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Smiling sun & Friendship knot [message #19717] Wed, 27 October 2010 16:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar drdearth  is currently offline drdearth
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They arrived this morning:
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I'm very happy Smile
But I do need to polish them to remove those "steps" from the surface. What can you recommend me to use, I prefer not to use power tools. Can I use a file/sandpaper for smoothing the surfaces? Should I also consider some sort of polishing paste? I just haven't done anything like that before.

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Re: Smiling sun & Friendship knot [message #19740 is a reply to message #19717 ] Wed, 27 October 2010 20:30 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Surprised The smiling sun is awesome, I would not completely remove the print artifacts from it, they seems part of the rays
Re: Smiling sun & Friendship knot [message #19765 is a reply to message #19740 ] Thu, 28 October 2010 15:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Lucapresidente wrote on Wed, 27 October 2010 20:30

Surprised The smiling sun is awesome, I would not completely remove the print artifacts from it, they seems part of the rays

Glad you like it Smile
I'm not sure about the print artifacts. I don't really like how they look on it Confused
Re: Smiling sun & Friendship knot [message #19767 is a reply to message #19717 ] Thu, 28 October 2010 15:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks cool! Do you mind me asking why you don't want to use power tools? I use a dremel for grinding and polishing my pieces, and can't imagine how long it would take to do it without power tools. Shocked Plus you're likely to get carpal tunnel if you try to do it by hand. The steel is really hard and tough.


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Re: Smiling sun & Friendship knot [message #19768 is a reply to message #19717 ] Thu, 28 October 2010 16:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm getting a new washer this week so maybe I'll use my old one for an idea I have. I wanted to fill it with sand and salt water, to put glass in to make beach glass. Perhaps it would work well to polish stainless items?


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Re: Smiling sun & Friendship knot [message #19778 is a reply to message #19767 ] Thu, 28 October 2010 19:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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roofoo wrote on Thu, 28 October 2010 15:56

Looks cool! Do you mind me asking why you don't want to use power tools?

Well, mostly because I don't have a dremel and I don't think I can spend the money on buying one anytime soon Neutral

Youknowwho4eva, that's an interesting idea. I also have an old washing machine at home, not sure it works though Very Happy
Re: Smiling sun & Friendship knot [message #19780 is a reply to message #19717 ] Thu, 28 October 2010 19:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I got the cheap WalMart special dremel. Might not be strong enough for the stainless, but worked well for replacing the glass in a broken window. I'll have to test it on a piece to tell you if the $25 version will work for you.


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Re: Smiling sun & Friendship knot [message #19857 is a reply to message #19717 ] Fri, 29 October 2010 15:18 UTC Go to previous message
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Dremels have really come down in price and I recommend one. I wouldn't even dream of trying that by hand!

And, yes, I think it needs polishing. See that artefact near the eye? That bugs me and is a reason why I don't get anything printed in gold anymore - they really make jewellery look cheap. At least with s/steel you can polish it. It actually looks good when some areas are polished more than others, creating some contrast.

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