The recent post about paste solders got me to think about a couple
of questions that have been bothering me.
Having only recently started soldering, I’ve noticed that if you use
a hard solder you can sometimes see a fine line at the join. If you
put a high polish on this you can make that line less distinguished.
My questions :-
Do you make you own solder?
Taking into consideration of specialty allows like purple gold
(aluminium and gold), shakudo etc. Do you make a specific solder to
match the job, or do you take something commercially available?
Making a ring from Mokume Gane, could be made from a washer, but if
you want to solder a mokume gane ring, do you just have to live with
"the line", or obscure the join with a clever detail?