Soldering Essentials

Class Video

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Saturday, October 24, 2020 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT 

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse 

Beginning to Intermediate Levels

10 student capacity

Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 30 minutes prior to class.

Check the SUPPLY LIST below. It will contain links to buy the supplies you need.

Soldering is a basic and essential skill for most metalsmiths and Jewellery 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

Links below take you to 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).

Recommended supplies and materials are based on individual needs. We will be discussing the best options for you so you can be an informed consumer. You can practice with what you have or order later based on today’s lesson.


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