I will welcome you into “the best place to base a Zombie Apocalypse.” * —my garage studio in central Sioux Falls. It is fully equipped, and will be stocked with fresh French press coffee, and an assortment of herbal, green, and black teas served with locally bee-made honey. There will be some examples of what we will be casting, though your outcome will be completely unique. I will supply you with special wax for carving your original. We will go over some casting basics, and any limitations of this medium, as well as some opportunities for flexibility in design, sizing, and finishing. Heat and carving, and possibly added elements may each be used to create your wax original. Once it is ready you will prepare the sand casting flask. Packing the sand moves in steps, first filling the bottom and then impressing your master into the surface. It is important to follow the rules that will allow the wax master to later be removed. Then the flask top is added and the sand is packed in again. You will very carefully pull the flask pieces apart, remove your master, and carve out the funnel from the flask top. After a full demo of the casting process, you will use an oxyacetylene Torch to melt recycled sterling silver in a crucible, and pour it into your mold. You will remove the funnel cup, file rough areas and then work through finishing. *Youth Metals Camper Keenan
I have a history of going beyond cottage craft parameters—loving the history, yet wanting to take it further. I have been working with metals since I was a child, borrowing my mother’s tools in her cellar studio to cut brass nameplates, round out my dented rings...working with her Flexshaft, buffing wheel, and hand tools. Later in college at Kent State I trained in Metallurgy, learning the basics of forming, soldering, and casting, and using these arts in design projects and competitions. In South Dakota I made it my goal to make metalworking and silversmithing available locally, with an awareness of green procedures, and economical tool alternatives. I continue my own training, while growing a metallurgical movement here in Sioux Falls. Safety comes first, and then we let the creativity flow.
Oxyacetylene Smith Little Torch
JOE’S Garage is my studio where I create silver and copper jewelry, and teach jewelry metals classes. It has been called “the best place to base a zombie apocalypse.”
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Silver Casting at Apocalypse Base Camp