I want to use it for burnishing/finishing.
James, is that the double barrel model that you bought, or the
single? I had thought about getting the double barrel model so I
could burnish in one and polish in the other, but then I thought,
that’s probably the same motor, might the double barrel model
overload the motor?
I may some day get into the lapidary end of things (I’ve cut, but
not polished, in the past), but for that I’d get a Real Machine. For
now I just want to be able to finish small silver pieces, mostly
bangles/bracelets, earrings, a lot of woven/braided or knit/crochet
work. If possible, if the shot won’t get stuck in there…
I also don’t know much about the different mediums, am I right in
thinking that you need to run the piece through with steel shot and
then finish with something else? If so, what else?
Thanks, you guys are SO much help! I really appreciate the advice.
I’ve been getting a lot of negative reviews of both the Lortone and
the HF model off list, but its going to have to be one of them, I
think, unless there’s a comparably priced model someone can
recommend? Not more than $70, that’s the absolute limit of what I
have to spend right now. I really think the HF model is my best bet
for the short term, but I’m still taking comments…