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[BenchTube] Solderite Board


#1

Now showing at the BenchTube (beta)
(Ganoksin answer to YouTube for jewelers.):

Solderite Board
2m 29s

Master Jeweler Jay Whaley demonstrates Solderite soldering boards.
Key features include durability, heat reflective, clean to use,
lightweight, rapid cool down, affordable and protects bench tops.

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#2

hi,

the vid of the solderite board was very interesting.
anyone know of a uk supplier of the boards?

cheers
chris bailey
even wetter wales


#3

Chris.

This soldering board from Cooksons looks very similar and I have been
using it for some years, it is soft enough to stick in binding
wire/pins or cut and shape but it does not seem to come in sheets as
big as those on the vidio

Rashbel have a couple similar blocks as well (bottom of the page)
http://www.rashbel.co.uk/Products.asp?cat_id=154

Regards
Robin
Clavis Jewllery
Snowy Aberdeen, Scotland


#4

hi robin,

that sounds like just what i want - which cooksons board are you
referring to? - there’s no link in your email.

i just want something thats nice & flat & will take pins - i’ve
always used charcoal blocks, but they dont stay flat for very long!

cheers
chris
www.chrisbaileyjewellery.co.uk
wet & windy wales, uk


#5

Chris,

When in the the state of charcoal block unevenness, it’s a Capitol
idea,to "sand the sucker on a cinder block or a similar concrete
surface. To smooth the heat affected “Thang”…sanding is the
key…

Wrap the block with binding wire prior to using it for the first
time, As it is said here in the Bay Area " helps keep it together,
man"

During the season, let’s not make turkeys out of ourselves

Time and passion is the key


#6
When in the the state of charcoal block unevenness, it's a Capitol
idea,to "sand the sucker on a cinder block or a similar concrete
surface. To smooth the heat affected "Thang"..sanding is the
key....... 

Another good surface to sand it on is a sidewalk.

When sanding move it in a figure 8 pattern. That motion will tend to
keep the thickness even from side to side.

This works equally well for firebricks when their surface gets dirty
&/or uneven.

Dave


#7
When in the the state of charcoal block unevenness, it's a Capitol
idea,to "sand the sucker on a cinder block or a similar concrete
surface. To smooth the heat affected "Thang"..sanding is the
key....... 

yeah, did it - its very easy & very effective, isnt it!

thanks everyonewho suggested sanding charcoal blocks cluck, cluck…

chris
frozen, foggy wales, uk