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Soldering Set Up

Soldering Set Up

Tammy Powley
When soldering silver, or any metal for that matter, there are a few variables depending on what is being soldered, but for the most part, you follow the same series of steps each time you solder metal.

First, you need to set up a safe area to solder. This will normally require a large ceramic tile, a fire brick or heat resistance pad, and an overhead lamp. The fire brick is put on top of the tile. Also make sure you work in a very well ventilated area.

Some other items you want to have nearby are a pair of copper tongs, a jar of water, small paint brush, your solder and flux, and a pickle pot,

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