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metal repairs require strength here are a few things that will be a good thing to have on hand.

 

these will also solder together dissimilar metals like brass and cast iron steel and brass etc.

 

some example would be a broken front pistol or rifle sight broken triggers that would need hi tensile strength solder.

broken handle of a cast iron pot

 

permanent connection of electronic or electric wires or spliced steel cable {making eyes on a wire cable}

or making it longer by splicing 2 short pieces together.

 

80 pa Homogenized solder can be found at brownells.com

 

First this solder is LOW TEMP Homogenized sloder 16,000 psi bond taking a mere 425 degrees to bond.

 

as far as I can see this is perfect to repair broken metal parts

 

Hi force 44 solder takes more practice to use and you need to use COMET flux.

Homogenized solder has the flux premixed.

 

TIX solder it is a great loer temp solder operating at 275 degrees but it only has 4,000 PSI  use TIX flux with it.

Other components that may be very helpful would be heat control past

 

Metals need to both be the melting point of the solder or you wont get a bond small parts are easier to get to temp.

 

using a pencil and scribing a line around the area you do not want solder to creep to also heat control paste

the area needs to be clean use trichloroethane or  alcohol to remove oils hand or machine oil.

A hot piece of metal formed into a IRON to transfer heat there are also miniature propane torches I would use a 

or have a pencil torch they use cigarette lighter propane and are refillable.

 

a simple disposable bottle type torch using propane can be used as a room heater its heat can be enhanced by

heating a piece of steel plate stand the torch and move the plate to the flame you can use bricks to hold the plate.

 

remember heat rises so it takes more heat to solder the top of a barrel pipe etc.

 

this can also be used to solder handles on tools like a cross handle on a shovel you need of course to notch

them to a perfect fit as possible so as not to waste solder and the joint will be stronger.

 

with a few tools re-purposing electronic scrap many solar cells for yard lights are low Ma. output as well as low voltage 

figuring to recharge a dry cell or rechargeable battery you need to charge at a rate < 10% of it's rated Ma. and equal to the voltage a blocking diode prevents reverse discharge when the sun is not powering the solar cell.

 

Right now is the time to invest time in research do some home projects with the kids or learn something different

cruising the net for garbage will not serve you in times of trouble keep a notebook I like to use the bound composition

type.

 

it is hard to remember all of the information that can be used in survival and prepping canning cooking etc.

 

I have these note books in different colors and have rewritten and transcribed duplicate information if it is useful

in another topic.

 

Today science make a case that people need to exercise their brain but instead of using an app on a phone

that are worthless new hobbies completely different than your used to start small do not try to build a shortwave 

radio before you have practiced soldering a switch leg circuit on a very simple LED project.

 

And you can thieve solder from PCB boards and soldered wire it ain't easy but survival never is.

 

These are the things you need to be researching using the Internet not looking at PoRn

http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/06/14/workshop-video-how-to-make-a-simple-soldering-flux/

 

 

 

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Here are some survival projects

 

I would ask people to remember that carbon monoxide is deadly if you use this a a heater for a room you need to heat a tube 

that FRESH air is blown through so the heated air is isolated from the actual fire / flame and exhaust like how your home gas central unit

works if you use this in a shop have good ventilation and vent.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-l21wQ6X-E

 

For all you bow people you can make arrow heads by cold forging {hammer & anvil} from rebar also consider using spoons and make those into 

arrow heads if they are all the same brand / model they will be about the same weight

 

here is where solder can be a benefit for a broadhead splicing 2 flattened spoons and Wala you solder and sharpen it and you got a broadhead.

 

lead is easily melted easy to work and wheel weights  strong enough to make blunts or target points

 

when making a mold remember sand has air vents by nature if you make a mold thin lines must be radius out from the item about the depth of

a thick razor blade and not qite as deep or else your mold will not fill out look at fishing weight molds to get an idea also these molds can be

used as is like the bullet point can be drilled out etc etc..

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Simple Spring steel method

 

you need a pan fill with oil and depending on the shape a grate to hold it  heat the STEEL in a fire get it red to just orange hot now

 

drop it in the oil making sure it is covered with oil it will catch fire allow it to burn itself out you have now tempered the exterior layer of steel

 

through trial and error if you need a coil or small leaf spring it can be made this way is it as good as factory well maybe not but it is fairly good

 

and will last as long as you broke one why not make a couple at once saves time if you ever need another.

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a radio that needs no batteries EVER type in Crystal radio on youtube and look at something other than cute have naked women mud wrestling.

 

also can be found under foxhole radio oatmeal box radio and by the way soldering has an application here also.

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the fracture resistance of the hardened sample and what is the ultimate strength achieved is important

all metals will harden under specific methods but will they be useful for a knife gun or tool steel

So there is a lot of sweat equity to find a steel is of poor or no use.

Metallurgy is a science and it takes equipment and knowledge / experience Sanmai chromium stainless high carbon and many others can be made dead soft by an exorbitant amount of heat can be formed and heat treated again. 

 

Buying or collecting steel pipe and bar for your purposes before needed is the best anyone can do I have enough to suffice for blades and other uses.

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