Advanced Blanking Dies Workshop

Jayne Redman



Workshop for students who have taken a Forming for Multiples: Advanced Blanking Dies Workshop with Jayne Redman  or have very good sawing skills. 

COST-$611  +  Kit fee- $275

(Jayne says most will pay $140 because they already have many of the supplies and equipment)


Contact if interested.



Metal is a magical material that can be stretched, compressed, bent, curved and twisted. The same piece can take on an entirely different shape depending on how it is formed. This workshop will explore developing patterns and forming processes for metal sheet.

Cutting out pieces by hand requires a restrictive investment in time. Learning how to make and use blanking dies will give you the ability to quickly cut out duplicates of your pieces giving you the freedom to get lost in the design process and experiment with forming and assembly.

Working with your unique shapes will require making unique forming tools. Using wood, hard and thermal plastic and steel we will design tools that will give you consistent results. We will also work with ways to assemble multiple forms by soldering or using cold connections.

The goal will be to take an idea through the pattern development stage and explore multiple forming techniques for the resulting shape. You will make tools specifically for each forming process, resulting in finished pieces.Jayne will initially give each student a choice of shapes to work with as practice pieces to teach concepts and demonstrate the tools she created to develop each form.

A kit will be provided for a fee of $275 including shipping. will include

Jayne Redman Rotational Bench Pin: Dovetail Base with Aluminum Surface, and Dovetail Mounting Plate, Payable to Jayne via PayPal or Venmo Jayne will be sending out an email to all students with payment information and suggestions or optional  tools that are useful to have. If you already have the tools and materials in the kit list, let Jayne know and she wil subtract them from the fee

Tool Steel, Amtek Steel – 9” x 4” x 1/32” - 9” x 4” x 3/64”, $36

Saw Blades: 3 doz. 3/0 – Pike Platinum, Super Pike and Rio original Laser Blades, $12

Aluminum Foil – 36 gauge, $3

Magnetic protractor, $12

Thermal plastic, $10

Circular protractor, Party Favor!

Assorted Delrin rods, $35Assorted wooden dowels and 2” x 4” x 4” block, $12

Handouts, Priceless!

Shipping: USPS Medium Flat Rate Box - $20

Please let Jayne know ASAP if you already own any of the items in the Kit. We will not include them in your shipment and will subtract their cost from the Kit total. Her email is

If you would like to order any additional Jayne Redman tools to be included in your shipment please contact jayne at for pricing. Students receive a 10% to 15% discount off retail. She will also be sending an email to all students with a pricelist along with more information about the workshop. Go to to see all available tools

.Tools Required For This Class:

A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class. An additional device (capable of accessing the Zoom link) and holder to position it over your work space allowing the instructor to see your work.

Bonny Doon Hydraulic Press: Rio Grande

Or: Harbor Freight bench press: Harbor Freight

Or large bench vise: Harbor Freight or other hardware store

If using a bench vise to blank out dies you will need two 1/2” thick pieces of cast acrylic at least 4” x 4” to sandwich your die to protect it from the jaws of the vise: Tap Plastics

You will also need a length of pipe at least 2 feet long that can fit over the end of your vise handle for leverage: Hardware store

Flexible shaft: Rio Grande -

Or Dremel: Home Depot Center punch: Rio Grande -

Or 1.5mm ball bur: Rio Grande

Dividers: Rio Grande

Bur life: Rio GrandeDrill bits: #58 or #60, Rio Grande

5" or 6" deep saw frame: Rio Grande

Flat or half round hand file, #0 or #1 cut, Rio Grande - Or belt sander from a hardware store

Snap-on-disc: Rio Grande

Snap-on-disc mandrel: Rio Grande

Metal: Copper and/or brass,  22 gauge or thinner to use with blanking dies 1/32” thick – 18 gauge or thinner to use with blanking dies 3/64” thick

Copper and/or brass to test dies.

Shears like Joyce Chen Shears to cut thin metal: Amazon or Kitchen store

Rubber cement or Scotch Permanent Glue Stick - Office supply store like Staples or Amazon

Scissors - Office supply store like Staples or Amazon

Ruler - Office supply store like Staples or Amazon

Paper, including tracing paper and white printer/copier paper. Drawing materials including rulers, Sharpie markers, pencils and erasers, compasses, and plastic circle and oval templates: Office supply store like Staples or Amazon


Dust mask

Safety Glasses and eye magnification if needed



Silver or gold sheet for finished pieces: 22 gauge or thinner to use with blanking dies 1/32” thick – 18 gauge or thinner to use with blanking dies 3/64” thick

Silver or gold wire for finished pieces - assorted gauges. I use 20 gauge for ear wires.

Online Metals, Round bar pack natural acetal - Discount price for Delrin rod assortment  

Steel Round Wire Assortment #143.700: Otto Frei

Wolf Wax High Speed Cylinder Bur: Rio Grande - 25mm x 6.3mm, 25mm x 4.7mm, 25mm x 3.3mm

Japanese Pull Saw: Hida ToolHome DepotAmazon, fantastic saws for plastic and wood!

Wolf Clay: A change your life positioning clay for soldering, $45. Jayne can add to your kit or you can order from Kate Wolf:

Additional saw blades 2/0 or 3/0, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Super Pike Saw Blades: Otto Frei

Pike Platinum Saw Blades: Otto Frei


Lynx Round Bur Set: Rio Grande

Diamond Bur Set: Rio Grande

Fretz Hammer w/11 nylon inserts: Rio Grande

9:30 am PST
4:30 pm PST