I've been trying to apply a decorative border to the "theatre" in which the Cold Genius will be a player. The border is a rolled strip of silver with a pattern on it and I've been trying to solder it to the edge of the lid.

 

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Of course, I've gone about this totally the wrong way, and have cut the lid before applying the strip. If I had done it the other way round, it would have been easier.

I managed to get the two main strips on and then decided it was time for the weekend!

 

Cold Genius 30

 

I'm really not sure why I did this the wrong way round. It isn't as if I've never done similar work before:

 

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Comment by The Justified Sinner on January 5, 2011 at 12:47pm

Catherine: thanks! Glad it was of use.

 

Lora: the problem is that the metal bends bizarrely once they are bonded together, so heating another area to solder it, causes the adjacent areas to bend!

Thanks for the kind comments. Everyone has problems sometimes with things like this and it is no shame to get things wrong.

Comment by Catherine Witherell on January 4, 2011 at 9:38pm
I went to look. Better than a movie! Thank you for so much explanation.
Comment by Lora Hart on January 4, 2011 at 11:41am
Well, this is where my inexperience rears it's naive head. It seems simple to me in theory. But is the problem that you can't get the edges to perfectly line up the way you've done it? Does the flowing solder make the strip move out of place a touch? I'm sorry for your struggles, but honestly Dauvit, I'm glad to know you have trouble sometimes. If someone as talented as you can manage to trip up - I should be much kinder to myself when I make a thoughtless solder seam. ;D

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