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There are many techniques employed in the creation of an object of silver. Different types of objects require different techniques.

In general terms, silver can be formed by raising, casting, stamping, or spinning.

Raising is the art of producing a hollow form from a flat sheet of silver without soldering. This technique requires considerable skill and time as the silver is required to be heated often to retain its softness in order to be hammered into shape.

Casting is the art of producing a three dimensional form from molten silver that has cooled after being poured into a mold.

Stamping is the technique of producing a form by compressing the silver into a die.

Spinning is the art of producing a hollow form by shaping silver over a wooden chuck on a lathe.

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