Ah, this explains all the weird emails I’ve been getting about the Ti strips.
I have good news and not-bad news.
Not-bad news: no, we don’t make Ti wire grid, and have no plans to. Because…
Good news: we already make a couple of things that do the same job, and are easier to maintain.
I’ve soldered on a stainless wire sheet for years, and for a certain style of smallish stuff, it works great. It just warps. Which is fine, if you grew up working on a wire nest like I did. But if you’re looking for a purely flat surface, it’ll drive you mad. Even Ti wire will warp eventually.
So my suggestions are two:
A) Use the Ti strips we already make, and bend them into “V” shapes as Noel does, then use those to jack the work up off your soldering block so you can get the torch under it. Or…
B) use our titanium soldering trivets. Those are specifically designed to be soldering supports, and get the work further up off the block, to make it easier to get the torch under it.
In either case, it helps to position the work right at the edge of a block, so you can get the torch down along side the block, shooting up under the work.
The trivets do a slightly better job at this, because they don’t lay along the whole underside of the piece, there’s a hollow in the middle so you can get the flame through. If you need a larger support area, just use several of them.
Titanium doesn’t suck heat much at all, and the trivets only have point contact, to minimize what little heat they do draw.
For those who’ve asked, the Ti trivets can be used in an enameling kiln with no problems. Enamel won’t stick to them, and they don’t flake like iron ones do. No heat sinking problems either.