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05/26 - Know Your Torch: Orca/EZ Propane Torch

05/26 - Know Your Torch: Orca/EZ Propane Torch

Regular price $52.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $52.00 USD
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Sunday, May 26, 2024 
2:00 - 4:00 pm PDT

Instructor: Julia Lowther 


 

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 Orca/EZ Torch for propane/atmospheric air and its potential to be a good introductory torch for your studio.

I will introduce the torch, demonstrate set up, and discuss safety. I will demonstrate how to adjust the torch for large and small soldering situations, and go over the uses of the three different tips. We can also address soldering challenges each participant may be facing with projects. 

This torch is designed for propane use only, and is an excellent option for a small rented studio or apartment, since the disposable 1 lb or refillable 5 lb propane tanks are safe for use and permitted indoors. NOTE: 20 lb bar-be-cue size propane tanks are NOT safe for use indoors. 

Recommended supplies and materials are based on the individual’s needs. If you are not sure which type of regulator (disposable or refillable) would be best for your situation, you can take the class and I will help you decide. We will be discussing the best options for you so you can be an informed consumer.  

All classes include the video recording, which you will have access to for 30 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

The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Students in the Rio for Schools program enjoy wholesale benefits for six months (instructor code = RFSLMF). This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.

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