10 grams of sterling silver
1 gram copper
3 grams white silicon
6 grams mossy zinc
Melt all metals into an ingot either in a well in a charcoal block,
or a crucible. Then file with a bastard file. I got a really fine
inside ring file burr for my flex shaft after losing too much skin
on my knuckles.
Where to find the last two metals? Do a google search. I have enough
of each to last me a lifetime, and can’t remember where I found them
via google. Also the white silicon may come in large chunks. I pre
file them before I melt it all. The chunks will not melt into the
other metlas no matter what you do, I used an oxy acetylene casting
torch and got frustrated.
If you want to save all the trouble there are two places to get the
powder solder already made. Victoria Lansford sells her version.
Beth Katz in So Florida (Unique Solutions) also makes the powdered
solder. Many swear by Victoria’s. I swear at it. I prefer Beth’s. It
is a bit more per container for Beth’s, but Victoria’s is 1/2 ounce
and Beth’s is one ounce.
Victoria’s has the flux mixed in, and Beth’s you need the white paste
solder for it. It all comes down to what you like. I’ve used both. I
demo both. I let the people I teach decide for them selves.