Now I am stuck or am I'' I have no access to the drilling
equipment in the college now and the other jewellery classes in my
area are already full Would it be possible to file these patterns
out by hand' If so is there a special sort of file to do this'' I
also have a dremel drill if I bought a flexishaft for it (which I
am prepared to do) would this work'' Or is there another way I
could do this'
Sure, buy a flex shaft. Though, rather than buy the attachment for
your Dremel, I would at least consider a complete flex shaft kit
from http://www.contenti.com. You could also buy a hand drill.
No, you don't want to file the designs. Drill and saw as planned.
Then solder on a thin piece of backing metal (if that's your plan)
to hold the resin. Or maybe you wanted it open' I think people use
masking tape to hold the resin in, let it cure, remove the tape. But
please don't do that on my word without further research.
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay