Friday, February 22, 2013

Bench Tips

by Janet Alexander
Technical Advisor



Here are some simple tips to help you in your studio.

I found myself making a small nut for a screw to hold a decorative silver piece on a leather band. In order to hold it while I made the threads, I left one side long. Then when I was finished I cut it down to size. 






I needed to solder the screw post onto the back of my silver piece. But the piece wouldn't stay level on a flat surface. So, I carved out a charcoal block to hold the uneven surface of the piece while keeping the back level.Then I used locking tweezers to hold the post tightly against the back while soldering.



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