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Help with silver ear jackets


#1

I just finished setting some stones in a set of sterling silver
ear jackets and found out that the hole for the earring post is
to small. Is there an easy way to enlarge the hole. I do not,
and have never done any metal working.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Richard


#2

a small file may do the trick kar


#3

Hi Richard,

 I just finished setting some stones in a set of sterling
silver ear jackets and found out that the hole for the earring
post is to small.  Is there an easy way to enlarge the hole. <<

There are a number of ways to do this. Which way you select
depends on t he tools you have & your experience.

  1. Enlarge the hole with an appropriately sized drill bit. The
    drill bit can be mounted in a power tool or pin vise for drilling
    manually.

  2. Enlarge the hole with a tappered reamer. They’re available
    from jewele rs suppliers in sets of 5 or 6 for about $12.00.

  3. Twist a scibe or heavy needle in the hole until the correct
    size is reached.

I’ve used all 3 techniques to enlarge holes at one time or
another, it ju st depends on the circumstances.

Dave


#4

richard if you don’t have any jewelry tools then try a straight
pin in the hole and wallo it out some. if you want you could go
to the hardware store and purchase a drill bit a little larger
than the posts. or take the jackets to a jeweler and ask if
he/she could drill them for you. It would take 1 minute and the
probably would not charge you. hope this helps michael mathews


#5
 I just finished setting some stones in a set of sterling
silver ear jackets and found out that the hole for the earring
post is to small.  Is there an easy way to enlarge the hole.  I
do not, and have never done any metal working. Any help would be
greatly appreciated. 

If you have a round needle file you could just file the hole a
bit to enlarge it . . . another option would be to drill a larger
hole.