This process was very different from how I usually like to work. With this process, everything really needs to be deliberate and exact. The pieces have to fit nearly perfectly together because solder is meant to adhere metal together, not to fill gaps. The piece was started with exactly measured drawings. I don’t usually like to do anything more than a very rough sketch, so this part was very frustrating for me. If you need to do exact sketches, do yourself a favor and buy a c-thru ruler. I cannot stress this enough. I use them in my studio so much, for metalwork, sketching, sewing, craft projects, pretty much everything. I’m actually pretty angry if I cannot find one. I buy several of each size, so I always have one on hand. I’d say if I had to only pick two, I’d for sure have my 6inch and 18inch. I actually had a 12inch by 1inch one that I accidentally broke in half, and I still use both the halfs.
*google search: marriage of metals : to see some great examples of this technique*