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Silversmith's Equipment

Tools

Tools used for the silver soldering process.

Pickle

The pickle is a solution used to de-scale a silver piece that is being worked on. Store the solution in a glass or plastic container. Do not allow contact with any metal except copper.

Shaping and Polishing

When polishing, use the White Diamond first, then finish up with Zam. You can also use red rouge or other polishing compounds. Use Black Max (Rio Grande) for a duller finish.

Metal for Silver Pieces

There are numerous sizes, shapes and hardnesses of silver. Use the proper type for the piece you are creating.