Originally Posted by Colonel Zay
Hey sil3nt - excited to see how the soldering has come out. I think this may have been mentioned already (and excuse me if it has), did you consider brazing the pieces? I know I saw you do some welding in this log as well - didn't want to deal with welding the panels? Too thin? Also, have you looked into some soldering rods with flux on them? I know there's the Muggyweld SSF-6 which is coated in flux that's supposed to eat through oxidation and other contaminates on basically any material, including stainless - and it's low temp (other manufacturers have similar products). Definitely looking forward to how this portion of the build will turn out. I've been tossing around ideas in my head for a scratch case and plan on doing some soldering or brazing. Not sure if I will use steel or heavy gauge aluminum. Nice work
Hey from what I'm working on, it has to be acid core solider. Any type of flux has not done me an favors. I've been putting considerable time into this and the only thing that has uniform results is hydrochloric acid and acid core solider.
Now I know in terms of throwing around the ideas of low temps high temps , it comes down to the thickness of the material and from what I'm refining has a lot to do how the heat is applied and how thick your soldier is. I'm only working with one thickness soldier because it is all i can get, If i was working with a thicker solider it would allow me to work with a more surface temperature .
All I can say is trust me when I say I'm working this out trial and error, and exploring every avenue I have. I know have three torch heads and using two different gases. This is not an easy area to play in.
Originally Posted by bob808
Looks a little bit big. I suggest you leave a little 'meat' left around the cutout, not getting too close to the edges of the door.
Awsome work man! Keep it up! Gonna nom you for mod of the year when your done-
Easy up tiger, its just a print out. haha I don't see any masking tape or anything being cut.