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Titanium binding wire


#1

I had an idea that you could use small guage titanium wire as
binding wire. I know that solder won’t stick to it, and that
you could plop it into pickle without contaminating the pickle or
damaging the wire. You could also reuse it. Beyond that, CP
titanium is rather hard to work harden, so rebending it after
using it a first time would not be that hard. What do ya’ll
think??

M. Jones

@Marshall_Jones


#2

I think it’s a great idea. If you use a very small gauge like
24 or lower their might be a possibility of the titanium burning
up. I caught a piece of 4 gauge titanium on fire once with an
oxy-acetalyn torch using a Rosebud tip.

Have you tried it yet?

Isaac


#3
I had an idea that you could use small guage titanium wire as
binding wire.  

nope, not too good an idea. makes a great heat sink, however-
all the titanium sucks up the heat like a sponge- you’d never get
the solder to flow! I’ve placed a piece of titanium wire over
areas I didn’t want solder to flow for just that reason Anne


#4

How about niobium wire instead? I’ve never seen it burn. I
usually use soft iron wire- though I never pickle the piece with
the wire still wrapped.

Rick Hamilton
Richard D. Hamilton

Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography

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@rick_hamilton


#5

Hi Isaac?

What were you trying to solder with a rosebud? I use those to
melt my metal for casting!?!

Stella


#6

What were you trying to solder with a rosebud? I use those to
melt my metal for casting!?!

Stella I was bending 4 gauge tytanium and heating the tytanum
makes it much easear to bend.


#7

What were you trying to solder with a rosebud? I use those to
melt my metal for casting!?!

Stella I was bending 4 gauge tytanium and heating the tytanum
makes it much easear to bend.

Isaac

Okay, That makes sense.

Stella (wiping the egg off her face)


#8

I was wondering–could you use titanium wire as binding wire?
It is very strong, solder will not stick to it, it has low
thermal conductivity (wont act as heat sink), you can dump it in
the pickle without fear of copper plating, and you can use it
again and again as titanium work hardens very slowly. You would
have to use commercially pure titanium, not a steel-titanium mix.
Please advise.

Marshall Jones
@Marshall_Jones


#9

Marshal , yes you can use titanum, but why bother you can use
stainless steel wire and get the same results at a fraction of
the cost. It also will not react with your piclel Vernon