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Hydraulic Press and Metalforming classes


I am planning my 2008 training schedule and have not been able to
find any hydraulic press classes. I know last year there was one or
two in Taos. Does anyone have knowledge of upcoming classes?

I have the bonny doon press and want to know more about using it
properly and to its full advantage!

I only have so many $$ in the training budget so I don’t want to
spend it elsewhere if a hydraulic class is available that would meet
my needs.

Thank you for your help!

Hi Lynn,

There is a hydraulic press class at Catalog in Motion in Tucson 2/4
+5 and 2/6+7 also you can contact David Anderson in Taos. If you need
his email please let me know.

jennifer friedman

I am planning my 2008 training schedule and have not been able to
find any hydraulic press classes. 

Where are you and can you travel?

They have them regularly at

Check all the art camps, Arrowmont, Pennland, Haystack, etc.

Call Metalwerx.

I’m sure you can find a class if you can travel.

Helping You Make Your Best Impression in Clay

New 2008 schedule goes up by the end of the week. This one may work?

BENCHTOP PRESSES Aug. 22 24, 2008
3 Days 24 hours - $450

The Benchtop Press workshop includes the use of at least 3 different
kinds of presses that will fit neatly on a benchtop. (Screw, arbor,
and hydraulic presses.) However, most of it (90%) is centered on
using the 20-ton hydraulic press and making/using simple dies for
it. Demonstration of bending, embossing, forming, simple "pancake"
cutting, compound, and deep draw dies. You will make your own
pancake cutting and forming dies in the workshop. Practice is done on
copper and red brass sheet. Includes die steel, base metal practice
sheet, notes & patterns. Bring your own silver.

Brian P. Marshall
Stockton Jewelry Arts School


I will be teaching a class using the Bonny-Doon Press at the Craft
Guild of Dallas on March 24-28. You can contact them at:

Ronda Coryell
Studio Manager/Instructor
Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts

I see that Rio is offering a class at Catalog in Motion, February 4-5
given by David Reynolds. Should be an awesome class.

Ronda Coryell
Studio Manager/Instructor
Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts

“Moving Metal Taos” Hydraulic Die Forming Classes are now being
scheduled for 2008.

May 5th to 9th, Beginning Hydraulic Die Forming
May 12th to 16th, Beginning Hydraulic Die Forming

October 20th to 24th, Beginning Hydraulic Die Forming
October 27th to 31st, Advanced Hydraulic Die Forming

Cost of classes aRe: $695.00 + Tax for the week

Learn all there is to know about using the biggest hammer in the
shop. Understand all the safety issues and learn how to care for your
press and tooling. Explore, design and create using embossing
techniques, simple silhouette dies and progress to complex
conforming, blanking and coining dies. Get hands on experience using
all the latest types of synclastic and anticlastic bracelet forming
dies. Learn to use the various types of urethane including when to
use the different thicknesses and hardnesses to achieve your desired
effect. Form boxes will be used to contain the elastic properties of
urethane and achieve maximum volume. The complete deep draw tooling
sets will be used to quickly turn flat disks of metal into vessels,
seamless tubing for ring stock and boxes.

These classes will allow you to:

Decide if using a hydraulic press is the right tool for you Use your
hydraulic press safely and confidently Use all the latest tools and
accessories Learn to put more volume and form into your work Gain a
good understanding of polyurethane and durometers Push metal farther,
faster, and more efficiently Apply techniques to “one-of-a-kind” or

All die forming classes are 5 day classes scheduled for the “Off
Season” to allow ease of travel and accommodations. The classes are
being limited to 4 per class giving students much more personalized
instruction and allowing them to have much more hands-on,
individualized instruction with the presses.

For more contact:

David B. Anderson