damon soileau's Profile
9 yrs old and I picked up my first piece of metal to make a knife out of, just like dad was doing. He helped me out with the handle process.
8th grade art class was my first introduction to lost wax casting. Throughout high school art classes we covered other casting and tooling methods. Some of which I researched, or just had the thought and tried during my senior year.
Throughout time in the Army I further developed my casting and fabricating skills, buying tools and materials when I could and making pieces for friends and fellow soldiers. I even went as far as building a jewelers bench to fit in the same space as the desk that came with the barracks room.
Military service complete and trying to do construction work with a mangled spine I just walked into a local jewelry…
- Joined December 16, 2011