Hi there all,
In a few weeks I am going to take charge of an English Wheel, and am
going to practice in copper before I start using it on silver.
However, to make some nice copper things I intend to solder on bases,
turn them into bowls and the like and then give them a nice patina.
I would use silver solder for this, but it will not take on the same
patina as brass and bronze (or won't with the chemicals I am going to
use). Can anyone recommend an alternative which will blend in? Would
tin solder used in electronics / plumbing work? Should I alloy up my
own using brass and sterling? All suggestions welcome.