On some plated items it is necessary to copper plate
the before soldering them because the solder will not stick to the
item and the plating will not adhere.
CAN YOU REPLATE A
You can replate knife blades, but they are usually steel, which will
pit, plating does not fill pits it is a coating that is applied
electrically. The blades must first be nickel plated before silver
plating. When knife blades are replated the plating usually will
come off from scratching against bones or cutting boards. If they
are going to be used for show plating usually will work.
CAN YOU REATTACH A
KNIFE BLADE IN THE HANDLE?
Knife blades can be reattached, but you must first remove all the
old plaster of paris (color white), pitch or shellac (color brown,
black, we have seen sand in some you never know what they used, some
pitch's removes easy some are very difficult to remove, sometimes in
removing the handle will break from the heat and or force necessary
to remove. (We can repair the break most of the time). After
RESOLDERING usually with silver solder or lead, the item needs
replating and polishing.
CAN YOU PUT A NEW
BLADE IN MY OLD KNIFE HANDLE?
We can put a new blade in your handle. They are stainless steel, we
can replace knife, serving pieces, forks any thing to fit the
handle, The biggest problem is matching the exact style, but we have
pictures and can match most, It doesn't matter whether plated or
sterling the blades are stainless steel.
CAN YOU STRAIGHTEN
MY SPOON WHICH FELL IN THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL AND IS ALL SCRATCHED UP,
NICKED, DENTED, TWISTED, ETC.?
We can repair you spoon, we usually remove all of the rough spots so
they will not catch, the bowl is reshaped close to the same shape,
but sometimes must be a little smaller, you can not really tell,
then the item is replated and polished, We repair sterling or
CAN YOU COPY A
BROKEN LEG FROM MY TEAPOT OR TRAY?
We can copy any leg, but to do this we must first remove one to make
a sand casting of the leg then cast one in lead, this finished then
they both are reattached to the item, then they are replated and
CAN YOU REPLACE A
FINIAL (THING USED TO LIFT THE LID) ON MY TEAPOT?
We can copy one from you coffeepot, and reproduce it in lead, then
they are both soldered back on and replated and polished.
MY TRAY HANDLE BROKE
IN TWO CAN YOU REPAIR?
We can solder or replace the handle, first remove good handle, cast
in lead, reattach, polish and plate.
CAN YOU REPLACE A
COMB IN MY COMB HANDLE?
We can replace a comb in the handle we can also repair breaks in the
back of the comb.
CAN YOU REPLACE MY
BRISTLES IN MY HAIRBRUSH?
We can replace the bristles, this done my coping the block which
holds the bristles, making a new one and reinserting in the handle.
Each is one of a kind made by hand.
CAN YOU RE-MIRROR MY
We can replace the mirror with flat mirror or sometimes with faceted
mirror, then it is installed and polished. The old mirror is usually
to scratched to re use.
MY CANDLESTICK BROKE
AT THE ARM, CAN YOU AND HOW DO YOU FIX IT?
Information to repair a candle stick whether Sterling Silver or
plated or pewter which is broken the same procedure must apply, (1)
determine the metal, (2) remove all of the pitch, shellac, plaster
of paris, lead, we have many different things used to weight and
fill the item, this is done by removing the base and cleaning it out
for soldering, when all is removed the item is cleaned, (3) The item
is soldered back together, if sterling silver then sterling silver
solder is used, if lead or pewter then lead solder or pewter solder
is used after soldering the item is refilled with a pitch for weight
and so that the item will not dent, then the base is put back
together and sponge plated or polished if sterling, we can also make
a piece to fill a gap or hole must see first to tell you which is
better, also we must see both candle sticks if it is a pair so that
the height will not be different and they will match.
To replate your candlesticks
I need to know the height of the candlestick? I also need to
know how many arms or candle holders/ lights. They are usually 1, 3.
5 etc. lights. How many bobashes if any, Bobashes are the holders
that fit in the hole where the candle goes. Please note: not all
candlesticks have them. Are any repairs needed, broken arms, bases
off, etc? If it is a pair, please send both so that the height can
be the same.