A local children’s science museum, The Discovery Space, is starting a brand new community maker space adjacent to the museum, called The Rivet. I would like to help outfit a basic jewelry studio for classes of six to eight students; my personal budget is about $1200. Here’s my challenge: I am self-taught, so I have no clue how to set-up a classroom. The Rivet has already received donations of a small combination roller mill, a Durston dapping set in need of TLC, and some pliers.
What tools are needed for classes in basic fabrication and in what quanitities? Which tools are best shared and which should be allotted to each student? What other larger tools do we need for the studio----I will start a wishlist.
I would appreciate any guidance you can give me!