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Making a Custom Brass Box Latch

November 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | $15 - $30


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Learn to design and create your own custom brass box latch… transforming a piece of brass sheet metal and wire into a beautiful locking closure for any wooden box.

Class Description

Increase the artistic quality of your handcrafted boxes with a custom made metal latch. Learn the basic design of a hinged brass closure with a loop for locking. This will be a no soldering project… using cold connections, such as rivets, for the construction. You will have a completed project by the end of class. No experience necessary. All supplies and tools will be provided. Come and have fun with us!

Topics Covered:

*metal prep and polishing
*annealing
*hand sawing
*cold connections/rivets
*hammer/texturing
*design and construction of a hinged latch
You’ll leave with a completed project- your own brass box latch.

What to Bring:

Please bring a notebook and an apron, or wear old clothing, and closed toe shoes.

Cost:

$15 Members

$30 Public

Materials Required:

Brass sheet metal, brass wire, sandpaper, saw blades, and access to use of all tools in the jewelry zone. The $15 material fee is due (cash or card) at class to me directly. There will also be jeweler’s saw frames available for purchase for an additional $15.

Prerequisites:

16 years of age and over please.

Instructor Bio:

Carrin is the Jewelry Zone Manager here at Idea Fab Labs. Come get motivated and learn how to make your own unique and beautiful jewelry. Her passion, knowledge, and experience will be sure to inspire.

 

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Details

Date:
November 20, 2016
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$15 - $30

Venue

Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz
2879 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Website:
santacruz.ideafablabs.com

Organizer

Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz
Email:
santacruz@ideafablabs.com