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
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