I’m a new member and relatively new to metalsmithing. I’m in the
middle of putting together my first studio and wondered if you could
guide me on whether to have a separate soldering station or not. I
also want to know how to set it up.
The one I’m used to has a pan. It has been suggested that I get
something more modern, but I’m not sure exactly what to get. I am
taking classes at an art center with a traditional classroom. I’ve
been told that soldering taught at jewelry schools is conducted
differently but I don’t know what that means.
Also, I see that height is really important. I have a jewelers bench
which is 40". I am 5’ 1". Should the soldering area also be that
height? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the
soldering area at the bench?
I have similar questions about a flexshaft, which I have yet to
The carpenters are here now. I’ve ordered the book about benches but
it is yet to arrive.
Vanessa N Weber