Brazing And Silver Soldering
Soldering

Brazing And Silver Soldering

Brazing and silver soldering, also known as hard soldering, are basically identical operations; the difference between them is the alloy used to make the joint. They both require more heat than is needed in soft soldering but are similar processes in terms of preparation and technique. Brazing alloy This, strictly speaking, is brass and is…

Designing in Metal
Metalwork

Designing in Metal

In comparison with wood, metal is an expensive and difficult material in which to rectify cutting or machining errors. Therefore you should design any metalwork project very carefully before you begin. Designing requires a logical approach and a lot of practical knowledge relating to the project in mind; so learn to apply your mind to…

How To Use Blind Rivets
Rivets

How To Use Blind Rivets

Blind rivets, sometimes called hollow rivets, are invaluable when you have access to one side of the work only. With solid rivets you need access to both sides. Blind rivets may be set with a special plierlike tool which is easy to use and inexpensive; because the rivets require no hammering, they have become increasingly…