I am trying to teach myself how to solder basic hinges to box using
Tim McCreight’s book and you tube by Nancy Hamilton. After many
attempts I am still unable to get it to work.
My box is copper with silver tubing knuckles. Could this be about
the copper oxidizing too quickly? I am using graphite from
mechanical pencil. Not tight fit, but best I can do with size. I
filed little notches at eachend of the knuckles and also put white
out on other side of it to help thesolder flow /not flow properly.
There is some solder flow but then the whole hinge falls off. One
teacheronce mentioned filing a 45 degree bevel around the ends of
the knuckles. How would one do that on such a tiny piece? Unsure how
to hold it.
Suggestions for a novice hinge maker would be welcomed. Jamie