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  1. Oh I know...believe me! I almost ordered...

    Oh I know...believe me!

    I almost ordered vermiculite this time, but I cheaped-out and got the magnesium blocks instead. I haven't decided on how best to build a heat cave, but I'm thinking of...
  2. Finally got it! Lessons learned... a) give...

    Finally got it!

    Lessons learned...

    a) give your torch enough gas (I had only cracked open the valve before...that's fine on small pieces, but not so much on larger ones...open it up)
    b) when...
  3. After having used my new files for a bit now,...

    After having used my new files for a bit now, I've decided to get a #0 with my next order. The #2 cuts MUCH better than what I was using before, but even it is a bit too slow in some situations.
  4. Thanks for the replies Dennis and Peter... The...

    Thanks for the replies Dennis and Peter...

    The side seam on the piece I've SORELY abused trying to figure this out finally gave way last night after I posted this, so I took out my frustration on...
  5. Need help/ideas - no luck soldering 2mm wire through bottom of a copper dish

    I've fabricated a shallow copper dish out of 22 g copper sheet, 51mm top diameter, 38mm bottom diameter, 26mm deep (the item will hang from a central wire).

    Into the center of the base of this...
  6. Thread: What torch?

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    Scarlet, I'm by NO means an expert on the subject...

    Scarlet, I'm by NO means an expert on the subject (just a hobbyist), but I'll add my .02 anyway...

    I started out with a butane torch and it served my purposes at the time. As I ventured into...
  7. Makes the head spin, doesn't it!

    Makes the head spin, doesn't it!
  8. I wish at least ONE US vendor would have a sale...

    I wish at least ONE US vendor would have a sale on files now and then, but noooooooooooo...
  9. Over here, the two most popular makes seem to be...

    Over here, the two most popular makes seem to be Grobet and Vallorbe/Glardon Vallorbe (one is made in Italy and the other in Switzerland, IIRC). I'm simply shocked at the difference!
  10. Coming out of the shadows with this post...FILES!

    Hello from the US!

    As a hobbyist, I've been playing with metal off/on for 10 years and have been slowly building up my tools along the way. I finally decided it was time to invest in a few better...
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