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Notices > Coppersmithing Demonstration scheduled for January 12, 2013

OABA Coppersmithing Demonstration

Stephen White from Two Smiths will provide a full day of instruction about techniques and processes for forming and working with copper. Topics to be covered include the following:

An overview of particular tools and equipment necessary for working with copper: raising hammers, planishing hammers, nibbler, hammering stakes, dies, shaping cauls, chasing tools, pine pitch etc.

Hollowing Raising Chasing and Repousee
Bending edges over
How to create lock joints and standing seams
Use of an arbour press to form hemispheres

A little bit about Patinas
Buffing/ polishing

Soft soldering
Silver soldering
Riveting sheet copper together
Tig welding

Pattern Development:
1. How to develop and lay out patterns for copper range hoods with complex curves
2. Demonstration of making forms that transition from square to round

The workshop starts at 8:30am and runs until about 4:00 pm.

It is a demonstration only, no hands on.....Please bring a chair, also for your safety- Eye and Ear protection!

There is only room for 30 People.

Cost is $ 40.00, Cash Only

Call Stephen White or Sandra Dunn 519-571-9538 to register.


December 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterOABA