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    Default Hand buffing small spheres

    How? I'm very frustrated! Ha ha the little buggers keep flying off in my hand and I can't buff in one direction and it's upsetting me sigh one is a sphere one is a flying saucer shape. Neither is proving easy to buff...

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    Hi Vanessa,

    Would it not be easier to polish the spheres once there soldered in place on your design?

    I recently made a ring that has spheres along the edge and they were polished once soldered on.

    Nick


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    The other method that lapidarists use to grind and polish stones is a stick of wood about the thickness of a pencil and sealing wax to hold the stone or sphere in place on the end. I realise that you'll only get half done at a time but it holds it securely

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    Hi Nick it would but these spheres are not for my design they are for the techniques part of the module where we've been tasked with making spheres as mentioned, a square, a round tube, an eclipse tube, a cone and a ring. We start making the insect from tomorrow mine is very abstract and based on a singing insect.

    Hi Caroline that sounds like a good idea... I'll get some sealing wax in the morning

    Thank you

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