Repair your jewellery tools

Course Dates: 09/12/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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.
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Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00

Course Code: VV438

Thu, eve, 09 Dec - 09 Dec '21

Duration: 1 session

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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.

For health and safety reason, please also bring your won apron and safety glasses.

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

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

Browse our current offer for complemtary courses.

Rae Duncan

Studied at Plymouth College of Art, Middlesex University and Harrow College. Teaching Specialisms are press forming, casting/wax carving, stone mounting/setting and tool making. Rae has taught at many London Colleges including London Met, Newham College and Citylit. Rae has exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall, New Ashgate Gallery and Electrum Gallery to name a few. His commissioned work has included clients such as Next, Smash Hits music awards, prototyping for Vivienne Westwood and more recently, restoration of the original architectural model of the Sydney Opera House for the Engineering the World exhibition at the V+A. and hundreds of individual commissions through his shop. Crafts Council Selected maker. Rae is also a trained musical instrument maker, specialising in violins, violas, classical and flamenco guitars.

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