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14k on Sterling


#1

Hi

I have a question concerning either fusing or soldering 14k to
sterling. Do you use gold or silver solder? In addition I,
being a Zahntechniker, have a dental porcelain furnace(best
quality, made in Germany) where I can insert the piece at a low
temp. pull a vacuum and accurately run the temp up to beyond the
melting point of the silver. ( fine silver and fine gold are
used to calibrate the oven) Any help you can give would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Skip

                              Skip Meister
                            NRA Endowment and
                               Instructor
                            @Skip_Meister
                            08/31/9700:34:09

#2

Skip: you would use silver solder and very little of it. In fact
I’ve been told you can just flux the 14kt and fuse them easily. I
always use silver solder (medium) and then screw up by repeated
heatings which sink the 14kt into the silver (sterling).
Experiment…Dave

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#3
 screw up by repeated heatings which sink the 14kt into the
silver (sterling). Experiment

ok, Dave, my question is this- when this happens, what do you do
with the scrap? Do you send it to the refiner, and they separate
the gold out and pay you for it, or what??? Or is it now silver
scrap? anne


#4

I have a question concerning either fusing or soldering 14k to
sterling. Do you use gold or silver solder? In addition I,
being a Zahntechniker, have a dental porcelain furnace(best
quality, made in Germany) where I can insert the piece at a low
temp. pull a vacuum and accurately run the temp up to beyond the
melting point of the silver. ( fine silver and fine gold are
used to calibrate the oven) Any help you can give would be
greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Dear Skip:

First off I think you should use 18K with silver just because
the contrast between the metals is much better than using 14K. I
use gold solder when soldering gold onto silver. Just be "neat"
about it so you don’t have a lot of clean up…

DeDe


#5
Dave, my question is this- when this happens, what do you do
with the scrap? Do you send it to the refiner, and they
separate the gold out and pay you for it, or what??? Or is it
now silver scrap? anne >>

I’ve often wondered about that too!