This community is great. Thank you for answering my other "newbie"
question last week.
Ready for a new one?
My question is, could I use bronze rod that is for brazing to do
small castings? I have a bunch of bronze rod that is normally used as
a filler metal in brazing/welding. It has no flux on it and I believe
most/all bronze brazing rods are silicone based. So if I’m doing
non-critical castings would I make snips of this bronze rod and melt
it for some simple Delft Clay casting?
Also, if I need to do some soldering on these castings afterwords,
would that be an issue? I’m pretty sure even if I use this bronze rod
the melting temperature of my solders will be lower than this bronze.
All of my local jewerly supplies have no bronze casting grain and I
don’t see the point of buying and shipping bronze if I can use up the
tons of bronze rod I already have from my other hobby. (welding