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eric2575 - Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 9:24ambrass | brazing | models | rod | scale | soldering | welding
I'm a newcomer and would like some advice about tools and methods for working with brass rod and sheets to create scale models from four feet down to six inches. My first model will be a simple boat of about 10" length build with a 1/8" brass rod skeletal frame. I would like the finished boat to be highly polished and would really like to avoid silver joints. Does that mean brazing is my only option? Does anyone have experience with "yellow" solder? If I go the brazing route, will a mini or jeweler's torch do the job? How localized will the brazing spot be? Can I braze a part within an inch of a previously brazed part? What about silver solder, can that be applied without a big sliver spot on the joint? Is silver solder applied with a soldering iron exclusively, or can it also be applied with a torch? I really don't want to file away all the excess solder on every joint. Some of my models will have a large number of seams. Some will have intricate detail in brass, such as a ship's wheel down to about 1/4". I'm thinking that I might have to employ several different methods of joining the brass. All tips and recommendations are welcomed and appreciated.
bebo - Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 8:58pmSculpture Gallery | aluminum | chasing | sculpture | welding
bebo - Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 8:53pmSculpture Gallery | aluminum | chasing | sculpture | welding
Big Stick - Monday, February 16, 2009 - 3:42pmEverdur | Torch Brazing | welding
Looking for an off the shelf procedure for joining Everdure brass material to its self.
lorrie - Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 12:29pmbrownies | domestic goddess | welding
lorrie - Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 12:16pmbrownies | domestic goddess | welding | YAK Gallery
warren - Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 3:29pmFurniture Gallery | brass | brazing | bronze | fireplace screen | liver of sulphur | patina | welding
Jay Hoffman - Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 3:25pmSculpture Gallery | assemblage | blacksmithing | nature | rust | welding
One of my other addictions besides blacksmithing is all that is rusty. I think rust looks great! There are sooooo many different shades of ocher and sienna and lovely reds and browns, its like the blood of the earth. Any time I see something with a good coating of rust all I can think is, “oh, how can I use that?”