I saw from a recent post that there's a lot of welding expertise here so I thought I'd ask.... does anyone have any experience with silver brazing? My application is this -- I'm building cnc table for laser cutting sheet metal. I anticipate that I'll be able to cut 16 ga mild steel. I'm going to be making ornamental stuff, and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to get tired of the appearance of the mild steel. I was looking around for ways to create a new look for that material and was wondering if silver brazing would create a more stainless steel-like patina.
Is silver brazing a practical way to go to patinate sheet metal? I know I could get into plating but then I'd have to buy a new file cabinet to hold all the EPA reg requirements.
Other suggestions for steel patinas welcome. M'wife does glass work and I'm also going to investigate enameling.