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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.
Jeremy maronpot - Monday, September 27, 2010 - 6:36ambox | brass | chasing | copper | creature | repousse | Other Metal Gallery
FrankV - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 6:30pmbrass | textured | Other Metal Gallery
FrankV - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 6:27pmbrass | patina | TIG | Other Metal Gallery
Bill Shayler - Monday, August 2, 2010 - 3:18pmCasting brass | casting | Other Metal Gallery
Being an engraver I try to make items to be engraved. In this case a brass door knocker with 2 nicely proportioned engraving areas.
TC -downunder - Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 7:25pmSculpture Gallery | brass | copper | mild steel. bronze | nickel
Bill Shayler - Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 9:23ambrass | casting | engraving | foundry
I am hoping to learn and help here.
mark gallo - Monday, July 5, 2010 - 12:01pmRepousse & Chasing brass | Chasing & repousse' | Oak Leaves
mark gallo - Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 4:16pmRepousse & Chasing Art | brass | repousse-chasing | sculpture | Other Metal Gallery
This is my latest and unfinished project. All that remains is to solder all the indiviual leaf stems to a common branch stem (gulp). I'm mostly worried about previous solder joints coming undone, any helpful commens would be appreciated. There are additional pictures of this and other projects of mine at: