I too admit to loving the repetitive calmness of the Jean Stark
fused link chains but have never tried to use my beehive kiln in
the fusing. Would you explain what you do?
The beehive kiln is used to aide in the fusing process. The kiln is
preheated and the links are briefly heated in the kiln. At that
point the kiln and the torch are combined to fuse the fine silver
links. Works like a charm. The links are placed on the flat surface
of the heating disc and with the cover off you bring in the torch. I
am using the small tip on my acetylene (C2H2) tank. A medium to soft
flame works well. At first I was fusing one link at a time until the
technical factors were perfected. Now I fuse multiple links at a time
and quench immediately.