Hello Fellow Orchids,
Just to let everyone know that Soft Solder is so strong… it is
holding the Hubble Telescope circuit boards connections together.
Some of the people I taught soldered the circuit boards with tin/lead
solder 63/37 % which is military specifications. The circuit boards
aboard the Shuttles that launched the Space Station was also soldered
with tin/lead solder.
The strength of Stay Brite Silver Solder is stronger than Tin/lead
Solder 63/37 and 60/40.
I use Stay Brite Silver Solder to restore broken costume jewelry
because most of costume jewelry is made of pot metal or pewter, using
a torch would melt the whole piece. I solder pin backs with Silver
Before becoming a Silversmith, I worked for Lockheed Missiles and
Space Co. in Sunnyvale, CA.
My 22 years of circuit board assembly and then instructing students
basic electronics, my expertise helped me to learn to be a
Silversmith. Unfortunately for me, my Mentor passed away before I
could really complete my training to be a Goldsmith. So, I continued
to take instructions through Modesto Jr. College courses that were
sponsored by The Mother Lode Mineral Society of Turlock, CA.
As for Age, I will be celebrating my 73rd Birthday in two weeks. I
plan on living until I am 125 years old. I have a lot to learn and a
lot to teach.