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    Hurray! I had tried at least 5 times between yesterday and today before reading your advice and now, using your tips it just worked (ah! the feeling of gratitude when I saw the solder flowing neatly between the two ends of my wire!)
    Anyway, I will show pics of this pentacle when I'm done (I've still got a lot of soldering to do x_x')

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    woot glad to hear you have it sussed. Looking forward to seeing the results now
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    |I'm only one up from you on the newbie stakes!

    Realistically though the small torch probably isn't up to the job, as 2mm wire, twisted is quite heavy to get hot enough. I've accepted the limitations of my torch and either make open cuff bangles or save them for my evening class.

    Be warned that with the amount of heat you are putting on this bangle that you are likely to have fire stain and it will be difficult to polish the bangle to a high shine as you won't be able to file off the copper, because of the twists, that has been brought to the surface by the heat. I've got the T shirt for fire stain!!!! A satin finish with a brass brush makes the fire stain less obvious. The experts might have more info on removing fire stain.

    OMG I've just made a technical post!!!!
    Jane,
    (although I quite like Sunny!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnybank View Post
    |I'm only one up from you on the newbie stakes!

    Realistically though the small torch probably isn't up to the job, as 2mm wire, twisted is quite heavy to get hot enough. I've accepted the limitations of my torch and either make open cuff bangles or save them for my evening class.

    Be warned that with the amount of heat you are putting on this bangle that you are likely to have fire stain and it will be difficult to polish the bangle to a high shine as you won't be able to file off the copper, because of the twists, that has been brought to the surface by the heat. I've got the T shirt for fire stain!!!! A satin finish with a brass brush makes the fire stain less obvious. The experts might have more info on removing fire stain.

    OMG I've just made a technical post!!!!
    What a drongo! That's what comes of having a sneaky peak at work and not reading the thread properly!
    I might start a new thread on fire stain though!
    Jane,
    (although I quite like Sunny!)

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