05/01 Soldering Essentials

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Sunday, May 1, 2022 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

All Levels

Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.

This class will be recorded, and the recording will be available for students to access through their Little Metal Foxes accounts for a full month after the live class.

Soldering is a basic and essential skill for most metalsmiths and jewelry makers. However, not all soldering situations are the same. There are many logistics to consider and ways to get the solder where you need it. During this workshop, we will demonstrate and discuss several different ways to solder and the various types of solder that can make connecting parts easier, with more professional results. We can also address soldering challenges each participant may be facing with projects.

We will discuss the various solders, the advantages of chip vs wire, pick vs place, balling solder, and paste solder. We will also discuss the challenges with soldering various materials that can create particular challenges.

Demos will include:

  • Basic solder, tips for getting it to flow
  • Clean, fit, heat, correct solder for the situation
  • Wire versus chips
  • Balling solder
  • Pick soldering
  • Paste solder
  • Problem-solving



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.

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