here are some lists
brass from, car heater radiators,light switch faceplates, an exsecutive toy , part of a lens,some pipe ,a decorative plate and some clock parts.
some nuts and bolts
a lens mount
lead tin solder.
fine sand paper
polish wadding and paste
a lazer cutter would have been nice to get things accurate but i havnt got one so it wont be accurate.
blow torches large and small
dremmel with cut off disks and sand drums
decorative face plates£8 (b&q dont sell sheet brass)
Step 1: Get something shiney
notes on soldering
clean both pieces so there shiney bare metal apply flux where you want to solder,
big awkward shape?theres nothing stopping you from soldering part of the connection then the other end then joining it up. heat it and add solder till it flows in to the gap.
other times you might want to patch a hole in prevoius solder use less heat so its soft and push it into shape with a stick or something.try not to overheat so it all goes liquid and falls to bits.
put thin little bits of material onto big thick bits of material , this stops your previous work from self destructing :-)
the fumes are toxic