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    Default Soldering very small jump rings closed to very fine chain

    Please how do you experts do this without ending up with a small molten blob of silver!? I only have propane torches.
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    Use a hand held mini torch and easy solder. work in a darkened area.
    Use Auflux to minimise movement when heated.

    Solder the jump ring with a little excess solder, so that a knob forms.
    Lay this on he end of the fluxed chain, and gently reheat with the air slightly reduced until the solder just re-flows. Dennis.

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    I tend to use a 3rd hand with crosslock tweezers so the chain dangles below the jump ring & I can keep the flame off the chain.

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    Thank Dennis. I will be trying that in the next day or so…..watch the sky for bolts of lightening and rolls of thunder, if I melt yet more fine chain!
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    Ditto, ps-bond!
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