This tutorial is for anyone who wants to learn how to make a variety of simple soldered bails.
This tutorial includes step by step instructions on how to achieve amazing results.
Note: You will need a two fuel torch for this tutorial. That is, a torch that has both an oxygen and a fuel tank. The torch I use is the Smith Little Torch.
It is 18 pages long and contains photographs and samples of every step.
Techniques in Tutorial Include: Forming, Basic Soldering, Texturing, Liver of Sulfur, Ball Rivets, Using a Torch Around Gemstones including Soldering.
A little about me: I have been teaching silversmithing for ten years. My students describe me as "having an impatient style". I prefer to have fun and get lost in the making of a piece. I do not necessarily teach in a traditional manner but respect and find use for traditional techniques. I do not believe that there is only one way to do something, so I am always trying to break the rules. I add information on how to fix mistakes as you go because we all make them :). I consider mistakes design opportunities.
The file size is 4.35 Megabytes
Email me if you have any questions :)