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    Default Cleaning up detail

    Is there a way to clean up a couple of tiny little lumpy bits of solder from the inside rim of these earrings? If not I'll texture them but thought I should see if there is a miracle fix first.
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    Still setting up my jewellery bench. A few glitches still to sort but almost there.

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    A tiny ball burr, then a burnisher.

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    I'd use a scorper.

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    Morning Sheena,

    I'd either be using a tiny ball bur, or one of my pointy eveflex cone thingies.

    Looking forward to seeing your new bench when its finished. xxx
    Jules

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    https://uk.farnell.com/proxxon/28982...oss_price=true

    I use something like the link above for that type of job, just cut the rubber down with a graver while its in the pendant drill, so its small enough to fit inside with a bit of wiggle room. Then glue different grits of paper onto it.

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    With hindsight, next time:
    Make the backplates a little oversized to hold the solder, and solder from the outside, where it's easy to clean up.
    If you see a problem like this, dont be tempted to press on to the finish, until the problem has been addressed. Dennis.

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