I am thinking about starting working with palladium and I have some
questions about it.
First of all is there any good book that covers aspect of working in
palladium? I have found only The Platinum Bench (dont have it) but I
think it is about platinum only - or I am wrong? There isnt much
about working in palladium in the internet. I have The
Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing book but there isnt much about
platinum and palladium.
I would like to make my own alloy and solder. I have found palladium
alloy pd/ru/ir and palladium plumb solder recipe - 85 to 95pd and
7:3 germanium:indium. I would like to make fabrication work - no
casting. I have hoke oxy/propane torch so I think it could melt
platinum and palladium but some say torch melting pt and pd isnt a
good idea. Ok maybe they are right but I dont think everyone wo is
working with pt/pd and big induction melting furnacewhich cost many
$$$. And these induction furnaces and made for big quantities of
metal. So can I use torch to work with palladium? I know that you
need pt crucibles, soldering board, twezers and many other tools. Is
there something more?