Hand Forging for the Silversmith
Tutor : David Clayton
Materials to be supplied by the student
Selection of files and 240 + 320 white oxide abrasive paper
Hand vice if available
Any silversmithing hammers you have
Any silversmithing and jewellers hand tools
Piercing saw and blades
Copper oddments suitable for spoon templates
Garden gloves suitable for polishing on machine
Insulated pliers if available
Needle files – basic – if available
Covered-in strong shoes must be worn
Coffee mug (tea, coffee, milk, sugar etc are not supplied by the School)
Some items will be available from Australian Jewellers’ Supplies who will have a representative at the School on the morning of 2 July.
If pre-ordering be sure you specify to Australian Jewellers’ Supplies that you are a student at the McGregor Winter School.
Materials which can be purchased from the tutor at the School:
The tutor will supply a kit for sale for $170 or for rent for $70 and contains:
3 hammers for forging
Pair of tongs
3 sizes of copper
You will need to let David know if you need him to supply a kit prior to the School
Silver - If students intend to use silver for their project please contact the tutor as early as possible to ensure availability – most silver bar will have to be produced to order and won’t be available off the shelf – phone (07) 3245 1565 or email: email@example.com Silver bar is at the students expense.
Estimated material cost: approximately $50 for copper plus $10 for polishing expenses.
IMPORTANT: All electrical equipment required for your class at USQ must be ‘tag-tested' by a qualified electrician prior to arrival in order to comply with safety rules. Items include: extension cords, hair dryers, and radio/CD players etc.
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
If you bring any hazardous substance to the McGregor School, could you please ensure that you obtain a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) from the supplier or obtain one from the manufacturer of this substance.
To do this, either ask the supplier from whom you purchase the hazardous substance, or read the contact details on the hazardous substance and contact the manufacturer and ask for a MSDS). Once you have obtained the MSDS, bring it with you to the school, and hand in a copy to the McGregor School office and or the Tutor.
Hazardous substance can be: e.g. solvents, acids, some paint and glues, chemicals, fixatives, fluxes and solders.
If you are unsure, the Supplier and or manufacturer should be able to inform you if the substance is classed as hazardous.