Silversmith Shop at Golden Vista
Golden Vista Silversmith shop has an
average of 45 members. Who can design, create and repair
jewelry. The shop has 15 workstations complete with torch,
solder pad, third hands, foredoom and lights. The shop also
has grinders, polishers, tumblers and various miscellaneous tools. There are 43 storage lockers available. Wally Aipperspach
is the coordinator and can be reached at (480) 671 2873 if you have
The shop hours are 9-4 Monday - Friday from
November through March.
supervisory monitor is on duty at all times to enforce shop
rules and regulations as well as assist new smiths in polishing their techniques.
There is a complete casting department where
silver jewelry is centrifugal or vacuum cast by the lost wax method. A
vulcanizer for rubber mold making and wax injector for making wax models
complete the casting department for custom designing or manufacturing multiple
pieces. Rubber molds are cataloged and the various wax models available are in a
Scheduled beginning and intermediate classes for
silversmithing and lost wax casting are offered annually (pre-registering
A BBQ is held one Wednesday each month, to raise
funds for shop equipment. The membership has the opportunity to display their
work in the annual Apache Junction Rock and Gem Show in February.