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Old 2011-03-23, 6:55pm
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Red face ss ufos caught in bead, help please!

I was helping out my mom and thought I'd put her pandora necklace in my tumbler. To do an even better job, I took all of the beads off so they could get nice and shiny on all sides. The dang little ufo shapes are caught in some of the beads (silver ones). I got some loose by pounding (not too patient) but was hoping someone might have done the same at some point and figured out a better way to get them out. Thanks, Judy
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Old 2011-03-24, 12:52pm
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I usually take a 3/32 mandrel and push each of them out. I think uttering curse words helps. I've never had them get really jammed in though.
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Old 2011-03-24, 3:13pm
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Thanks Rose. Nothing seems to work. Some of the beads have two in them sometimes. I have tried pounding them out and doing a lot of cursing. I now have them in the tumbler WITHOUT any shot, just liquid in hopes of jarring them loose.
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Old 2011-03-24, 4:40pm
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Maybe try the freezer?
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Old 2011-03-24, 5:08pm
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Lube it?
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Old 2011-03-25, 11:26am
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Drill them out with a Dremel or similar tool.

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Old 2011-03-25, 2:36pm
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Take a look at them and try to determine which direction they entered and got jammed. Then push them out the other way.
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