Zac Tedrow | Revamped and Recycled: transforming scrap silver into wire and sheet | Wednesday, February 7, 2024 | 9 am until 4:30 pm


Every silversmith has a stash of scrap silver: broken bits, trimmings, and projects that didn’t quite make the cut. With this class, you can turn those scraps into brand new usable pieces of material!

Students will learn what it takes to prepare a crucible, categorize material, melt the scrap, and pour the molten metal into rods and ingots.

We will then use a rolling mill and draw plates to transform the ingots into sheet and wire.

After taking this class, you will never be without the correct gauge wire or sheet for a project…you’ll be able to make your own!

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Title of class: Revamped and Recycled: Transforming Scraps to Wire and Sheet

Instructor: Zac Tedrow

Date of Class: February 7, 2024

Time: 9:00 am until 4:30 pm

Level: advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced

Type: pouring molten silver, milling, forging, annealing

Class Fee: $210

Kit Fee: $50

Kit Includes

Stainless steel wire whip

Melting crucible

Use of studio tools

Instructor will have the following for use in class

Ingot molds

Rolling mill

Round wire draw plates

Drawing platform

Draw tongs

Student Supply List

One troy ounce or more of scrap silver (I will bring some bags to sell if people need or want more)

Ball peen hammer or large forging hammer

Bench Block

Bench Pin and C-clamp

Jeweler’s Saw

Saw Blades

Flat File

Half Round File

Optional Supply List

Work light and extension cord

Magnification if required

Instructor Email Address:

Instructor Website: @lefthandmetalworks on Facebook and Instagram