We all know from practical experience that when there is too large
of a gap in the construction of a piece there will be a poor join…
also known as sloppy craftsmanship.
On the other end of the scale, is there a minimum gap necessary for
the solder to wet the surfaces of the pieces to be joined?
Specifically in a case where a tube with a wire inside is drawn
through a plate until the fit is extremely tight, could this gap be
too tight? This of course is somewhat of a special case, I would
think, since the tube would seem to constrain the wire from moving
when heating. I’m curious if there are problems anyone has
experienced concerning a minimal gap… flux flow… solder flow,
Thanks in advance.
Small Scale Metalsmith