Silversmithing

On Saturday I started a short course in Silversmithing (see earlier blog and my 2 goals...this is the first goal) Things I learn't 1....

On Saturday I started a short course in Silversmithing (see earlier blog and my 2 goals...this is the first goal)

Things I learn't
1. how use a metal file and the different types. i.e a bastard file and a 2-cut.
2. how to use a jewellers saw and the difference between that and an ordinary saw.
3. how to solder and join metals
4. different metal finishes - my favourite is "orange peel effect" which is really just a hammer being bashed against your metal in a repetitive pattern to form small round dents.
5. how to anneal copper

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