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Is it possible to make a jump ring welder


#1

I need to acquire a welding unit of some sort for fusing jump rings.
I realize that there are many different types available from such
places as Rio Grande but they are all too expensive for the small
amount of work I shall be doing.

Is it possible to make one?


#2
I need to acquire a welding unit of some sort for fusing jump
rings. 

Do you really mean fusing? If you want to solder jumprings, you
could try leecrafttools on the etsy website:

  • Lorraine

#3

Dear Tony,

When I read your question I remembered this video:

It shows how to solder a jump ring using an inexpensive device, the
Dremel Versatip (soldering, not welding).

I would like to clarify that I have never used it (we are currently
using micro TIG welder for this task), but according to the video it
seems that it may be useful for non-intensive jump rings soldering.

Good look with your search!

Jose Francisco ALFAYA


#4

Jump Ring Soldering Kit

Most people dont have the equipment or experience to do torch
soldering, so we put together a kit to make the job incredibly easy,
fast and safe.

Thank you
brenda


#5

The soldering iron could be a very useful technique for securing
jump rings, especially when adding charms in close proximity to
jewelry made of organic/flammable material. Anyone have any
experience with this that they can share?

Linda in central FL


#6

So Brenda. I’m REALLY confused here. You posted:

Most people dont have the equipment or experience to do torch
soldering, so we put together a kit to make the job incredibly
easy, fast and safe. 

I would be rather astounded if there was anyone on this list who
ISN’T using a torch to do soldering. it is rather a basic skill for
jewelry making IMHO. so would you elucidate please? I must be
missing your meaning entirely. unless you are missing your market
entirely?

Feeling more confused than normal…

In SC where we are having a deluge and massive flooding. I have
"rivers" running down my sidewalks. sigh…

Beth Wicker
Three Cats and a Dog Design Studio
bethwicker.com


#7

Also please note that this is a kit for SOFT soldering, not the hard
"silver brazing" that we call “soldering”!!


#8

I really do mean fusing. I have no problem doing this with my
oxy/acetaline torch but I’d like to do some close up work on pieces
that cannot take the heat shock of a torch. The welding apparatus
that’s used by most large scale workshops a r just too expensive to
make it economically worthwhile so I simply wondered whether anyone
had rigged up something.

The Dremel Versetip, incidentally is for lead soldering and is
inappropriate for fine silver and goldsmithing.


#9
The Dremel Versetip, incidentally is for lead soldering and is
inappropriate for fine silver and goldsmithing. 

From Cooksongold.com:

"The Dremel Versatip is a portable and highly versatile tool
which can be used in six different ways - including soldering,
melting, hot cutting, welding, shrink wrapping and woodburning
(pyrography). In particular, the Versatip is ideal for small
silver soldering jobs such as chains and jump rings by using the
Versatip with an open flame, without attaching a tip. 

This produces a precise, high temperature flame reaching up to
1200 C - perfect for soldering delicate work with less risk of
accidental melting! Six tips are supplied with the Dremel
Versatip: cutting knife, hot knife, flat wide flame head,
reflector, hot blower head and a separate soldering tip designed
for lead and electronics soldering. The Dremel Versatip is
powered by liquid butane gas for quick heat-up and fast
discharge. A flame lock button allows for continuous use, and the
child safety lock mechanism means that the flame cannot be
ignited accidentally. Also included with the Dremel Versatip are
a soldering tin, solder sponge, sponge box and a handy storage
tin". 

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep81l3

Just in case it helps someone…
Greetings,
Jose Francisco ALFAYA


#10

Tony I have sitting in a drawer right now an electric soldering
machine.

It has an electrode That you touch to the piece where you want the
heat and I think it has a foot pedal for activating it. You can vary
the heat.

Harvey Stubenvall used to teach tipping with it but it sucks for
that. $30 and a bottle of brandy and it’s yours.

SD


#11

#12

Actual site where one of these little Pulse arc welders is sold $450

Other than that, best site to find any DIY stuff is
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep81la


#13
Versatip is ideal for small silver soldering jobs such as chains
and jump rings by using the Versatip with an open flame, without
attaching a tip. 

Radio shack used to (perhaps still does) sell a little butane
soldering iron with a tip that can be removed to make it a tiny
torch. I’ve used it to ball up wire and solder jump rings when
traveling. Handy little tool, and if I remember correctly only about
$20.

Ben Brauchler