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Old 02-04-2015, 01:21 PM
LunadelaOssa LunadelaOssa is offline
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What size torch?

Hi everyone! I am a newbie to lampwork and am in the process of planning to set up my studio. It will take time to work up to it, but I would eventually be able to do small sculptural work, such as Mary Lockwood's Sea Turtle. I used a Nortel Minor torch in a class I attended, which I really liked, but I am thinking I may need something a little larger. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

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Old 02-07-2015, 02:33 AM
snoopdog6502 snoopdog6502 is offline
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Re: What size torch?

A 2 stage torch is handy, when you work something of any size its good to have a large flame to bring everything to temperature.

Im looking at a Bethlehem bravo , GTT Phantom or larger, Nortel midrange or Redmax.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:17 PM
LunadelaOssa LunadelaOssa is offline
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Re: What size torch?

Hello Snoopdog and thank you for your reply. I am so new to this that I am mostly unfamiliar with much of the terminology. I'm not sure what a two stage torch is but maybe that is an oxygen and gas mix? The term led me to a search and I found myself at Corina's site. She loves the Carlisle Mini CC and I am leaning in that direction. I am planning my studio, and want to make the best choice that I can in a torch, one that will serve me for longer than near term. I make and sell beadwork, jewelry as well as small sculptural pieces. I've also recently begun venturing into woven wire jewelry and would like to be able to eventually incorporate lampwork beads into my pieces. Again, thank you. Claire

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