Well, the great metalworking adventure is about ready to begin!
My first project is to cut some copper pipe into rings and then
turn them into fabulous works of art using various filing,
finishing, polishing, and patinating techinques. I will be doing
everything by hand, due to budget constraints and the fact that I
firmly believe that machines that allow you to work faster also
allow you to screw up faster. So without further ado, here are my
questions for the group: Does anyone have any advice on
polishing compounds, grits of sandpaper, etc? Also what progression
of grits/compounds should I use for different effects? What are
some patinating techniques I should try? Any other sage words I
should hear before beginning this little adventure?
Thank you very much for your advice and inspiration.
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164