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Title: Good Ganoksin Article on Soldering
Post by: Carol M on September 04, 2013, 11:01:56 am
Hi,
Here's a good Ganoksin Article on Soldering, called "Why soldering will never be as easy as brewing a pot of coffee"

Much is probably not new but the end of the article is a bit of a new slant [at least for me].
http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/ajm-easy-soldering.htm


Title: Re: Good Ganoksin Article on Soldering
Post by: tetonartgallery on September 04, 2013, 01:01:44 pm

Thanks for that link - good stuff!


Should'a read it years ago - some of those lessons were learned the hard way.


Title: Re: Good Ganoksin Article on Soldering
Post by: Bentiron on September 04, 2013, 06:58:16 pm
There are so many more resources available now that we  have the internet, when I started there was a book or two and OJT and the melting of lots of metal. I still have my first "mess" around here some place, more solder than silver.


Title: Re: Good Ganoksin Article on Soldering
Post by: tetonartgallery on September 05, 2013, 12:29:13 am
It is kind of fun to find an old piece that at the time I thought was a spectacular creation only to rate it today as a "mess".


Title: Re: Good Ganoksin Article on Soldering
Post by: Bentiron on September 05, 2013, 12:17:34 pm
Yeah, I run across one of my early fake Native American works at estate sale every once in awhile and see what a mess it is and then see the price on it and ask the estate agent why so high and the agent then goes in to a long explanation about how to tell "authentic" NA work by the "crude" soldering because they use blow pipes and charcoal. I got a chuckle out of that one, still it's nice to see the higher prices on my old messy work even if it is a lie, silly people. dunno28