|Step 35: File/sand rivets to ensure fit in keyhole slots.|
Step 36: Measure approximate distance rivets should protrude from the camera mount, cut sheet metal shims to raise the camera mount this distance off of the table.
Step 37: Use needle-nosed pliers to create a circle of silver approximately the right size to go around the smaller diameter of the rivets, and hammer this flat.
Step 38: Paint flux on neck of rivet and in hole in camera mount.
Step 39: Place head of rivet on table with neck protruding upwards, put silver around this part and add flux to hold in place.
Step 40: Hold the rest of the camera mount steady with a flat piece of brass under a piece of a firebrick.
Step 41: Apply heat to top of ensemble, using tip size 0. Stop as soon as silver begins to flow.
Step 42: Pickle.
|Rachel Kalmar||Monday, March 20, 2006|