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[Workshop] Creatively Moving Metal With the Hydraulic Press


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Creatively Moving Metal With the Hydraulic Press
Cynthia Eid
Oct. 24-26,2008

Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, 950 Rice Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Work with the largest “hammer” in the shop! Learn how to use the
hydraulic press and explore design and form possibilities. The
workshop will begin with hydraulic press safety and care. Learn about
and understand how to take advantage of the various thicknesses and
durometers of urethane for effective and creative embossing and die
forming. Make and use embossing and silhouette dies. Use 3" deep draw
tools to form metal— 3" discs can become small vessels, lidded
containers, or seamless tubes to slice and form finger rings. Learn
about split matrix dies and how a reversible silhouette die can make
matching halves can be soldered together to create hollow forms for
jewelry and hollowware. Become familiar with forming using Bonny
Doon synclastic, anticlastic, and free form tools, as well as form
boxes and contained urethanes. Hydraulic press forming can be
combined with surface enrichment techniques for limitless
possibilities! This workshop is appropriate for students with basic
metalsmithing skills as well as professionals.

To register, or for further (601) 856-7546