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    Default First Pound of Bronze and Flux

    Can I go wrong with Gasflux CO4 and the B flux? I'll be using propane and my first frames (after practice) will be Cromor.
    So I can use the same filler for lugs, dropouts, and braze ons?
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    Default Re: Fist Pound of Bronze and Flux

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    Default Re: Fist Pound of Bronze and Flux

    Oops
    Title should be FIRST pound...
    Another question: Should beginners use 1/16 or 3/32?
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    Default Re: Fist Pound of Bronze and Flux

    Jeff- Generally beginners tend to have an easier time with thinner filler rods. But I suggest you get some of each and find out for yourself which works better for you. Andy
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    Default Re: Fist Pound of Bronze and Flux

    Quote Originally Posted by classtimesailer View Post
    Oops
    Title should be FIRST pound...
    I thought "fist pound" accurately reflected how a lot of first time brazers feel.
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    Default Re: Fist Pound of Bronze and Flux

    I guess, I'm at the right place here.
    I've just bought my first set Oxy-Acetylene.
    Wat first rods would you advice for a beginner, Bronze and Silver?
    And of course wich Flux.

    It's for steel (obviously) but not only for framing, my son asked me to build him a grind bar for skating.
    I'm in continental Europe.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Fist Pound of Bronze and Flux

    Spin- First, we ask for your name in your posts. More friendly this way.

    For general steel joining, like a grind bar, I would suggest brass/bronze as silver wants really tight fit up and hates big gaps. For lugged frames I would suggest silver WHERE the fit up allows. But even with well fitted lugs there are times when brass is still going to be a good choice.

    So I suggest you start with brass. Here in the US a lot of us use Gasflux's CO4 bronze rod and their B flux. What the availability is or alternative to in Europe are I can't help with. I do know that Ceeway, out of England, lists some fillers and flux. I would further suggest that you get both silver and brass and start playing with each to find out which works best for your methods. Andy
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    Default Re: Fist Pound of Bronze and Flux

    Thanks for the answer.

    What do you mean by : "First, we ask for your name in your posts. More friendly this way."?

    I already planned to buy both brass and silver but I'm lost in the very numerous type of different rods. So if someone has a precise brand or "model" it would be great.
    I know for Ceeway but because of brexit, it takes long time for delivery and extra custom costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spin View Post
    Thanks for the answer.

    What do you mean by : "First, we ask for your name in your posts. More friendly this way."?

    Conditions of entry for this particular forum is to add full name to posts so we all know who we are talking to. Lined out in forum rules. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spin View Post
    Thanks for the answer.

    What do you mean by : "First, we ask for your name in your posts. More friendly this way."?.

    Yes, itís already been answered, but to reiterate - no anonymity in the Frame Forum. All posts, comments, threads, etcetera should have your first and last names in clear view.

    Thank you

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