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    Let me say, I have zero welding experience. However, I'm interested in a project of making small rings out of stainless brazing rods.

    The final product will be a small stainless ring and attached to a fishing hook.

    This is what the ringed saltwater hooks will look like:
    http://www.ownerhooks.com/catalog/saltwaterhooks.html

    I was told to use a jewelers torch.

    My questions are:

    Is the Smith little torch a good tool?

    What type of flux?

    And what type of rod do I use to weld the small stainless rings (stainless)?

    And do I use the same size rod as the ring material?

    Thank you
    stuman

  • #2
    This is not a braze operation, but a TIG operation, due to the amount of stress the ring will placed under. You didn't say what material you will make the rings out of, can I assume it will 300 series stainless? I would recommend either 347, or 321. What diameter rod are the rings made of?

    You also didn't mention if you already had the rings, or were going to roll them yourself, so I won't go into their manufacture, here.

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    • #3
      STUMAN..........LIKE ROCKIE SAID IT MAY NOT BE A BRAZEING JOB. HOWEVER YOU CAN CONTACT SMITH AT SMITH/OXO CALL 1-800-327-7572 OR E-MAIL THEM AT WWW.SMITHEQUIPMENT.COM THEY ARE ANOTHER ITW COMPANY...............ROCK... [email protected]

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      • #4
        For questions about Smith's Little Torch and much more go to their board. "Ask the Expert"
        http://www.arcsmith.com/discindx.htm

        I think this board is better and they would be better severved if they added a few more topic headers and participated at this form as their format sucks. The old Hobart board was better than ask the expert and this one is much better.

        After all they are another ITW company and could share cost of topics covering their products.

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        • #5
          Most of the manufactured jigs, use a braze to attach the hooks. I think the stress is minimal about 10 lbs of pull for 40lb test monofilament.

          Currently, I don't know what type of material to use. It would be in saltwater so I would want something that will resist corosion.

          The rod that I manufactured the rings out of is .055 and I would also like to make some with a smaller rod.

          I used a drill and mandrel to roll the rod into rings. Is there an easier way to do this. I had to cut each ring with a pair of side cutters. There must be an easier way.

          Rocky D. I'm in Oceanside, where in SD you located?

          What is an ITW?

          stuman

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          • #6
            you can buy spring winders or make one for a lathe[if you have a lathe]. then cut the coils apart. you can silver braze them but you need a very aggresive flux[flouride paste] to remove the chromium oxide barrier. engelhard or harmon and handy probably have websites for their silver alloy products. chip
            chip

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Stuman
              Most of the manufactured jigs, use a braze to attach the hooks. I think the stress is minimal about 10 lbs of pull for 40lb test monofilament.

              Currently, I don't know what type of material to use. It would be in saltwater so I would want something that will resist corosion.

              The rod that I manufactured the rings out of is .055 and I would also like to make some with a smaller rod.

              I used a drill and mandrel to roll the rod into rings. Is there an easier way to do this. I had to cut each ring with a pair of side cutters. There must be an easier way.

              Rocky D. I'm in Oceanside, where in SD you located?
              I'm in San Diego, and I work in Chula Vista

              ITW is the parent company for Miller, Hobart and a bunch of others too numerous to mention.


              What is an ITW?

              stuman

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              • #8
                Check out ITW web site.
                http://www.itw.com/

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