oh my gosh, a “Pencil” those are the years before Bill Gates came
around. You can still use a pencil in the diamond setting trade,
where? get a 4B thick leaded pencil, and rub it along the “4/0
polishing paper” and leave no area untouched. why?
from this little simple method you are NOW filling up the pores of
the paper with graphite. This graphite on the 4/0 polishing paper is
now deemed to be a 6/0 graded paper.
Why buy more paper if you can transform 4/0 into a 6/0 sheet So what
do you do with this newer paper? keep polishing the backs of your #39
or #40 flat sticks, or the “right-sided” hand-cut angles of your #2
onglettes that is totally used to bright-cutting. I use this method
religiously in maintaining the high polished surface.
I also use a #2 emery paper for the first initial steel graver
sanding, then a #2 emery paper, then a 2/0 polishing, then the mighty
4/0 polishing, and now our “newer friend”.
when you are using the fine and soft rubbing on the ‘pencil’ do not
apply too much downward pressure, just a light rubbing will suffice,
you’ve done all the work prior to this.
Always remember that a highly-polished graver surface will then be
passed over to the gold cutting surface. So enjoy the newer uses of a
pencil…:>) “Gerry, the cyber-setter !” “www.gemzdiamondsetting.com”