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Soldering Success in Every Scenario

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Item # 15208531
Instructor : Jim Dailing
$39.99 $24.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Learn sophisticated jewelry soldering techniques alongside custom jeweler Jim Dailing in this class from Craftsy and Rio Grande. Start by getting comfortable with wire-based constructions as Jim walks you through soldering earring posts, small wire elements and a structural cube. Move on to tackling connections for delicate findings with a lesson on soldering jump rings, T-bar clasps and pinbacks. Then turn up the heat as you see how to solder larger areas and seams while Jim demonstrates on a wide-band ring, a two-layer ring, and a scored and folded piece. Take your technique further as you build skills for connecting a smaller element to a large one that's already been soldered. Plus, Jim will teach you how to solder pieces that contain two different metals while minimizing cleanup and accounting for the metals' differing conductivities.  Learn sophisticated jewelry soldering techniques alongside custom jeweler Jim Dailing in this class from Craftsy and Rio Grande. Start by getting comfortable with wire-based constructions as Jim walks you through soldering earring posts, small wire elements and a structural cube. Move on to tackling connections for delicate findings with a lesson on soldering jump rings, T-bar clasps and pinbacks. Then turn up the heat as you see how to solder larger areas and seams while Jim demonstrates on a wide-band ring, a two-layer ring, and a scored and folded piece. Take your technique further as you build skills for connecting a smaller element to a large one that's already been soldered. Plus, Jim will teach you how to solder pieces that contain two different metals while minimizing cleanup and accounting for the metals' differing conductivities. More
Tackle complex connections with soldering savvy. Learn how to account for your piece's materials, mass, heat sinks and beyond.

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Learn sophisticated jewelry soldering techniques alongside custom jeweler Jim Dailing in this class from Craftsy and Rio Grande. Start by getting comfortable with wire-based constructions as Jim walks you through soldering earring posts, small wire elements and a structural cube. Move on to tackling connections for delicate findings with a lesson on soldering jump rings, T-bar clasps and pinbacks. Then turn up the heat as you see how to solder larger areas and seams while Jim demonstrates on a wide-band ring, a two-layer ring, and a scored and folded piece. Take your technique further as you build skills for connecting a smaller element to a large one that's already been soldered. Plus, Jim will teach you how to solder pieces that contain two different metals while minimizing cleanup and accounting for the metals' differing conductivities.
 Learn sophisticated jewelry soldering techniques alongside custom jeweler Jim Dailing in this class from Craftsy and Rio Grande. Start by getting comfortable with wire-based constructions as Jim walks you through soldering earring posts, small wire elements and a structural cube. Move on to tackling connections for delicate findings with a lesson on soldering jump rings, T-bar clasps and pinbacks. Then turn up the heat as you see how to solder larger areas and seams while Jim demonstrates on a wide-band ring, a two-layer ring, and a scored and folded piece. Take your technique further as you build skills for connecting a smaller element to a large one that's already been soldered. Plus, Jim will teach you how to solder pieces that contain two different metals while minimizing cleanup and accounting for the metals' differing conductivities.
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Instructor
   Jim Dailing

Jim Dailing creates custom jewelry and wax carvings at his studio in Bend, Oregon. He's been teaching jewelry arts, sculpture and metalsmithing since he earned his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1987. Along with teaching classes out of his home studio and for Rio Grande, Jim is an instructor at Central Oregon Community College. His articles and designs can be found in industry publications such as MJSA, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artists and more.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Acetylene torch
2 . Smith Little Torch, tips 4-6 
3 . Striker or battery-powered torch lighter
4 . Large 6" half-round file
5 . Small needle half-round file
6 . Jeweler's saw with blades, 2/0 and 4/0 blades 
7 . Small wire snips 
8 . Small hand shears 
9 . Green or brown abrasive pad
10 . Flux (not paste)
11 . Pickle pot 
12 . Easy, medium and hard wire solder
13 . 14-, 20- and 22-gauge sterling sheet
14 . 16-, 18- and 20-gauge sterling wire 
15 . 20-gauge sheet metal, brass and/or bronze pieces
16 . 26-gauge, 14kt gold bezel wire
17 . Fine silver bezel wire
18 . Manufactured sterling backs
19 . Pre-made 15-gauge sterling band

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Overview & Key Concepts
00:14:32

Meet your instructor, Jim Dailing, and explore how each lesson will give you skills for assessing different soldering scenarios, choosing a strategy and applying skills that will help you succeed. He'll also share some essential info for the setup considerations, materials and heating techniques that will come into play for every scenario.

Lesson 2 : Wire-Based Connections
00:19:03

Explore some basic jewelry-making scenarios where small pieces of wire need to be soldered. Watch as Jim demonstrates how to set up and solder earring posts, small wire elements and a three-dimensional cube.

Lesson 3 : Delicate Constructions
00:12:41

Build confidence soldering more delicate constructions such as findings without overheating your pieces. From jump rings to a T-bar clasp and a pinback, you'll see how to avoid mishaps with smarter soldering technique for these jewelry pieces.

Lesson 4 : Larger Areas & Seams
00:24:48

Turn up the heat as you move on to soldering larger areas and seams. You'll see how to successfully join a wide-band ring, a two-layered band ring and reinforce the seam of a fold form.

Lesson 5 : Affixing Smaller Elements to Larger
00:24:56

Find out how Jim tackles soldering smaller elements onto larger one. He'll show you how to solder bezels onto larger objects as well as how to create a hollow constructed piece.

Lesson 6 : Mixed Metals
00:17:29

Learn how to solder a simple pin made of mixed metals. Then Jim will guide you step by step through creating a gold and silver ring without fear of ruining your precious pieces or expensive materials.



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