Sunday, May 2, 2021
2:00 - 4:00 pm PDT
Instructor: Julia Lowther
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.
Do you own a jump ring cutter of some kind? Do you know how to use it safely? Are you catching your precious metal lemel (the technical name for metal sawdust!) when you cut rings? Come learn how to cut all the way to the very end of a coil (no wasted rings), how to cut oval rings (needed for Cuban Chain), and how to make a Lemel Trap to save you $$$.
We’ll talk about the PotterUSA “Coil Cutter”, the PEPE “Jump Ring Maker”, the Durston “Jump Ring Former”, and how they all compare to the original Grossman “Jump Ringer” (sadly, no longer manufactured, but shown in the images for this class), so you can make an informed decision when purchasing.
You don’t need to buy anything new to benefit from this class. Come and ask all your questions before investing in a wonderful time saving new tool
Skill Level: Beginner
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.
Jump Ring Cutter Options
- Durston - Quad Jump Ring Former - 113513 (Rio Grande)
- PotterUSA - Coil Cutter (PotterUSA makes options to fit Foredom and Dremel handpieces, winder sold separately)
PEPETOOLS - Jump Ring Maker 2 (PEPETOOLS)
Mandrel Set Options
Tools Recommended for making a Lemel Trap
- X-Acto knife
- Drill bit (approx. 1/8″)
- Glue gun
- Sandpaper scrap (coarse)
- Permanent marker
Materials Recommended for Lemel Trap
- Clear vinyl sheet (~4mil-8mil thick, about 1-foot sq.- available at hardware stores)
- Clear flexible plastic container, at least 9″ long (128 oz or larger, get PET type plastic, which is clear and flexible)
Hexagonal plastic storage container - 129 oz. (Amazon)
OR 1-gallon clear plastic jar - 128 oz. (Amazon)