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    Great effort!

    I cant really add much to what the others have said other than I use different sizes of nails for my flush setting burnishers.

    I cut the head off, cut to length, form the end to a point then round it over. Highly polish it of course, then set it in a small mushroom shaped handle.

    Control of the burnisher is also extremely important to avoid slippage and scratches, so I brace the tool with the spare hand to prevent unwanted movement.

    One other thing that I find to be VERY important when flush setting, is to make sure the metal is properly annealed beforehand. Once its workhardened, then the job becomes much harder.

    Cheers,

    Nick

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    Thanks Nick

    I struggled with slipping too to start with, and ended up holding the burnisher a bit like a pen which helped, but equally I did these two practice ones with no work holding, so I think for a proper project I'll set the piece up secure with the grs and then be able to use two hands as you say. Ta again

    Faith

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    Actually, I have found that using a much larger handle gives you more control of the burnisher, because counter intuitively you can press much harder without appearing to. But yes, you need two hands. Dennis.

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    Ta Dennis,

    I'm using the universal handle with chuck puppie at the moment, and I think I described it wrong, I've got the handle sort of braced in my hand but holding the end a bit like a pencil. It kinda works but Im gonna try some other ways too

    Thanks again,
    Faith

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    I use abit more of a potato peeler grip for drilling & burnishing..

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    Ooh Faith, I love your cute studs - and very impressed at the settings too! You are a clever girl .... wish I was too
    Hope your're proud of yourself, I'd be well chuffed if it was me.

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    Ha ha. Well done. Ear ear. I missed those the first time.
    Last edited by Dennis; 23-04-2017 at 06:15 PM.

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    Thanks Chris, I tried for ages with potato peeler grip when I was struggling to cut claws, but after you convinced me to use the tiny burr that didn't pull so much I ended up switching back to pen grip for that too. Perhaps I need to persevere potato peeler way but I feel like I just can't get enough control, same for burnishing.

    Aww thanks Joella I am really chuffed, I was amazed how well they turned out! I can really recommend the tutorials I linked to for flush setting in my very first post of this thread, once I'd made my little burnisher (from a 0.5mm grain tool, in universal handle with chuck) I found the method worked brilliantly.

    Ha ha thanks Dennis, I'm super pleased with them

    Faith
    Last edited by Faith; 23-04-2017 at 08:09 PM.

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    The thumb, you balance & pivot on that...so you don't have your whole hand in the air at any time.
    Hope that makes sense!

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    Ahh okay I get it
    Thanks
    Faith

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