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Dear Friends, I need some hand holding. Plan to make a 14k solid gold
piece with a14k gold bezel that is 20mm x 7mm. How do you go about
soldering. I have worked in silver all these years and have done some
gold , but not a big piece. I have an acetylene tank—just straight
acetylene. Can the job be done with this tank? and what size smithtip
should I use?

I know that gold takes the direct heat for solder flow, but do you
still have to slightly heat the entire piece? Any help would be greatly
appreciated. Lisa Pilchard Newark, DE USA