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Offline awemawson

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Re: First time brass brazing
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2016, 02:21:17 AM »
Excellent to see that you've got a good result  :thumbup:
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Re: First time brass brazing
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2016, 04:40:18 AM »
I like the idea of using the crucible as a micro-hearth.   :mmr:   :nrocks:   :mmr:   :nrocks: 
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Re: First time brass brazing
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2016, 02:37:57 AM »
Just out of curiosity, I tried the original brazing rod again, just to see, and I managed to get another very nice result with the original rod.  So, the 5% silver rod was fine.  I still haven't had a lot of experience to compare the two, but I did feel that the 15% silver was a little nicer to use, but they certainly both worked.  So the original problems just came down to technique.
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Re: First time brass brazing
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2016, 11:27:09 AM »
Just out of curiosity, I tried the original welding rod again, just to see, and I managed to get another very nice result with the original rod.

Some people think I'm pedantic, but I think it's important to call a brazing rod just that and not a welding rod. I know that there are a lot of people who refer to brazing as welding, but there is a fundamental difference in the two processes.

I'm glad you got it sorted! Regards, Matthew

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Re: First time brass brazing
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2016, 06:14:46 PM »
Some people think I'm pedantic, but I think it's important to call a brazing rod just that and not a welding rod.

Absolutely right!  I fully agree and have edited my post to fix my mistake.  Thanks for pointing out my error.