Hydraulic Die Forming
When: 5 Day Class, July 27^th to 31^st
Where: Taos, New Mexico
Cost: $700.00 Tax, Materials Included, 4 student limit
Instructor: David B. Anderson, Goldsmith
In this class you will:
 Use the anticlastic and synclastic bracelet tooling
 Use the latest upgraded tools and accessories
 Understand polyurethane and durometers
 Put more volume and form into your work
 Push metal farther, faster, and more efficiently
This Class is designed as an overview of all the processes
associated with the Bonny Doon hydraulic press.
Learn about using the biggest hammer in the shop. Understand the
safety issues and learn how to care for your press and tooling.
Design and create simple silhouette dies and progress to complex
conforming and blanking dies. Explore the different possibilities of
coining and embossing. Get hands on experience designing and layout
of all types of dies. Learn to use the various types of urethane
including when to use the different thicknesses and hardnesses. Use
different types of synclastic and anticlastic bracelet forming dies
and learn how they can be used to create quality bracelets easily.
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. Form boxes will be used to contain the elastic properties of
urethane and achieve maximum volume.