Inventing and Making Tools with Tim McCreightWednesday November 9, 2011
Listen and watch, Mr. Tim McCreight, as he shares his expertise on the thought and process of toolmaking.
“Too often, we adapt ourselves to our tools rather than the other way around. The result is work that is less unique because hundreds of people are using the same manufactured tools, but more than that, the pleasure of the craftsperson is isolated to the finished product rather than expanded into a broader process.” ~ Tim McCreight
COVERED IN THIS CLASS:
• Why “Unique tools, Make for Unique Work”
• When and Why to make a tool
• Learn to make an assortment of cross-lock tweezers
• How-To make a spring gauge from popsicle sticks
• Learn to create your own small brass square
• How to make a simple riveting hammer
Tools for making tools!
Tim shows you how he makes a variety of his favorite metalsmithing tools.
Learn how to make unique locking tweezers for any situation.
Tim shows how he creates his own tweezers from simple supplies.
Step by Step instructions on making a sliding caliper that you will love.
Learn how-to make your own brass square.
Plus get a video tour of Tim's studio nestled in beautiful Maine.
* BONUS* A PDF of class notes and resources from Tim McCreight included with your download.
Tim McCreight started Brynmorgen Press in 1985 to provide practical, high quality textbooks on metalworking and design. He has written numerous books-including The Complete Metalsmith and Working with Precious Metal Clay-several publication articles and scores of reviews. Over the last two decades, Tim has taught more than 60 workshops, participated in more than 100 exhibitions, and performed a number of lectures all over the country. He is the past president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and a former professor and department head at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Today he continues to teach metalsmithing all over the country.