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    Default Nooooo! Damaging a piece while polishing

    I'll be honest, I could cry. Been on this piece for my daughter for days. I was just giving it it's final polish when I dropped it

    It bounced perfectly on the edge of my glass table. I am furious to say the least...

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    Ah Vos are you sure we're not related? Same birthday and now I find out you are mastering my own special move (the 'just-one-final-tweak-aaaaaand-nooooooooooooooooo')
    Will be saved with a bevelled edge, but yes, rage inducing. Sympathetic virtual hug coming your way.

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    You may be able to move the metal back with a burnisher to cover the worst of it.

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    What ever you decide to do, I'm sure your daughter will love it - it's special because its made by her dad. My dad died just under a year ago (he was 85!), I cherish the things he made, which includes a wooden rocking horse made for my children!
    Sue.

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    I also think you could repair a lot of the damage by burnishing it, make sure the burnisher you use is highly polished and take your time

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    Quote Originally Posted by joella View Post
    What ever you decide to do, I'm sure your daughter will love it - it's special because its made by her dad. My dad died just under a year ago (he was 85!), I cherish the things he made, which includes a wooden rocking horse made for my children!
    Sue.
    What a lovely thing to say Joella and so true!

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    If it's just that nick, Vos, why not file one on the other side to match? Problem solved. Dennis.

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    How infuriating! But seems its not the end of the world, would love to see how it turns out. I often seem to be spending far too much time undoing mistakes! And of course she will love it .

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    This piece has been a bit of a marathon with converting mistakes into happy little accidents. I fear this one may not polish out

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    My first thought was bevel but to take out the ripple from the front will be almost 50% of the width. It'll ruin my lines! <diva tantrum>. My fear with burnishing is too much material has been compressed rather than deformed to hide without a noticeable kink in profile. So I'm gonna do both I'll burnish as far as I can then file a bevel. Hopefully this will reduce the bevel's dominance. Who knows, it may yet be a happy little accident!

    Lydia, high five sister Definitely suffer the just one mores...

    Dennis... Cheers, Rob

    Sue my sentiments exactly, lovely words, thank you. I guess also why I so want this to be right, it's for my little (20) girl and she should have the best!
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    Oh bless you Vos! been there, done that and I can tell you that a granite floor isn't at all forgiving when you drop jewellery onto it!
    I do think it will bevel out fine though and what an absolutely gorgeous piece! really lovely!

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