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richardsan

richardsan

hello all and happy valentine's day! working at expanding my creativity with silversmithing and ceramics. i've just finished 'building' an open air pottery studio and only waiting for warmer temperatures to get busy. i'm looking for some instructionals on using a water torch. i've been a hoke user for about 20 years. so, i fired up a new hydroflux last night. melted one tip already and couldn't do much more than burn the ends of some high karat gold wire. tried medium soldering a couple sterling joints, but wasn't successful. any tips would be greatly appreciated. i'm wondering if the pink stuff [flux] i'm using should be replaced with borax alcohol slurry...? thanks for your time, have spent hours at ganoksin and hope to contribute is some small way to this learning forum. be safe, ya'l! richard; -