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This week I’ll show you some more metalworking techniques including files, rotary abrasives, and how to make a ball-head rivet with a butane torch. You can get all kinds of jewelry supplies online (Rio Grande) is a good resource, or ask around for local shops. If you’re interested in learning more about metalsmithing, ask at your local university or community college to see if they have classes; it’s a very hands-on process and it helps to have in-person help! The tools I used in the video:

Don’t forget to watch my previous metalworking video for more techniques!

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • christi

    awesome! I really love these metal working videos, they are great!
    Please keep up the good work, this is really really inspiring!