In a message dated 97-01-15 06:54:56 EST, you write:
<< I have tried to make chain and bracelets in the past out of
links. I had a difficult time with it. It was very difficult to
solder the links together and I always seemed to solder two or
more links together. Can anybody offer technique hints or ideas
for link soldering jigs??
I can only suggest that you don’t solder the links while they
are laying flat. I made two “hangers” from clothes hangers (
about 2 inches high) from which I suspend the links. I solder
the one hanging in the middle. Quench, move the links and solder
another. It seems to be rather easy to do it this way once you
get the hang of it.
looks kind of like this)
hang links from what appears to be the “v” in this diagram
This method was discovered in an OLD (no longer in print)
jewelry making book, sorry, I don’t know who the author was.
Have fun! It gets easier with practice!