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Hey there!I'm a pretty new silver smith! I have just started up a little work bench of my own and I bought the EZ torch. It has been working really well the last few months, but this week the flame has started to surge and sputter. Tonight I was just about to anneal a piece of silver and I went to light the torch, It made a fire ball and the flames fell back running down the handle, I turned off both knobs but the flame didn't go out until I blew it out! so after I was sure the flame was out I…See More
"We've recently seen a huge number of non-professional jewellers in the marketplace. By non-professional I mean those who don't depend on it for a living, or who are doing it as a hobby or a leisure-time activity. On Etsy alone there are…"
"While I was studying jewellery at George Brown and living in Toronto, MAG was important in connecting me with jewellers and future jewellers. Probably the most important purpose it served was to show that there was a life after being a student. It…"
"If the plastic is a thermoplastic, such as acrylic (Perspex etc.) or cellulose acetate, then heat will soften it. Other plastics are more unpredictable and may melt rather than soften.
If it is a thermoplastic, I use a 50:50 mix of water and…"
It's funny I'd borrowed the book from the Library, took it to TO and back then managed to keep it in perfect condition camping at Long Beach (against all the elements!) but my 1/4 cup of coffee emptied itself in my bag on the way from the parkade and I am now the proud owner of a nicely broken in "Craft Perception and Practice Volume II" and the library will get themselves a lovely new copy on me!