Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chain making


1/4th of an inch in diameter, 24 gauge fine silver wire. Holding a handful of these is like getting a hug from a friend. It's like holding a handful of small, silvery fishies that do not quite know yet what they will become. Maybe salmon. Maybe fish-bait.

Granted, the fusing last night did not go as well as expected. (Had to wait till after sunset and use the torch outside, as, being in a townhouse, we're one garage short of a workspace). Either the propane torch isn't getting hot as fast as 'm used to, or I'm just way out of practice. Loss was something like 15 rings per an entire firebrick's worth, which would've been unacceptable if I didn't have anything else to do with the warped parts.

Oh well.