Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Source or idea for annealing torch tip


#1

Hello all, Just returned from Michael Goods anticlastic raising
course…fasinating man and procedure, but need to anneal large area
of metal with Prestolite torch. The largest tip that comes with the
kit is too small. Does anyone have a source or idea to get a big
bushy flame with this torch? Thomas Blair -( Boozer) Island Gold Works
www.islandgoldworks.com 843 686 6001


#2

In Mexico they use a propane torch that comes with 3 tips for silver
work. One of these is a large brushy one used for annealing. these
are a locally made copy of a torch made by Primus-Sievert in Sweden.
Common world wide except in the US. In the US they market to the
cable and roofing trades exclusively it seems:

http://www.primus-sievert.com/cable2.htm

http://www.primus-sievert.com/roofing2.htm#4

You may also find something at:

http://www.harborfreight.com/

search under propane.

I hunted a long time in the US for the Swedish made torch , but
never found one- bought one of the Mexican ones there. Very Cheap.

Jesse


#3
     [I] need to anneal large area of metal with Prestolite torch.
The largest tip that comes with the kit is too small. Does anyone
have a source or idea to get a big bushy flame with this torch? 

Thomas-- I don’t do this myself, but since no one has
answered yet… Several years ago, I was at a raising workshop
with a young man named Michael Brel. He annealed his large pieces
with a weed-burner tip from a home center, on a prestolite. I don’t
recall what, if any, modifications he had had to make on it. I’m
pretty sure he said he had started out by soldering a metal
orange-juice can onto the end of a large (casting) tip. Hope this is
of some help! --Noel


#4

There are or were big tips availabe. I got mine either from Rio or
my welding supply person. I think that TSI carries Presto Lite. I
would ask them. I just did a google shearch and came up with this.
They have a #6 tip. I have never delt with this firm. Marilyn Smith


#5

Jesse, I am traveling with Rocio Heredia at the moment, perhaps I can
have her pick one up for me when she returns to Monterrey. I would
like the brand name in Mexico and model number also please.

Perhaps that will be helpful for those living close to
border. Thanks, Teresa in Woburn, Mass. where yesterday Karen
Christians of MetalWerx had a wonderfully successful Barbecue
gathering of internet jewelry and metal artists.


#6

I just found a US made(?) propane - atmospheric air torch !! See:

http://www.gossonline.com/combination_torch_&_tip.htm

look at the tips available — there are some real big ones I had
never seen one of these for sale anyplace.

If you can look at the page 65 in "Silversmithing " by Rupert
Finegold. this shows the original Swedish(?) torch. Borders books
seems to keep this book in stock. The torch from Mexico looks the
same . They are easy to find in Mexico at plumbing supply stores ,
hardware stores and jewelry equipment places. The torches come
with up to three interchangeable tips packed on a plastic shielded
piece of cardboard.

Jesse