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Make the Most of Your Flexshaft

Perfect your finishing and polishing skills in this all day intensive with Helen Driggs!

  • Starts Sep 13
  • 185 US dollars
  • Butterworth Court

Available spots

Service Description

Join Helen Driggs fro her most popular intensive, technique class! Make the Most of Your Flex Shaft will give you a hands-on overview of what you can do with your flex shaft, how to troubleshoot it plus how to choose the appropriate attachments for creating texture and various finishes and the know-how for choosing polishing attachments and compounds. Students will learn how to properly sand, pre-polish and mirror polish jewelry metal with a hand-hammered surface texture – one of the most difficult polishing challenges there is. Learn how to create custom sanding sticks, how to properly file, scrape and burnish metal edges, and then use Tripoli and rouge polishing compounds with textile attachments to bring a shine to your metal. By the end of the day, you’ll know what to use and when, for many different jewelry making processes and materials. You’ll get a useful kit, tons of knowledge, and the confidence to fearlessly use your flex shaft with confidence. Bring your in-progress work and pieces you want finish and/or polish to class so you can wear them home. Skill Level: All Kit Fee: $70 Kit Includes: practice materials plus a set of specific rotary attachments needed to do the exercises and chosen for their usefulness beyond the scope of the workshop. The practice materials include sheet metal and tubing, a chopstick, metal lubricant, wood and laminate, wire, grommets, plexiglass and various polymers like game pieces and buttons, ceramic shards, glass, and stone. The rotary attachment tools include polishing tips and compound, sanding mandrels and discs, and a utility drill bit.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: • Students are not considered registered for a class/workshop until CJS receives full payment of tuition. Space is limited to 10 bench seats and therefore NO REFUNDS will be given for any workshop, payment or deposit, once a bench seat is booked. We understand that life happens. In the event that you have to cancel your attendance at one of our workshops or classes, we will hold your workshop fee for six months, to be applied to another workshop or class of your choice. If you do not show for a workshop, class or event and do not reach out to us, you will forfeit your payment. • Refunds are only given in the case that CJS must cancel a class/workshop. In the event that a class does not meet the required number of students, CJS reserves the right to cancel the Convenience Fee: A 2.9% convenience fee is added to all online transactions. To avoid this fee you can pay by check or cash. Email us at or call us at 443-249-3338 for more info.

Contact Details

  • 1200 Butterworth Court, Stevensville, MD, USA


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