Orion mPulse – What’s in the box? All of the parts, including the extra tungsten electrodes and brush, fit well into the padding which is placed into a 8”x8”x24” box thus minimizing any chance of damage during shipment. Shipping wasn’t exorbitant and the machine should arrive in good working order because of the strong Styrofoam […]
I recently purchased a micro-welder, literally on impulse, at a gem show in the USA. I’ve been wanting a flameless welder for a long time because I haven’t been able to master the torch and flux method of soldering. Apparently I’m not alone in this as there are many experienced jewelers who haven’t yet mastered […]
Apples to Apples – Comparing the mPulse to other models After trying the 4 different models at the gem show, here’s what I think the Orion mPulse model lacks that many consumers would probably find valuable: 1) step control 2) microscopes 3) more advanced settings for those who are soldering very expensive pieces. If you […]
Welding With the Orion mPulse The mPulse is very easy to use and although it may take a couple uses to get over the initial surprise triggered by the spark, anyone can master welding with the mPulse. Here are some videos I recorded while soldering jewelry components together. Fixing a broken chain. Making short necklace […]
Jewellery making , and to a finer point, sterling silver components is often thought of as superfluous. The world of fashion is rather superficial, and I often wonder what evolutionary purpose does adorning oneself really serve?
My answer to the age old question of whether it is possible to create one’s own luck. I’ll avoid the torturous suspense and tell you, the answer to that question is YES, you can create your own luck, and it is fairly easy…