I buy 1 lb jars of Handy Flux. When I solder, I use a different plastic cup for each session of
soldering which may be one hour for a multi piece charm bracelet. I dilute the flux with small
amounts of distilled water to the desired consistency in a small plastic cup.
I am soldering several 7” charm bracelets with charms very close to each other. I flux the
join to solder, dip the remainder of the bracelet in a thin diluted flux. Each end of the bracelet
is held by a third hand. I squeeze, with my fingers, any extra flux back into the cup, not the jar,
for the remainder of the piece. After soldering each join, I quench with water and dip into citric
acid pickle for clean up. I am currently working on several charm bracelets. This is something I
was taught years ago to keep the jar of flux clean and separate, when soldering several small
pieces close together.
Other than using one of the new spot welders, which I do not own, do you know a better way for
close together soldering of multiple pieces?