Jennifer Williams

Metalsmithing Archives - Jennifer Williams

Smith Little Torch Counterfeit

I bought a great new torch! Always being on the lookout for good deals, I have been occasionally checking Craigslist and ebay for a well priced torch. Finally, I picked up a “new in-box” Smith […]

Apr, 14

Casting a Ring, Part III: Finishing

A newly cast ring still requires a lot of work before it is ready to wear. I began by carving a wax model, (see Part I) which I invested and cast (see Part II). Now […]

Aug, 10

Removing Rust

Working in humid climates is tough on steel tools. Despite checking for rust and oiling tools once a week, some tools still end up with light surface rust. Frequent handling, damp metal, and pickle splashes […]

Jul, 27

Fixing Dents on Steel Stakes

Working as a metals and jewelry shop monitor at an educational institution means frequently fixing damaged tools. Inexperienced students, as expected, often make mistakes that result in damaged tools and equipment. The items that require […]

Jul, 26


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