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Old 06-15-2015, 08:10 AM
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Default Brass? Trinket Repair?

I'm not sure I want to call this a sculpture, but possibly antique?

Either way, I was watching YouTube this morning as per my daily rue-tine, and my Boss comes up and asks me if I can braze/solder this for him. Upon inspection visually I feel it is made with bronze brazing rod. The petals are clearly molten bronze drops. I put this in the welding process because the repair is minimal once I figure it out. I know I could likely use some solder for home plumbing, but that bronze brazing would be stronger. Only issue is I only have bronze TIG rod, and no flux. I've only used fluxless filler rod once with a torch back in 2005 (Trade School) and heat the rod and dip it in the fluxing agent. I guess my question is, like with forge welding, can I use Borax for this?
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:41 AM
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I'm not a pro at anything, but here's what I'd try...........but solder might be safer on small / thin items.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:02 AM
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You are going to need a lower melting point solder than the brass rod unless you can really control the heat. Harris Stay-Brite is 4% Ag, 96% Sn. It won't take much to make a puddle on the floor.

Harris 45 if you really want silver solder, play with a scrap piece of brass rod before you commit.
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