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    Default Pitted ball

    I had a play with this yesterday and love it apart from the little pitts.
    Is this something to do with the rapid heating or something? I think i need to invest in a decent torch that i can control

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    Mandy
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    Did youn use flux and partially close off the air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Did youn use flux and partially close off the air?
    I used abit of flux but my torch doesnt have a control. Its a cannister with a screw top torch head on it.


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    I presume that is just a finger ring, so a re-fillable hand held mini torch woul give you more control, as the flame can be changed from roaring to soft.
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/5241...SABEgJI1fD_BwE
    To make a silver ball, scoop out a shallow depression in a soldering block and melt bits of scrap silver in it using borax or liquid jewellers flux.
    To clean it put it in a pickle solution, which can be white vinegar, or a warm solution of alum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    I presume that is just a finger ring, so a re-fillable hand held mini torch woul give you more control, as the flame can be changed from roaring to soft.
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/5241...SABEgJI1fD_BwE
    To make a silver ball, scoop out a shallow depression in a soldering block and melt bits of scrap silver in it using borax or liquid jewellers flux.
    To clean it put it in a pickle solution, which can be white vinegar, or a warm solution of alum.



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    Thatís everything that i did. Was just wondering how those little holes appeared.
    Thanks


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    You may have simply used too much heat this can cause (for want of a better word) a boiling effect leaving little holes in the item

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