How can I get these smaller circles soldered on so they stand
evenly? I plan to use about a 15 gage round wire or possibly a
flat piece, but the problem remains as to how to get the little
circles done nicely.
Here's one way you might try.
1. Lay the large hoop out flat on a magnesia fire brick (they're
the soft ones). You may want to secure it with several pins.
2. Determine the positions for the small rings.
3. Using a small screwdriver or some other tool make a hole in
the brick. The hole should be located where you want the ring to
attach to the hoop. Make the hole just wide & deep enough to hold
the ring at right angles to the hoop with the joint next to the
4. Position all the rings (or as many as you feel comfortable
soldering at once) & solder.