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Egyptian coil assistance


#1

Hi,

I would appreciate it if somebody could tell me whether to use a
plastic hammer or metal hammer to flatten the sides of Egyptian coil
links before assembly. I have had to evacuate my home in Moshav
Avivim, which is on the Israeli-Lebanese border opposite Merroun el
Ras. Still, I had the good sense to take some of my tools to keep me
busy (as my husband and all four sons are currently in various combat
locations) - but not my notes! Thank heavens for my jewelry and my
Ganoksin friends!!!

Keep shining,
Devora


#2
I would appreciate it if somebody could tell me whether to use a
plastic hammer or metal hammer to flatten the sides of Egyptian
coil links before assembly. 

Hmmm…metal hammer. Preferably polished. Plastic is useless for
this and rawhide is not much better. Our prayers are with you and
your family.

Lisa, (Bialac-Jehle now, Bialik before my grandfather’s family
arrived on Ellis Island and the name was mis-spelled. Yes, my
grandfather was his 1st cousin.) Topanga CA USA


#3

For flattening the coils, I like to press them between two plates (in
this case, slabs of dense plastic) just before the “Nose” is turned
back during assembly. Forming the coils with the parallel pliers is
also helpful.

Hope your family stays safe,
Betsy