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Dick Roberts - Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 10:23pmbrazing copper | brazing residue | cleaning copper | copper | finishing | metal art | Metal Art Work
When I make copper sculptures I wire brush the end product to clean it up. I am now making some miniature copper sculptures and it is hard to get into the tight spots with a wire brush to clean the residue left from brazing. Is there a way that I can dip them into a liquid solution to get the brazing residue cleaned up and then wire brush the rest to clean it up? Would there be a simple solution of something like pool chemicals or house hold cleaners? I am not interested in getting into acids.
Dick Roberts - Sunday, August 2, 2009 - 5:07pmmetal sculpture | steel
Last night a I ran across a photo of a steel sculpture with shell casings cascading down and some were frozen in mid air. Now I can't find what I was looking at. Does anyone know the blog or post that it was on? I found it interesting and would like to again read some of the posts that were there.
Dick Roberts - Friday, July 31, 2009 - 3:49pmbrazing | copper
Has anyone ever used a phoson/copper rod 0% silver for brazing copper?
I was reading about them and it seems like the fumes that come off of the phospherous are harmful if breathed.
Dick Roberts - Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 6:30pmbraze welding | brazing | copper
When I braze copper with oxyacetylene everything turns black. Someone said I should use a jet-fluxer. Does anyone know what a "jet-fluxer" is? Where do you get one?
Thanks for the help,