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  • JonH52 commented on Fikjast Scott's instructable Horse Shoe Nail & Cement Nail Jewelry11 months ago
    Horse Shoe Nail & Cement Nail Jewelry

    Diana - would you share what you used to solder the nails together? I am a very beginner when it comes to making jewelry. I have watched a number of videos, and done quite a bit of online research, but haven't found a lot of info on the soldering process - specifically for this type of metal. I found one pretty comprehensive video on YouTube. The gentleman was making horseshoe nail crosses, and soldering them. He was using a butane torch, but he didn't give any specifics on the solder other than it was a 60/40 solder. I'm not getting mine to solder together very well. The solder tends to just bead up and not flow - even when using flux. If it does flow ... (which is rare) - it's not flowing between the joints. I'm wondering if I'm using the incorrect solder, since it tends to j...see more »Diana - would you share what you used to solder the nails together? I am a very beginner when it comes to making jewelry. I have watched a number of videos, and done quite a bit of online research, but haven't found a lot of info on the soldering process - specifically for this type of metal. I found one pretty comprehensive video on YouTube. The gentleman was making horseshoe nail crosses, and soldering them. He was using a butane torch, but he didn't give any specifics on the solder other than it was a 60/40 solder. I'm not getting mine to solder together very well. The solder tends to just bead up and not flow - even when using flux. If it does flow ... (which is rare) - it's not flowing between the joints. I'm wondering if I'm using the incorrect solder, since it tends to just bead up and do nothing.

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