This must-watch 'how to solder' DVD produced by Rio Grande teaches you what you need to know to introduce jewelry soldering into your designs.
Starting with the basics, you will learn soldering terminology, techniques, safety practices, setting up an efficient shop, and the history and science behind the art and craft of jewelry soldering. Discover all the different kinds of silver solder, torches, how they work and how to choose the appropriate one for your application. Next, you'll move onto the different accessory tools and supplies you need for effective jewelry soldering. Learn about different soldering blocks and how to select the right one, and see how to safely set up tanks and regulators. You will also gain an understanding of the differences between acetylene and propane, and the differences between silver solder versus gold solder.
This DVD also covers how to clean and prep the metal before you begin soldering, the differences between solders and how to use flux and pickling solution.
Now, the fun part: the flame! Learn how to identify and use different types of flames with your torch. Finally, practice professional soldering techniques while making a beautiful box ring from raw materials.