So far I love working with Argentium, however today I ran into a bit
of a problem. I cut strips out of Argentium sheet (about 10x1mm x
60mm) to make rings. I bend the strips as usual, so they touched at
the seam with just a bit of pressure. I added flux and solder and was
surprised to find that the Argentium moved when I held the flame to
it. This happened with both rings I worked on.
Was it the tension that made it move? There was not much tension, so
if that was the problem, is there a trick to getting the seams
cosely together without putting any tension on the metal? Or was it
something else that caused the metal to move? I did hold the rings
in cross-lock tweezers with the seem on the bottom.
When I fuse round Argentium wire together I lay it flat on the
soldering pad, and even though there is some tension as well, so far
I have not had any problems with movingment.
Thanks for your help,