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What is Jewelry Bombing


#1

Here, Here, Peter!

No one needs to use bombing as a finishing method any longer. Like
using asbestos it is unsafe in the extreme and should be avoided at
all costs. I shudder when remembering the few times I was called on to
perform the process. Technology has come so far to make our craft so
much safer than it once was, yet some miss guided souls will still
want to do mercury gilding and cyanide bombing.

Go figure,

Nanz Aalund


#2
No one needs to use bombing as a finishing method any longer. Like
using asbestos it is unsafe in the extreme and should be avoided at
all costs. I shudder when remembering the few times I was called on
to perform the process. Technology has come so far to make our craft
so much safer than it once was, yet some miss guided souls will
still want to do mercury gilding and cyanide bombing. 

I presume this answer and 1 or 2 others were mainly directed at me
and my reply to the origional question asked - from memory, ‘what is
bombing and how is it done’ [which i answered honestly for the
poster]. It seems those who choose to continue bombing are classed as
outdated in their methods of jewellery production on this site.I have
acess to many factories and often question any new methods they may
trial or use to obtain the results they require [as i contract to many
of them],and any that look worthy i purchase the equiptment myself
and trial - some are usefull and i gear up to include it, and some
can be an expensive waste. Competing against increasingly cheaper
imported and often lower quality items i have always delivered a top
quality finish and on time [sometimes after 30+ hours straight] and
when time and finish means bombing is the most efficient system for
the results i require then that is used - [after 30+ hrs 1 hour saved
is an hours sleep bought. Yes it is highly dangerous but used with
skill and correct safety measures it is a tool that still gives me an
advantage as most competitors are unable to compete with and just
might ensure my services are still highly sought after for another 40
years in this trade [local and export].

Regards;colin