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Micro Torch Basics

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Micro Torch Basics taught by Kate Richbourg

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Category Jewelry
Style Casual
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Who is this project for? Other

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What materials did you use? Fun class! A good introduction to soldering. I used 12ga wire instead of 14ga and these rings were still fairly easy to make!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? First attempt at "real" soldering (I've done jump rings before) and I found the most important thing is to get the ends absolutely flush. In using the 12ga wire instead of 14ga I found the flush cutters distorted the cut a little bit so there was some filing to do to get the ends flush. So the next time I do this (tomorrow I think) I'll use my jeweler's saw for the cuts. Problem solved, I hope! Also, I didn't try to get all the fire scale off because I love the patina it gives to the rings.

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I'm having trouble posting comments or replies too. I type it in, hit the red "add comment" or "reply" button and it disappears.

10/04/2012 Flag

Yes, I was having trouble posting replies when I discovered that if I hit the enter key like I was adding another line of text it would enter my reply. Hope that helps! Cheers!

10/10/2012 Flag

These are really nice! Gorgeous!!

10/09/2012 Flag

Thank you very much!

10/10/2012 Flag

Love them...!!!

09/09/2013 Flag

Great job! I love seeing what students make in class. The hammered textures look really nice. I like the heaviness of the 12-gauge wire.

04/21/2014 Flag

Thanks Kate, loved the class!

04/26/2014 Flag