Hi Trudy… well, remember to not put a death grip on the saw.
Try not to tense your arm up when sawing. If the sawing gets
hard, then BACK off. Sawing is a finesse thing, not a power
thing. Let’s see… and CLEAN your piece very well before
Have a blast. It’s not been so long for me, and now I’m
teaching the blasted stuff. One of my kiddos soldered her first
sterling ring yesterday and she was walking on the moon. She
had a good clean butt joint (you’ll find out), and the solder
flowed just perfectly. She had very little clean up to do and
wore the ring today and was stopping people in the hall to show
them. One of my student’s mothers stopped me in the hall
yesterday and asked me if I could teach her kid geometry. I’m
not a math person and I told her, and the mom said that her
daughter DOES jewelry homework all the time (not that I really
give them homework…) and she thought that if I worked with her
on geometry that maybe the girl would do that work as well.
Let us know how you do!!! I can’t wait to hear.