- A much hotter flame of (850-900 C) is needed (650-700 C for silver) but I managed to achieve this with an air/propane torch, so there us less chance of overheating the steel tubing.
- The flux is a bitch to get off afterwards.
- Brass doesn't flow as well as silver.
Monday, 25 February 2013
I've just taken the first step on the bike build project. Having done the preparatory work such as reading everything I can lay my hands on, setting up the workshop and buying the necessary basic tools; this weekend I did my first practise brazing. You can see the results below - not cosmetically pretty but full joint penetration which I was pleased with. Now this is brazing with brass, so significantly more difficult than silver based brazing because: