Friday, October 2, 2015

Silver Soldering

This time I decided to fit the cross dowel horizontally because I was worried that otherwise the extra lamination could split when the bolt is tightened.

I silver-soldered a brass square onto the cross-dowel to keep it from turning away from the bolt.

Silver soldering 3/16" x 1/2" brass tension hoop.

The first joint failed, and so did several more.

The final joint has been strong enough to hold up to a lot of bending and adjusting, so should be plenty strong under tension.

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