(eventual question about propane torch)
I’ve learned so much from reading the posts here and you’ve
encouraged me (without knowing it) to take Metalsmithing I at our
local arts center. In our first class the teacher talked about
various gases for soldering and I asked her about using a torch that
I have in the kitchen for caramelizing creme brulee.
We must have been talking at cross-purposes because she thought I
was talking about butane, but when I got home and looked at the
cannister, it’s propane, about a foot tall and five inches across.
Maybe it’s a plumber’s tool - it was purchased in a hardware store.
I know that some people do solder with propane so I’m curious about
how I might adjust the size of the flame to work with small pieces
Is there a smaller head that I can purchase to attach to the propane
cannister? What would it be called and where do you think I might
find one if there is?
Since there has been recent discussion about teaching metalsmithing,
I’d like share the projects that we’ll be working on in this 9-week
A pin or pendant made of brass
We started out by cleaning and sawing a 2" square of copper sheet
into four “puzzle pieces” and our homework was to come up with a
design for the pin/pendant. I’m going for an Egyptian theme for that
and the ring - I have a customer who wants a ring in an Egyptian
Thanks in advance for about a smaller torch head.
Pastiche Custom Jewelry