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    can i solder this or do i need to weld ???

    i have never done anything like metal work before but like the idea of this but i have no idea how to start .. ie equipment needed to join the 2 pences together

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    Original Poster

    http://s30.postimg.org/8v6d9arzl/coins.jpg

    Original Poster

    http://s1.postimg.org/ao5tr82ov/bowl.png

    Original Poster

    copper 2pence coins.... i want to make something the same but dont know if this has been soldered or welded

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    you could probably just about solder then but brazing would be easier

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    whatsThePoint

    you could probably just about solder then but brazing would be easier


    i will google BRAZING i have no idea lol

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    If you can find the old copper 2p they should solder, if you have a hot enough iron, however if the are the later alloy 2p you would need to use a brazing torch.

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    damo1972

    If you can find the old copper 2p they should solder, if you have a hot … If you can find the old copper 2p they should solder, if you have a hot enough iron, however if the are the later alloy 2p you would need to use a brazing torch.


    what material would i need to melt with the BRAZING tool to join the coins together ????

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    biggoldring

    what material would i need to melt with the BRAZING tool to join the … what material would i need to melt with the BRAZING tool to join the coins together ????

    you would have to buy alloy brazing rods.

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    damo1972

    If you can find the old copper 2p they should solder, if you have a hot … If you can find the old copper 2p they should solder, if you have a hot enough iron, however if the are the later alloy 2p you would need to use a brazing torch.

    biggoldring


    what soldering iron would be capable of doing a job like this 40w,60w,100w ???? i still have no idea but learning more as the answers flow through THANKS

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    damo1972

    you would have to buy alloy brazing rods.


    to make something like this and other kinda stuff (like the picture) and remember ive never done NOTHING like this ...what would you suggest... a soldering iron/gun or a brazing tool ???? if a soldering iron then what wattage and what material to melt (like do i need to buy a certain reel ie thickness )

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    As I've said if they are the old type copper coin they will solder, the newer alloy type will need brazing. Obviously soldering is the cheaper option, however if you buy brazing equipment you will be able to do both types of coin, you'll just have to select the correct grade of brazing rod. Easiest way to sort your 2p are with a magnet, the later ones stick to the magnet!

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    whatsThePoint

    tbh I've never soldered 2 pence's but I would of thought the higher … tbh I've never soldered 2 pence's but I would of thought the higher wattage the better

    there's a good reason you've never soldered them, as if there the new type, they can't be soldered!

    What do you use as a former?
    I would have thought that one of those small gas soldering burners was the way to go.

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    whatsThePoint

    so which of these metals stop coins from being soldered, copper, tin or … so which of these metals stop coins from being soldered, copper, tin or zinc?

    absolutly none! Read my comments! That's the old coin!

    The oxide might cause you problems as well so you want to clean them.

    Would the former be an upside down Wok?

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    whatsThePoint

    so you think solder won't take to the copper on a new 2 pence?

    I know you'll burn off the very thin copper plate! And then you'll have to attach to the steel. WHICH CAN'T BE SOLDERED! Knock yourself out give it a go and prove me wrong!

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    whatsThePoint

    since when has silver solder not taken to steel?


    whatsThePoint

    since when has silver solder not taken to steel?

    your just being a **** now and looking stupid! I would Stop digging. You obviously don't know anything about this subject or you would know how silver solder is applied! I suggest you try google to help educate yourself!

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    whatsThePoint

    your the one being stupid for the sake of it, you could of given the op … your the one being stupid for the sake of it, you could of given the op the reason why you think new coins can't be soldered in your first post, but instead you decided to act like a trollI know for a fact you can solder steel with silver solder so why google it?but if you have tried and fails with all forms of solder while trying to solder coins maybe you could of made that common knowledge in the beginning?

    Your absolutely 100% right you can silver solder! Shame you didn't google silver soldering before posting.
    I did give the correct answer in the first place! you obviously didn't know they changed the composition on the coin! and then start back tracking, then you come up with the silly answer of silver soldering! Why was this a silly answer I hear you cry? Because it uses a process similar to brazing to apply it! Or other process NOT a soldering iron! Shame you didn't google it before you posted this last response! I guess you can't fix stupid.
    Edited by: "damo1972" 25th Jul 2014

    Looks very badly done unlees its not been cleaned up yet.You could use an epoxy resin to join them as long as they are thoughroughly cleaned before hand using either vinegar,brown sause or a silver paste type cleaner.

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    whatsThePoint

    as you are well aware you are well known for posting comments that 99% of … as you are well aware you are well known for posting comments that 99% of the time add nothing but bs to a thread, so unless you give a reason/link along with your yes/no trying to be as unhelpful as possible answers no one is going to pay much attention to what you say and we end up like we have now with countless posts trying to get sense and reasoning out of you, so I agree you're not worth trying to fix

    I don't know how to make it clearer than I put it! It's idiots like you trolling, with your unfounded wrong opinions that really pull this site down, the op asked a question and I gave the correct answer. I suggest you go find another post to go an spout wrong opinion on!
    Edited by: "damo1972" 25th Jul 2014

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    whatsThePoint

    do you have anything worthwhile to say?

    yes actually I gave the op the correct answer! Shame you don't
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