Saturday, June 18, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse
Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 30 minutes prior to class.
The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.
There are so many burs! But, what do they all do? In this workshop we will discuss, demonstrate, and familiarize students with the wide variety of burs designed for use with the flexible shaft drill or other similar rotary tools, with a specific focus on the diamond burs and cutting wheels. During the workshop participants will: learn what purpose different shapes and styles serve, how to add texture and writing, how to notch and alter cabochon stones, and how to drill and cut ceramic, stone, and glass. The objective of the class is to give students the knowledge and confidence to work with a diamond bur on metal and non-metal materials. We’ll pay specific attention to what each shape can do so that your work takes on a more unique look and feel.
Techniques demonstrated will include pattern, texture, drilling, cutting, finishing, and general usage.
I invite your questions and encourage class participation! Students are encouraged to experiment in class to create samples using copper, stone, glass, and ceramic.
All Levels Welcome!
Supply List for Students
The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Registered Little Metal Foxes students can access the Rio for Schools program for significant savings (discounts and flat-rate shipping). This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.
Listed below are sets that I will be demonstrating. However, listed first are basic sets that contain several shapes and burs to try. See what looks like a good set for you or wait until after the class to purchase the tools you need. You will be a more informed consumer after the class!
- Students will need a flexshaft, Dremel, or rotary type tool.
- Diamond wheel assortment
- Diamond bur assortment
- Diamond coring bit assortment
- A shallow dish with water and a simple kitchen sponge
- About 6" x 6” piece of copper. This is for sample and practice. Available at the local hardware store. Work with 24 or heavier gauge.