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[Looking4] Alligator tie clip


#1

Where can one find this type of finding

I’d like to know where I could find an alligator clip finding in
sterling suitable for making a tie clip. The only one I found so far
says it’s rhodium plated silver. Sounds like that could give
problems being soldered if it’s rhodium plated. Here is a link to
what I mean. I want this… but in just sterling.

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/18v

I was thinking of just making a simple tie bar without a spring but
being a newbie I was wondering how does one go about creating the
tension of the closed bar? I assume they work harden the bar and
press it closed in a jig?


#2

Richard, Check out

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/19l

They sell these. They’re solid sterling and work fine; even after
soldering items to them the spring works fine.

Gary Strickland, GJG