Greetings from North Carolina!
My name is Chris Weston, and I used to subscribe to the digest, but
recently decided that the discussion group is much more lively and
I’ve been making jewelry for about a year now, in silver and copper, with
the occasional 14k gold. I was recently accepted into Haywood Community
College’s 2 year professional crafts program in jewelry, and will start in
I just set up a hydraulic press and have been enjoying making shapes with
matrix and conforming dies. I researched/purchased my own power unit with
gauge, so if anyone wants any info. on that, let me know.
I already have a question for the group: My shop space is in an
unventilated, windowless basement. (There is a door with a window in it,
however.) The walls are cinderblock. How do I go about ventilating the
space for soldering? Any would be much appreciated!