Tool Making - Custom Decorative Stamps

  • $160.00
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Tool Making - Custom Decorative Stamps
Instructor: Bill Dawson
August 18, Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00
Class Fee: $160 | Material Kit Fee $15 payable to instructor

Prerequisites: no experience necessary

Class Description:
Add distinction to your jewelry with a personalized, one-of-a-kind decorative punch. It's simpler than you may think! Learning to custom-make steel tools is a priceless skill and creating decorative stamping tools is an excellent first project. Take this opportunity to design your own maker's-mark or to create unique texturing tools. In this one-day workshop students will learn the basics of forging, cutting, tempering and annealing steel. This project will give students the basic knowledge to create a range of new designs and create steel tools to work with in the future. It also has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars! No experience necessary, returning students welcome.


Materials INCLUDED:

  • Steel for making punches


Students MAY Bring:

  • Leather work gloves
  • Old steel stamping tools or punches to alter

Instructor Bio:

Bill Dawson came to art metals by way of blacksmithing at the University of Oregon. Since then he has been making a living with metalsmithing, both teaching and creating custom pieces for all manner of patrons. A close examination of metalwork of ancient cultures of Ireland has given Bill a deeper understanding of the character of the metal itself, as well as the aesthetics of the past. You can see Bill’s work at www.billdawsonmetalsmith.com.roblem solving skills and a profound sense of achievement always come in handy!


Tools are available to purchase through Danaca Design Studio with 15% student discount code. Shop tools HERE. If you don’t see what you need please email us, dana@danacadesign.com.


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All students must fill out and electronically submit the Danaca Design Studio Safety Protocol and Waiver form before attending class.