Problem; I have some sterling bowls to repair with lead mounts
(handles) I am trying to re-attach these handles but haven't
solved the mystery of how. I've tried a flame and also electric
soldering tool. The melting points of both metals are so far
apart..any solutions out there?
Sounds to me like you might start looking into a mechanical lock
solution such as sterling rivets. Pierce the bowl and the handle
and intert rivet and hammer then polish it back. Soldering lead
to silver is really tough and if you get it too hot it will alloy
with the silver and melt a nice large hole! A little more
description of the handles and bowl might produce some other
ideas. GOOD LUCK and let us know how you solve the problem.