 Jewellery making: all levels
VV120 Jewellery workshop after work: surface decorations
VV696 Jewellery: stone setting I.

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Great course - any serious jeweller and jewellery student should take this course and start thinking more about the tools they use and how to make them work best for you... Would be even better as a longer version so you can get stuck in putting all the ideas and info into practice!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/09/2018)
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Course Code: VV438

Mon, eve, 23 Sep - 23 Sep '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £39.00
Senior fee: £39.00
Concession: £39.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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