Whaley Studios, San Diego, Ca. is pleased to once again announce A
Rolling Mill Workshop
This one-day workshop led by Jay Whaley on Saturday, October 25th,
2008, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, gives participants hands-on experience
and needed to create their own wire and sheet stock from
raw materials, using a rolling mill, torch, melting dishes, and
If you’ve felt that metals purchased from catalogs have not offered
you the creativity you need for your fabricated jewelry work, you
need to know how to make your own custom stock using a rolling mill
and drawplates. In this informative, one day, hands-on workshop, you
will learn how to melt and pour an ingot, and to make your own sheet
and wire stock of many different sizes and shapes.
You will get to use a Durston 120 mm D2 double mill, a 120 mm
Cavallin combination mill, and a special mill machined for 1/2 round
wire stock. There are also two portable drawing benches and an
assortment of drawplates.
Workshop Topics :
-Alloying jewelry metals.
-How to alloy different colors and karats of gold from 24K and pre-
mixed alloys, and makin g sterling silver from fine silver and
or S88 alloy.
-Strategies for selecting and adjusting ingot molds for correct sized
finished wire and sheet stock.
-Melting and pouring ingots with a torch.
-Care and maintanance of rolling mills.
-Making basic square wire stock.
-Making a true square, rectangular wire, bezel stock, tapering wire
for the drawplate.
-Correct annealing of wire and sheet stock, coiling and wrapping for
-Upsetting rectangular stock for narrowing.
-Reshaping larger wire shapes into smaller wire forms.
-Using the mill to make sheet stock “dead flat”.
-Using drawplates to make wire stock.
-How to straighten wire.
-Assorted rolling mill tricks for making fancy stock.
-Roller printing with assorted materials.
-Sample Rolling Mill Video
Fast Silver Bezel
Who Should Attend: Students, Teachers, Jewelry-Makers, Suppliers,
Cost to Attend: The cost to attend the Rolling Mill Workshop is $100
(plus a small materials fee). For assistance, call or email the
Workshop Coordinator at 858-602-8338 or Jay at WhaleyStudios dot