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altapokey - Friday, September 28, 2012 - 2:15pmbrazing
I recently purchased flux coated brazing rods from airgas, is there an advantage to using these compared to dipping the rod into powdered borate?
UrbanDrift - Monday, August 6, 2012 - 11:39pmbrass | brazing | polished | sculpture | steel | welding
Here is my latest piece.
copperjoe - Monday, May 30, 2011 - 11:30amMetalworking FleaMarket brazing | soldering | torch
I am looking to buy a Mecco Midget torch body or a Victor J-40 body torch. If anyone has one for sale then please let me know. I would like to have tips also if you have them.
little doug - Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 3:18amSculpture Gallery | assemblage | brazing | found objects | metal sculpture | steel | welding
crquack - Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 9:41pmbrazing | hydrochloric acid | pickling | silver soldering | steel | welding
I have had little luck finding information on this topic. I did a search on a couple of fora as well as Google and I am still not sure I have the answers.
Briefly, I silver-solder small pieces of mild steel. The problem is cleaning them afterwards. The discolouration is quite pronounced. I understand that pickling is the answer and much has been written on pickling jewellery after soldering. However, little detail is available on pickling steel.
colin duncan - Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 6:03ambrass | brazing | Hollow-Form | wall piece | Other Metal Gallery
I've been doing versions of this shape in different materials over the years. This one is scrap components brazed in a green sand mold and ground smooth. I was casting around for ideas to present the shape sculpturally, frame or plinth for example were too intrusive, so I decided to give it a sort of nominal shelf.
thynk - Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 3:27ambrazing | copper | heating | steel
I ran across this site while doing a google search on how to join steel with copper. I'm VERY new to metal working - in fact I'm still experimenting. I make chain mail (chainmaille if you like it spelled that way) and a friend gave me an assortment of copper wire scraps. Some of the stuff he gave me was far too heavy (10ga) for use in anything I make, so I got to playing around and made a copper ring by flattening the wire (okay, bashing the living crap out of it) with a hammer and making it roughly ring shaped over a broom handle (only the HIGH tech tools used here). NEAT STUFF! Every night, I'd think of something new to try, including using some steel wire (16ga) that I found here in what was my dad's studio. This is why I have some questions...
warren - Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 12:34pmSculpture Gallery | brazing | bronze | PATINAS
Dick Roberts - Friday, July 31, 2009 - 4:49pmbrazing | 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.