I’m taking a metal working class. My project is a large copper
pendant, formed in the hydraulic press, chased details, soldered onto
a copper sheet back with a sawed opening that gives a view of a small
silver heart charm soldered inside. It’s an experimental piece using
the techniques I’ve been learning in class.
The teacher wanted me to solder the front to the back using stick
soldering (using a long piece of wire solder and drawing the melted
solder along the seam with the torch) instead of pick soldering with
paillions like I’m used to. And it was my first time using an
acetylene torch too. Huge learning curve for me; I should have
practiced on something else first.
Anyway, now there’s silver solder all over the curved, chased front
of the piece.
I can’t copper plate it in used pickle because of the silver charm
inside (can’t reach the charm to clean it off again). Plus, some of
the solder mess isn’t smooth.
What’s the best/easiest way to get the excess solder off this thing?
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