Anti-solder has long been used by both bench jewellers and silversmiths as a method to prevent solder from flowing where it is not desired. In our modern age of laser welders and CAD/CAM, we sometimes lose sight of traditional soldering techniques. However, if you one day get in a soldering pinch and wish you had some anti-solder, here is a quick and easy way to make your own.
Tom Weishaar is a certified master bench jeweller (CMBJ) and has presented seminars on jewellery repair topics for Jewelers of America (JA). He can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.