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Metal Sand Casting for Beginners
Learn the ancient process of sand casting to create your own wearable objects out of metal!
In this two-part class you will be introduced to the process of sand casting to create small metal objects and jewellery. The course fee includes all materials including over $50 worth of metal, gas, sand, etc.
We Will Cover:
- the essential elements needed to select a successful pattern for sand casting
- creating a mould from sand
- pouring molten metal safely and correctly
- cleaning up a metal casting
- using a blow torch to melt down metal
You will leave with their own metal peg cast from a wooden one which will be supplied.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Oliver Fity studied Jewellery and object design at Enmore design Centre where he learnt a vast array of workshop skills and took part in many exhibitions over the years, including being exhibited at the Adelaide Jam Factory.
Following this he worked as a foreman and leading hand building custom machinery for many theatres around Australia and the world including the Sydney Opera House, Victorian Arts centre in Melbourne as well as building a three storey autonomous machine as part of the world expo in Shanghai.
These days he enjoys sharing his knowledge at Makerspace where he works as the Metal Technician, and getting his hands dirty on any number of side projects typically involving Bicycles and anything metal.
His current project is to build a professional bicycle frame jig to allow himself the pleasure of making a series of bike frames to compliment his growing collection.
- The essential elements needed to select a successful pattern for sand casting
- Creating a mould from sand
- Pouring molten metal safely and correctly
- Expert tuition from an expert coach.
- Just your enthusiasm!
Casual (Warning: this might get messy)
Open to everyone interested!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date.
Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.
Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.