I don't understand why you need someone with a laser welder? Why
don't you just use a large propane torch? You just need to be
careful to make sure that you apply the heat according to the mass
of the components. Don't like the sound of casting goblets.... Why
don't you raise them or get them spun?
First of all, thank you to everyone who responded to my requests,
both on and off list. I was originally thinking of a laser welder as
I was attempting to attach a small, heavy piece to a large, hollow
one that I did not personally make. I even thought there might be
the possiblity that the hollow piece had wax or some other substance
inside. I also could not tell what kind of solder had been used
originally. I do not have a large propane torch. I use a Hoke torch
with natural gas and O2 and small tips…
I only used the idea of casting a goblet, for a size comparison,
-although I would like to carve a wax for a goblet eventually, not
for the bowl, but for the stem. I have a wonderful casting house
locally for smaller pieces, but not for larger items in silver.
Thanks again everyone.
Ruth in balmy L.A.