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Learning by doing

Here’s a thing that today I have begun teaching myself. This could either be awesome or go outrageously wrong (because everyone knows there is no middle ground anymore).

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I have decided to see if I can learn myself how to braze. M’lady wants a screen door handle, we have much scrap copper pipe and I am always up for new techniques to learn that probably won’t kill me.

Earlier today I purchased a torch kit and some brazing rods, watched a couple of YouTube videos and thought... okay... let’s play. It can’t be harder than soldering?

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Turns out that brazing is another type of soldering!

Here’s the result of my first ever (positively brazen) attempt to braze...

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Still cooling down. I may never make much of a HVAC system person but, with this, I can make stuff!

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