Jewelry Basics for the Hydraulic Press Online Workshop with Richard Sweetman

The hydraulic press is a fabulous way to introduce dimensionality in your metalwork. In this online workshop based on his video, follow along with instructor Richard Sweetman and find out why he loves this piece of equipment. Get ready to learn everything you need to start making your own unique pieces, from creating your own dies to forming metal with depth and detail.

SKU: Q0328

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Explore the hydraulic press in this online workshop with Richard Sweetman! You’ll get to learn a variety of techniques using the hydraulic press. Learn how to cut your own die from Plexiglass using a jeweler’s saw, discover an alternate way to press metal using a vise, and learn how to make rubber inserts to create depth in your pressed metal. This online workshop with Richard Sweetman is based on his popular video and is a great resource if you want to learn ways for adding texture and dimension to metal and want expert advice and ideas for learning how to form metal.

Lesson Breakdown:

Introduction:

  • Meet Richard Sweetman
  • Richard’s Top 5 Tips
  • Tools & Materials

The Hydraulic Press:

  • Cutting your die and inserts
  • Using the vise as a press
  • Using the hydraulic press
  • Creating ridges in your work
  • About this press
  • Troubleshooting
  • Possible Projects

Techniques Covered:

  • Hydraulic press
  • Vise
  • Making dies
  • Creating ridges

Workshop Includes:
Discussion board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It’s an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.

Optional Quizzes: Short optional quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through the lessons.

Run time: ~ 36 min.

About the Instructor:
An artist and teacher for more than 30 years, Richard Sweetman received his BFA from Colorado State University and his MFA from the University of Oregon. He worked as a goldsmith in San Francisco before accepting a teaching position at Arapahoe Community College in Denver, where he built a very successful metals program. He currently runs a co-op metalsmithing studio in Denver. Visit zephyr-street-studio.com for more information.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU Q0328
Product Type Online Workshop
Author/Designer Richard Sweetman
Runtime 36 minutes
Technique Jewelry, Metalsmithing
Project Necklaces, Pendants
Difficulty Level Beginner
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