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Specimen List available


#1

Hello Everyone,

I would like to let everyone know that our March-April price
list of mineral specimens is now available.

If you would like to receive a copy please e-mail me privately,
and not to the whole list.

Thank you.

Mike Shell
Minerals and More
P.O. Box 371,
Bethel, Ohio 45106


#2

Hi Group,

A quick question: Is it acceptable to use standard solder on
sterling silver if the join point is not visible? My plan would
be to use a solder iron and rosin core solder that is used for
standard electronic equipment (copper, iron, and gold wires).
This would put very little heat on the object in the bezel wire
that I will then inlay.

Thanks for any help.

TOM (OWL1)


#3

I don’t think your method will work . . . when soldering
sterling, you have to heat the entire piece before the solder
will flow . . . If the solder doesn’t stick, your pieces won’t
join at all! Since, I know nothing about, a solder iron, and
have no idea what rosin core solder is . . . I won’t say anything
else.

Are you working with really tiny pieces?


#4

I don’t think your method will work . . . when soldering
sterling, you have to heat the entire piece before the solder
will flow . . . If the solder doesn’t stick, your pieces won’t
join at all! Since, I know nothing about, a solder iron, and
have no idea what rosin core solder is . . . I won’t say anything
else.

F.Y.I…

I did some soft soldering in shop class when I was in high
school. If I remembre corectly, The flux used for soft soldering
cleanes out the pores in the metal and when you heat the soft
solder with the soldering Irion, the solder seepes into the pores
of the metal, but dose not acualy bond with it.

Isaac