Apologies to all who replied to my ‘dents’ post yesterday. ?I should
have included some photos with my post and a better description of
the object that I am working on.
Hopefully these two photos will come through. I don’t have an FTP
program installed at the moment so I am hoping that someone at Orchid
will upload them for me (thanks)
The item is called a Yad, or Torah pointer. It is a ceremonial
Total length is about 10 made up of two 5 sections.
The section with the dents in it is sterling silver (checked by an
There are a total of 5 small dents. Each about 4mm long and 1.5 mm
It is a tapered cone with a 5 seam. It is sealed on both ends. The
large end is about 0.5 inch diameter and the small end is 0.25 inch
This section is probably about 22 or 24 gauge.
I have now had several people suggest that I solder wire onto the
dents, pull the wire to pop the dents and un solder.
I am going to try this technique with soft solder (tin/silver) as I
am not sure what type of solder was used in making this object and I
have detected some soft solder in the decorative handle piece.
I have tried a few practice tests on some scrap silver, and the
technique seems to work.
Does anyone have any suggestions for removing the soft solder when I
I suppose I can gently file, sand and then use a pumice wheel to
remove all of the soft solder
Thanks in advance for your advice