Friday, November 4, 2011

I feel all grown up

Now I feel like a grown up metalsmith.  I've finally taken the plunge with lots of help from my dad and have upgraded from my little propane micro torch to a professional acetylene torch.  I should have done this a long time ago but I was afraid of the huge tank of flammable, explosive gas sitting at my feet.

Now, it's no big deal.  Its a much gentler, hotter flame.  I think its going to make a big improvement in my pieces. 

and please don't look at my messy bench.  It looks disorganized but I have a system...I promise!


  1. That tank doesn't look big at all! I've been afraid too...that little tank doesn't look so scary though!

  2. I don't really like having a big tank either, but the 'proper' torches have much finer achievable flame tips, which mean better 'spot' soldering in my opinion...specially for jump rings and other small things. Enjoy!!