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Micro Torch Basics

Butane micro torches are a compact and efficient heat source for soldering, firing precious metal clay, finishing enamelwork and other projects. They're inexpensive, safe and easy to use. In this five-lesson class, best-selling author and teacher Kate Richbourg shows you how to fill, light and adjust your torch and use it to shape, secure and finish metal jewelry. You'll learn how to size rings perfectly and how to choose the right materials. Then Kate shows you her signature stack ring set a...

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Butane micro torches are a compact and efficient heat source for soldering, firing precious metal clay, finishing enamelwork and other projects. They're inexpensive, safe and easy to use. In this five-lesson class, best-selling author and teacher Kate Richbourg shows you how to fill, light and adjust your torch and use it to shape, secure and finish metal jewelry. You'll learn how to size rings perfectly and how to choose the right materials. Then Kate shows you her signature stack ring set and a perfect band ring made from half-round silver wire.Get fired up! Sign up for this free Craftsy mini-class today!What You'll Learn: Choose, fill, light and adjust your micro torch Set up a soldering station in your kitchen Use flush wire cutters and paste solder Hammer techniques to size and texture your ring How to use half-round wire Annealing metal to make it easier to shapeWhat You'll Make: No-Fail Stack Rings from 14-gauge copper wire or the metal of your choice The Perfect Band Ring from half-round silver wire* Kate goes over a suggested set of tools in this class, including a butane-fired micro torch, wire cutters, ring mandrel and bench block; chasing, texture and riveting hammers; tweezers, soldering block and plastic or rawhide mallets. She also shows you how to substitute household items for many specialty tools.

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  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Kate Richbourg
  • Institution: Craftsy

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