Just how strong is a silver soldered join?
I bought some 6mm x 0.7mm brass strip to hold on wooden lagging on my 6″ vertical boiler. Trouble was that I could find suppliers who had the strips only in 300mm (12″) lengths. So I decided to join 2 of the strips to provide the 450mm lengths that I need.
I have made band saw blades with silver solder, quite succesfully, but the ends were scarfed so the join was over a 5mm or so length of the blade.
I wondered whether I could butt join the brass strips with silver solder, and if so, whether the join would be adequately strong.
At this point I stopped adding weights. I think that the soldered join should hold the wooden strips to my model boiler!
Are you impressed? I am.