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Teresa Masters April 24th 08 05:12 PM

Jay Whaley's New Studio and first Workshop.

This is an invitation for all in the Southern California area.

It's our pleasure to invite you to the opening of a new and exciting
metalsmithing studio, Whaley Studios, owned by Jay Whaley, on
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 from 4-8 pm. Jay's studio is conveniently
located in the lively Hillcrest area of San Diego at 3858 5th Ave.,
Suite A (between Robinson and University).

Whaley Studios will now be available for both private classes and
specialty workshops taught by both Jay and other industry experts.
Please come to the studio opening to view the wonderful working
environment, watch demonstrations, network and provide input on
potential workshops you'd like to see put in motion! Refreshments
will also be served.

Jay Whaley has been a bench jeweler and metalsmithing instructor for
over 30 years in Arizona, Hawaii and California. As many of you
know, Jay is a master craftsman and has managed the jewelry/metals
program at the UCSD Craft Center for the past 22 years.

With the opening of his new studio, Jay offers San Diego and SoCal
metalsmiths the much needed opportunity to work, learn and enhance
our metalsmithing skills in a local environment. Join us May 3rd and
help launch this exciting new endeavor!

This is an opportunity to meet Jay Whaley. The studio is lovely, and
will host many wonderful Workshops.

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

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 information go to Jay's
website at:

Abrasha April 26th 08 05:06 AM

Jay Whaley's New Studio and first Workshop.
Teresa Masters wrote:

Jay Whaley has been a bench jeweler and metalsmithing instructor for
over 30 years


One Day Rolling Mill Workshop

Somehow those two statements seem very strange together. 30 years
experience, and all she has to offer is a rolling mill workshop?!?

A rolling mill workshop is like teaching people how to open a banana.


Peter W.. Rowe, April 26th 08 05:21 AM

Jay Whaley's New Studio and first Workshop.
On Fri, 25 Apr 2008 21:06:25 -0700, in Abrasha

A rolling mill workshop is like teaching people how to open a banana.

perhaps, but consider:

Perusing the archives of the Orchid list, one finds many many postings
pertaining to rolling mills, from which mill to buy, how to service and adjust,
how to care for them, and how to avoid damaging them. Knowing, for example,
that some things should not go through a rolling mill or the rolls will be
damaged, isn't always obvious to beginners. Neither are things like knowing how
much to tighten the rolls between passes (which can differ between metals) or
how often to anneal, or even how to tell when the metal is reduced enough that
it now must be annealed (again, different for different metals) And that just
takes us through the basic use of reducing the thickness of sheet metal. Proper
use in making wire is another few minutes of instruction that beginners might
need. And then you get to the interesting stuff. How to forge a taper, or how
to taper down the center of a section of stock that will be turned into a ring
shank, and end up with the right length, thus reducing the amount of metal you'd
have to file off of a straight blank to get that tapered shank... How to
calculate the required starting square dimensions when you've got a required
rectangle wire you want. Pattern rolls, Roll printing, in all it's myriad
variations, do's and dont's, etc etc. And how 'bout the shortcuts you can use a
mill for in fold forming, or turning a straight strip of metal into a curved one
by making the rolls non-parallel...

The list goes on. If you're starting with beginners, I can easily see how you
could turn this into a full day's workshop before everyone has gotten it all...

And remember. Even that bananna has it's variations. yeah, eat it raw if you
like, but how 'bout fried and caramelized with a bit of brandy, covered in ice
cream or other fresh fruit, or...? And Not just for eating. Ask any porn
star. And don't forget to warn package handlers about stowaway dangerous
spiders. Oh, and don't step on that peel... I'll bet there are whole books out
there on banannas...



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