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[46] Basic Principles of Construction and Soldering
A short review of construction and soldering principles would be a good idea at this point. They're fairly basic. Principles of soldering (or what most of the world terms 'brazing' but jewelers call 'soldering') include: make sure that all joins are recently scraped, cleaned, sanded, or otherwise bared; that you can't see light through a join; that you use tons of flux.... (1996)
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Show me more articles from: [Hinges and Hinge-Based Catches for Jewelers and Goldsmiths]|[Charles Lewton-Brain]
Releated Categories: [Soldering]|[Beginner's Corner]
ISBN: 0969851030


[512] Hot Enough for You? - What kind of torch do you need?
With so many torches on the market, a first-time buyer can be quickly overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions that have to be made. Choosing a fuel, fitting the right tips, and determining the type of flame you need are just the beginning. To make decision-making tougher, all torches look pretty much alike. They have two open-ended tubes for the attachment of two color-coded rubber hoses, conducting air to one and fuel to the other. They are either single-fuel or a combination of oxygen and fuel, which tend to be hotter. Some torches accommodate different fuels simply by changing the tip. Each gas produces a different flame. Which brings us to the burning question: which torch will produce the flame power needed to get the job done?.... (2003)
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Show me more articles from: [Lapidary Journal]|[Nina Graci]
Releated Categories: [Tools]|[Soldering]
ISBN: B00496IJ9A


[1028] How to Use the Conduction Soldering Technique
The soldering process, used extensively in all aspects of jewelry manufacturing and repair, joins two or more pieces of metal together and when done properly, will result in a virtually undetectable seam. A better understanding of the soldering process can help you decide how to approach a particular soldering project.... (2012)
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Show me more articles from: [GIA]|[GIA´s Jewelry Manufacturing Arts instructors]
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[905] Myth Buster: Magnesia Blocks are Superior Soldering Surfaces
Myth: Magnesia blocks are superior soldering surfaces to charcoal blocks: A topic that seems to raise a fair amount of spirited discussion and strong opinions is what is the best soldering surface: firebrick, charcoal, magnesia, solderite - the list goes on. Charcoal is a very traditional choice, but it is seen as having limitations in terms of both longevity and safety. I was curious to see if any of the practices out there served to really mitigate these issues, and how charcoal compares to magnesia, another popular choice.... (2009)
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Show me more articles from: [MJSA Journal]|[Ann Cahoon]
Releated Categories: [Bench Tips & Tricks]|[Small Tools]|[Soldering]


[1058] Perfect Fit
Joints that fit well make soldering a snap. The next time you need to solder or fuse a bezel, try using a separating disc, which has even abrasive sides, to slice through the bezel stock first. This quick procedure minimizes gaps and ensures a perfect connection.... (2013)
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Show me more articles from: [MJSA Journal]|[Karen Christians]
Releated Categories: [Bench Tips & Tricks]|[Soldering]


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