Rivets & Cold Connections

  • Instructor: Bill Dawson
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 - 5:00

Come learn a variety of techniques for joining parts securely, without the use of heat or solder. This workshop will cover a wide range of mechanical joints that can be achieved with simple tools. We will be working with simple headed rivets, roves, blind rivets, tube rivets, coiled joints, mini screws, and much more. There will be practice samples, as well as the option for a finished piece of jewelry to take home. We will work with brass, copper, silver, and horn or antler, learning how to determine the appropriate sort of cold joint for the materials at hand. Materials included

Prerequisites:
  • No experience necessary although basic metal working skills helpful.
Materials Included:
  • -Copper and brass is included for making samples, as well as a variety of rivet-making components. Depending upon the season, Bill often provides a delicious snack of heirloom home-grown vegetables and fruit, as well as lavender goat cheese, among other delightful treats. Not to be missed!
Students May Bring:
  • -An object to practice riveting into