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Fine gold soldering


#1

Hello Everyone,

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 place
for it, is there any website or book for fine gold soldering and
gold solder? Any help wlecome!!!

regards,

Tae-ywan Kim
Digital Craftsman
Research member, Instructor
Kookmin University
Seoul, South Korea


#2
Where can I purchase gold solder for 24k gold. 

I think most people just use 22kt gold for solder. Just take some of
your 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 make
the weight 1 gram or 1 Dwt. as the case may be, and you’ll have 22kt.

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#3

Just use 22karat gold wire or sheet it melts at a lower temperature
than 24k, or even use 18 Karat wire, you might also attempt to
fuse without solder (it takes technique/practice) on some items it
may be possible,


#4

Hello Kim,

Try taking a small piece of 24K and rolling it as thin as possible or
if you do not have a roller then hammer this on a hard plastic block
and when thinner than paper cut a piece slightly larger than your
project is and do a fusing. This should be practiced on non project
pieces and when you become proficient at this you can melt the gold
back in to your main piece. When you reach a level of positive
fussing
you will then buy less solder an have equal colour and less chance of
pits.

Good Luck, Stephen