Soldering Bolsters

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  1. Nov 19, 2019 #1

    Dave Martell

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    Not many makers do this these days and that's because it kinda sucks to do. Lots of extra work, and gobs of frustration while learning, but it gets easier each time it's done. I LOVE the end results so it's worth it to me to do it once in awhile.

    The picture shows the joint still rough finished, wait until it's all sanded smooth and seamless in appearance. :cool:

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    Caleb Cox

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    Globs of frustration. Is the bolster nickel silver? Cool build, please keep us posted!
     
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    Yup nickel silver and 52100 steel.
     
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    what type of solder is used for this? silver solder?
     
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    So, it differs from integral bolsters in that it is not a forged part of the knife?
     
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    Yes silver solder.
     
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    Yes exactly.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2019 #8

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    Looking forward to seeing the finished result :)
     
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