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Hard solder tutorial


#1

Dear Orchidians

Where can I find a good tutorial on how to “stick” solder with hard
solder? I don’t want to use the trial and error method I usually use
for other stuff.

Thanks,
Jean Menden


#2

Jean, If you go to YouTube and search on Jewelry Soldering, you will
find many videos to help you.

Good luck!
Jamie


#3

Jean- Tutorials are a great start. However…I always tell my
students that my favorite way to get good at soldering is to make a
whole lot of mistakes and melt stuff right off the bat. It’s the
fastest way to get over one’s fear of fire and learn it’s limits. I
advise my students that they should get their first mistakes out of
the way quickly by getting a bunch of scrap and just go at it.-

Jo Haemer
www.timothywgreen.com


#4
....I always tell my students that my favorite way to get good at
soldering is to make a whole lot of mistakes and melt stuff right
off the bat. It's the fastest way to get over one's fear of fire
and learn it's limits. 

Ah. you are my soulmate!

The fun can start early. I’ve been teaching children (ages 6 to 13)
this week and one girl announced right at the beginning that she
personally will be having none of that soldering stuff. She claimed
she burned her hand on a soldering iron a while ago “and it hurt!”.
We did some basic annealing and before long she was announcing that
if anyone needed any annealing done she’d do it for them! I’m sure
if I had this class for another day we’d get into melting and she’d
lead the way!

Brian
Auckland NEW ZEALAND


#5
Tutorials are a great start. However....I always tell my students
that my favorite way to get good at soldering is to make a whole
lot of mistakes and melt stuff right off the bat. 

I agree. My first time students melt something so they can get an
idea of what silver looks like as it goes through the stages. I have
seen some descriptions that were very well written but nothing can
beat experience. I am self taught and nothing made me understand the
PING of a saw blade when it was tight enough like being able to hear
it. I think it’s e flat for any of you musicians…)

Bobbie Horn