Tips & Tricks

Patinas, Rivets, Soldering, and More!

Patinas, Rivets, Soldering, and More!

Tips & Tricks To Develop a Heat Patina on Copper This process usually takes about 20 – 30 minutes. 1. Finish, clean, and dry the copper. 2. Put the piece in an oven preheated to at least 350 degrees. 3. Check it after 10 minutes- it will turn from nutty brown to crimson to bright […]

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Flux, Disposal, Sanding, and More!

Flux, Disposal, Sanding, and More!

Tips & Tricks Quick rescue for dried out paste flux Revive white paste flux, ( Handy Flux, Dandix, etc.) by adding a small amount of water and gently warming in a microwave. Cover, but do not seal, the flux container with a plastic or glass lid. Microwave on high or 3/4 power, depending on the […]

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Soldering, Chasing, Charcoal Blocks, and More!

Soldering, Chasing, Charcoal Blocks, and More!

Tips & Tricks To reconstitute dried-out paste solder, stir in one drop of mineral oil at a time until thoroughly combined. Do this in a glass container, as metal may contaminate the solder. The process will go quicker if the glass container is warmed. The oil may cause the solder to flare up when soldering. […]

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