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[Workshop] Rolling Mill Workshop


#1

Dear Folks,

Here’s an update on our Rolling Mill Workshop.

August 2-3, 2008 9AM-6PM, at Montrose, PA. Montrose is in
Northeastern PA.

This is a 2 day intensive workshop with the Rolling Mill Master, Jay
Whaley. Jay will be teaching us how to take 24K Gold & Fine Silver &
alloy them to 18K & 14K Gold, & Sterling Silver. We will then melt
the alloys and pour them into sheet & wire ingot molds.

Using the Rolling Mill, the ingots will be rolled into our choice of
thickness & shape to create various sheet & wire products. We will
then make finished Jewelry of our choice with our newly created Gold
or Silver sheet & wire products which we created from scratch!

This Workshop will teach us how to make our own sheet & wire stock
without having to wait on an order from a supplier for a particular
piece. This is also an excelllent way to recycle Gold & Silver scrap
& not have to send it out to the refiner.

Student packets for the class will be going out shortly. We only
have room for a total of 10 students, so if you are interested,
please contact me as soon as possible. You may contact me off-list.

Thank you!
Char overturf
570-388-2892
www.ejewelryoriginals.com


#2

One Day Rolling Mill Workshop
Taught by Jay Whaley Sat. May 17th, 2008 9:00 to 4:00
Whaley Studios, 3858 5th Ave., Ste. A, San Diego
Workshop fee: $100 plus a small materials fee
Registration: Call Lisa Van Herik at 858-551-0227 or reply to this
email

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.

In this workshop, 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 2 portable drawing
benches and an assortment of drawplates. There will be a small
materials fee for metals used.

Among the many topics covered in the one-day workshop:

Alloying your own metals for color, karat, and workability. Setting
up ingot molds for correct sized finished stock. Safely pouring sheet
and wire ingots. Making square stock, and forming into half-round,
round, and “true square” wire. Annealing strategies. Planning for
specific dimensions in finished stock. Tapering wire for use with
drawplates and drawing machines. Narrowing and widening flat stock.
Making bezel stock in specific thickness and width. Roller printing
sheet stock with various materials What to look for when purchasing
your own rolling mill.

Jay is a master of the rolling mill, and has been teaching it’s use
to his students for over 20 years. In his new studio in San Diego,
which is devoted to precious metal fabrication, he is now offering
specialized workshops in jewelry fabrication techniques. Other
experts on metalsmithing techniques will be brought in to teach
additional workshops in the future. For more go to Jay’s
website at: www.whaleystudios.com


#3

I wanted to post a recommendation, if that’s allowed. I recently
attend a workshop taught by Jay Whaley, in San Diego, CA (USA) on
getting the most from your rolling mill, and it really opened my eyes
to the possibilities this tool offers beyond simply texturing metal.
I have a pile of clean, pure sterling silver scrap, and instead of
sending it to a refiner, I now know that I can to melt it down, pour
an ingot, and roll it into usable stock myself. Plus I learned how
simple it is to make your own alloys, and that with a little help
from a machinist, you can get rollers made so you can create custom
size stock.

Lorraine


#4

Dear Folks,

Just a reminder of our wonderful East coast Rolling Mill Workshop
w/Jay Whaley. Aug. 2 & 3 in Montrose, PA. This will be an intensive
2 day workshop w/the Rolling Mill master himself, definitely an event
you don’t want to miss!

Jay has taught these workshops throughout the world. He has been
teaching in CA at the UCSD Craft Center for many years & also has
his own studio where he teaches. If you want to learn something, it’s
truly wonderful to learn it from the best. Jay can do things with
the Rolling Mill that you have never even thought of.

If you are interested in receiving a Student Packet for the class,
please contact me immediately so I can hold a place for you.
Workshop tuition: $425.

This class will certainly broaden your horizons & introduce you to a
whole new world of possibilities. This class is appropriate for
Novice & Professional Jewelers.

Thank you for your time & attention.

Sincerely,

Char
570-388-2892


#5

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
drawplates.

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
copper
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
annealing wire.
-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,
Hobbyists,

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
com.