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Little Metal Foxes

07/28 Diamond Burs Demystified

07/28 Diamond Burs Demystified

Regular price $52.00 USD
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Sunday, July 28, 2024 
9:00 - 11:00 am PST

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

All Levels

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!

All classes include the video recording, which you will have access to for 60 days after the class. Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day (24 hours) prior to class.

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


Supply List for Students

The links below will take you to or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Students in the Rio for Schools program enjoy wholesale benefits for six months (instructor code = RFSLMF). 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.

Recommended Materials:

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!

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