First things first. You will need some basic equipment and supplies. These include a torch, solder, flux (and a brush for applying it), a metal "pick", and some metal to be joined. You will, of course, want a suitably heat resistant place to work, but we'll assume you've already addressed that issue. You will also want a way to clean the work after soldering, to remove old flux glass and oxides that formed. This is commonly referred to as a "pickle" solution. It's not really part of the soldering process, but a necessary task afterwards.
Author: Dave Sebaste
ArtMetal Editor: enrique
Last Updated: Tue, Sep 17, 1996