Silversmith's Secrets

Repair, Restore and Transform Treasured Items

Brenton West


Aimed at anyone who wants to learn the skills necessary to fix, repair or improve household items whether for sentimental reasons or to turn a profit, the book covers more than a dozen common case studies for you to follow.

Ranging from simple to more complex repairs, the author tackles re-plating silver, correctly securing metal to glass, polishing, soldering, re-finishing and more on a variety of antique items including table lamps, inkwells, cocktail shakers and hand mirrors. Dotted throughout are the author's own hard-won secret tips and techniques, so you can share and benefit from his experience.

The author talks you through how different metals and materials can be properly identified and safely repaired. The book also includes information on hallmarking, allowing you to assess those second-hand finds accurately. Finally, an extensive tool directory and techniques section give no-nonsense and in-depth advice on the best tools for the job.


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    260 x 205mm
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    Search Press
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