I am looking for gold solder(alloy) for 24k yellow gold pieces.Where can I purchase gold solder for 24k gold. If there is no placefor it, is there any website or book for fine gold soldering andgold solder? Any help wlecome!!!
Tae-ywan KimDigital CraftsmanResearch member, InstructorKookmin UniversitySeoul, South Korea
Where can I purchase gold solder for 24k gold.
I think most people just use 22kt gold for solder. Just take some ofyour 24kt. and make a bit of 22k with it. 22k is .916, by the way.Take .916 gram or Dwt. of fine, add half/half silver/copper to makethe weight 1 gram or 1 Dwt. as the case may be, and you'll have 22kt.
Just use 22karat gold wire or sheet it melts at a lower temperaturethan 24k,,, or even use 18 Karat wire,,,, you might also attempt tofuse without solder (it takes technique/practice) on some items itmay be possible,
Try taking a small piece of 24K and rolling it as thin as possible orif you do not have a roller then hammer this on a hard plastic blockand when thinner than paper cut a piece slightly larger than yourproject is and do a fusing. This should be practiced on non projectpieces and when you become proficient at this you can melt the goldback in to your main piece. When you reach a level of positive fussingyou will then buy less solder an have equal colour and less chance ofpits.
Good Luck, Stephen