Just wondered how many of you found your jewelry training helpful in
repairing odd things or around the house/stduio? I had to repair a
brokenhinge on my toliet float ball hinge. Either go out and buy a
new part, or fix it. Took it out, took my drill bit in flex shaft,
drilled hole in broken hinge, stuck a piece of 14g. copper wire in
hole and put the float ball hinge back in place. Still working well.
Another time, needed to cut PVC board to go around two rocks.
Jewelry sawframe and a #2 blade made quick work of the areas that
needed to be removed.
I may be a trained jeweler/silversmith, but I’m really a wire tinker
at heart. I’ve wired my shelf struts to shelf to keep them together,
fixedthe flapper for water boiler by making a new one out of
aluminum and wiring on a hinge (12g straight wire). Still working.
Another tip for broken glass, courtsey of my grandfather - if you
have holes in your glass panes, just glue on a piece of glass over
the hole. Works great.
As for costume jewelry, I’ve had to get creative in repairs One
time, broken tongue on bracelet. I take thin strip of brass, fold it
over, roll one end into a tube and reattached it to bracelet. No
soldering neededand a 10 min job.
Just fun trivia for the day.