Basic Flex Shaft Collection
This collection helps you get the most out of your flex shaft! Regardless of skill level, you will love the in-depth information you get from Travis and Andy.
Make your flex shaft work for you with hours of video instruction by the best in the business! These videos cover everything from care and cleaning to grinding and sanding to carving wax molds.
In this collection, Travis Ogden and Andy Cooperman get you comfortable with the flex shaft! Whether it's maintaining the flex shaft, grinding, sanding, finishing or polishing your designs in metal, stone or wax, Travis walks you through instructions for everything. He also shows you how to use your flex shaft to create wax molds for casting metal. Then watch Andy Cooperman as he uses unconventional techniques with burs, mandrels, separating disks and rubberized abrasives in unique, time-saving ways. Andy later reveals his top picks for handpieces, as well as fun tips and tricks, such as how to turn your Flex Shaft into a lathe.
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The flex shaft is one of the most commonly found but consistently underutilized tools at the jeweler's and metalsmith's bench. Andy Cooperman has explored and learned to exploit this machine as few others have. His approach to the flex shaft is expansive and non-traditional, and includes techniques such as new twists on drilling, creating a hammered finish with a rubber wheel, and even polishing with a Q-tip. This video takes a fun and comprehensive look at the accessories, attachments, and endless possibilities of the flex shaft. In the second volume, techniques include using an eye screw as a pit pounder and turning your flex shaft into a lathe. He'll also explain how a hammer handpiece can be used for stone setting, riveting, and upsetting by capitalizing on its ability to combine force and accuracy.
Join metalsmith and jewelry maker Travis Ogden in 7 watch-and-learn lessons for everything you'll need to know and bring your jewelry making skills to a professional level using the flex shaft for your work. Easily enhance all your metal jewelry with this useful tool! Expand your knowledge with detailed jewelry making instructions for everything from maintaining the flex shaft to grinding, sanding, finishing and polishing your designs in metal, stone or wax.
Join metalsmith Travis Ogden for his video workshop dedicated to teaching you how to carve a wax model for a pendant. This comprehensive lesson covers all the steps you need to successfully begin carving wax models for jewelry making using your flex shaft. Watch as Travis transforms a block of wax into a stylish wax model that can be used to create a mold for casting into your metal choice. Including important design considerations and tips for achieving the illusion of varying thickness, and important information for carving with the flex shaft, this workshop DVD is a must-have for anyone interested in learning how to successfully carve a wax model at home. Faster, more forgiving, and less expensive than metal fabrication, this is a clever way to create metal jewelry and to easily produce multiples of the same design.
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