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    Welding wedding rings !?!?



    Anyone ever tried welding a woman's wedding ring to an engagement ring
    with a tig?

    I realize that gold is an incredible conductor but could they be tacked or better
    yet welded with a tig successfully?

    I'm fairly sure that jewelers use a specialized oa tip (I really don't have a clue)
    but, can it be done and/or has it been done with a tig?

    I'm not interested in ruining anybodies *bling*, especially her's!

    Whadda ya think, better yet, whadda ya know?
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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    As an update... and a very recent one. I've already got a "shut up",
    "wtf are you thinking?", and "your lucky she let you buy the damm
    welder in the first place" as some responses from those that were
    here when I posted that ^^^^^^

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    I have managed to stay married to the same woman for 40 years.

    I can weld a fart underwater, but no way would I touch any of her jewelry.

    Do yourself a favor and take to a jeweler.

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    That's Freekin Funny!



    I figured that'd be the consensus.
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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    But if I were determined to be a complete idiot and continue this
    research.....

    Seriously,

    Has it been done or can it been done with a tig?
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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    Well, you better tell her up front that it's GONNA HURT AND MAYBE BURN A LITTLE !

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    On a serious note though, I believe that when the jeweler attaches them together, they use a high dollar silver solder. So it's a brazed joint.

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    Actually gold solder, a eutectic of gold, silver, and copper. No "specialized" O/A tip needed, just a small one.

    Considering the value of jewelry and marriages, I'd still take it to a jeweler.

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    birdwell4 you are correct....

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    I'd like to know how well tig would work also. Looks to me like if you could weld em on the inside, and , if TIG is a viable way to weld gold, it would be a good way to go
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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    If you ATTEMPT this project and FAIL, you will then be looking for advice on how to weld up a broken marriage

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    then you would be CON - FUSED !

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    I can tell you how to weld your weding ring to a snap on wrench... it involves replacing a starter... and not disconecting the battery....
    miller 330a bp TIG
    miller dynasty 200DX TIG
    millermatic 185 MIG
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    snap-on YA5550 plasma cutter
    hypertherm powermax 30 plasma cutter
    baileigh CS225 cold saw
    etc....

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    Gold is way too soft to TIG. It has one of the lowest melting temps. But if ya do it and ya mess up.... well its for you
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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    Gold melts at 1950 F. Aluminum melts at 1220F
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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by alloycowboy View Post
    Gold is way too soft to TIG. It has one of the lowest melting temps. But if ya do it and ya mess up.... well its for you
    I don't know about the lowest melting point, but it will get seriously "runny". Kind of like welding copper. There's a reason jewelers use solder. I suppose you can do the soldering with TIG (VERY low amps though), but testing the waters on the SO's jewelry is a seriously bad idea.

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gump View Post
    Gold melts at 1950 F. Aluminum melts at 1220F
    Yea, but gold had a thermal conductivity 30% higher than aluminum. That and you're working with just a little bit of mass, means instant pool of molten gold.

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    Re: Welding wedding rings !?!?

    .....any yep, the op is reading all of these posts....

    interesting discussion.....

    I still can't find anyone who has done it. Bakers gas site
    is really the only mention that I can find that says gold
    can be tig welded.

    ....with the exception of some micro welding stuff.

    For the record though... SHE has made it clear that I am
    not going to learn it. Not on her rings, or any of my stuff (that
    I don't wear), or even a piece of steel that looks gold in color.

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