How would one silver solder steel? What flux,
what solder. Would brazing be better.
Well, brazing and soldering are the same thing, jewelers call it
soldering but to the rest of the world it is brazing that
jewelers do. True soldering involves lead, tin, things like that.
So you can silver solder (read silver braze) steel. Use a lot of
borax paste flux, I ususally add some powdered borax to this as
well, heat the larger steel part intensely, everything you know
about 'soldering' is the same though stell is dirtier. Note that
you can braze stell with most anything that melts lower than it,
so you can use any silver alloy, any gold alloy, most copper
alloys (bronzes, brasses) and so on.
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