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kilopuma - Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 5:09pmartwork | brass | bronze | copper | decorative | fiber glass | metal arts | panel | stainless steel | wall panel
kilopuma - Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 4:51pmDesign Gallery | brass | bronze | copper | custom made | handmade | Medals | panel | stainless steel
Soview - Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 4:46pmSculpture Gallery | abstract | brass | copper | l Art | META | patina | sacred geometry | steel | tabletop | wall
UrbanDrift - Monday, August 6, 2012 - 11:39pmbrass | brazing | polished | sculpture | steel | welding
Here is my latest piece.
Sal Villano - Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 7:53pmSculpture Gallery | aluminum | bonsai trees | brass | tree sculpture | twisted wire trees
paprika - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 7:32ambrass | metal | rust
mark gallo - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 9:48pmRepousse & Chasing Sculpture Gallery | brass | copper | leaves
mark gallo - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 9:43pmRepousse & Chasing Sculpture Gallery | brass | repousse-chasing
Lessian - Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 6:40ambrass | Torch Brazing
Ok, so I'm trying to join a few bits of hammered brass together using silver easy solder. The metal is clean (acid bath followed by isopropyl alcohol), plenty of flux in all the right places. the solder is fluxed and positioned, the whole piece is gently warmed then the join site heated. the flux bubbles etc, the metal gets hot to the point of glowing pink. but no movement from the solder. one piece has balled up, the other has not even melted. none of the solder has actually gone anywhere. By this point I am steadily becoming more and more frustrated and grumpy. have applied the same technique to silver a few times before, sometimes it works, sometimes does exactly the same thing. and the same technique applied to silver without the alcohol clean produced the same mixed results as with it.