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24/05/25 Know Your Torch Essentials: Smith Little Torch and Accessories - VIDEO ONLY

24/05/25 Know Your Torch Essentials: Smith Little Torch and Accessories - VIDEO ONLY

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Recorded Saturday, May 25, 2024 

Students will have access to the recording until July 25, 2024

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

 Soldering is a basic and essential skill for metalsmiths and jewelry makers. However, not all torches or soldering situations are the same. There are many types of torches available. We are going to focus on the benefits of the Smith Little Torch and its potential to be the most versatile torch for your studio needs! I will demonstrate and discuss several solder situations involving various types of tips that can make connecting parts easier for more professional results. Smith tips, regulators, and Paige Tools tips will be discussed along with the advantages of different gases. We can also address soldering challenges each participant may be facing with projects. 

Wel also discuss the various advantages of chip vs wire, pick vs place, balling solder, and paste solder. Other topics to be covered include various fluxes and the challenges with soldering various metals.

Demos will include:

  • Basic solder, tips for getting it to flow.
  • Clean, fit, heat, and the correct solder for the situation.
  • Wire versus chips.
  • Balling solder.
  • Pick soldering.
  • Paste solder.
  • Problem-solving.

Recommended supplies and materials are based on the individual’s needs. We will be discussing the best options for you so you can be an informed consumer. You can practice with what you have or order later based on today’s lesson. 

All Levels

All classes include the video recording, which you will have access to for 60 days after the class. Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day (24 hours) prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.


Supply List for Students

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Demonstrated Tools & Materials:

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