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May 24, 2008


Liz Revit

Hi, Candie. I make a lot of handmade chains using 18 to 20 gauge sterling silver wire with my acetylene torch. Have you used your propane torch to make handmade chains? If so, are you happy with the results of using the propane torch vs. acetylene?

Thanks for the info. Love your new projects in the latest issue of Simply Beads!

Candie Cooper

Yes, I have used it for handmade chains. I've fused 24-18g. fine silver with it so far. I turn the heat down pretty low and it works great! The only time I get a globby link is when I start day dreaming! LOL. I did notice the torch can get a little warm if you have a lot of fusing to do. But, my brain can only hand about 25 to 30 links at a time anyway. Then it cools off after about 15 minutes and I start again.

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