The homemade flux was a failure. The solder beaded up and didn't flow at all. Luckily, I had bought a liquid bottle of pickling flux, and it worked beautifully. So of the 4 I had measured and cut, those 3 worked out well!
However, I lack a jeweler's saw, so my bezels have no bottoms. Yet. I also lack the tripod on which to solder it together, but soon.
And of course, I'm slabbing! Here are some recent cuts:
|Hell's Canyon Petrified Wood, See the heart?|
|Labradorite. What a bear to cut at the right angle for shimmer!!|
|Tiffany Stone. Can be very difficult to cab. We'll see.|