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30/06/2014

Soldering Your Jewelry With the Soldering Iron



It is common for the jewelry makers to have the skills to use the tools. One integral skill which is must owned by the jewelry makers is using the soldering tool to solder jewelry.

Some people consider that it is safer to melt and attach the jewelry using the iron. You will also find it is easier to join the jewelry with that tool than using the blow torch. However, to do that, you will need the technique which is different from the old torch soldering. You also need to pay attention in choosing the metal. The iron can only be used on the basic metals like the tin or the copper.

Before you do that, you will need to prepare some tools like the soldering iron, solder, the soldering tape, the metal jewelry to be soldered, and the soldering blocks.

The first thing you should do is pushing the two metal pieces together. If you do it correctly, the pieces will sit flushing against each other. You need to keep the gap is as thin as possible. After that, you will need to place the tape on the piece's surface which is not made from the metal. You can put it on the glass for example where you will melt to the pieces of the metal.

Do not forget to heat your iron while you do that. After it heats up, you can touch the tip of your tool to the area you want to join for seconds. Press the tip a little to the gap where the two pieces join together. You have to heat the iron's tip until the solder can flow to the gap. After you have done, do not forget to cool the area. Do not touch it with your bare hands. Let it cool until it has the room temperature.




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