Mr. Peter Rowe,
I really want to move on from my earlier threads where I felt forced
to defend my choices or motivations. I’ll try to take your advice
that I should put the practice step between the written intelligence
and the human intelligence. Even so, you had also advised that I was
free to ask for any advice regarding a potentially dangerous
procedure, so I will take the opportunity here.
In one of my earlier emails to you asking for help from a mentor, I
was wanting to know about how to use my dual-gas miniature torch,
which I received for my birthday last year, but have not yet cracked
open yet as I have not encountered the project to use it, and because
the fuel is very precious.
This is a dental torch which evidently had taken the jewelry world by
storm. I’m planning on using it for either seam soldering of
sterling, or precision fusing of fine silver, on the tiniest needle.
You had replied that I ought to send a link to the torch in question:
I think the Orchidians could also benefit in learning how to get a
Miniflam MicroTorch II off the tarmac. I have the minimum set of
canisters, and I can follow the installation instructions.
The instructions say nothing about the lighting procedure:
- Which valve to open first, oxygen or fuel?
- How far to open both valves before lighting?
- How to avoid reaching the maximum temperature immediately.
Andrew Jonathan Fine