I'm tired of abrading or burning my fingers from trying to hold
onto tiny bezels when I'm cleaning them up!
Dear Beth, I don't know if this will help you, but I have been using
a small tapered mandrel which I can chuck into the handpiece ( I
have made several sizes for different diameter bezels). These are
made of wood and generally are slotted lengthwise 1/3 to 1/2. The
split allows me to place a small wedge into the slot to keep the
bottomless bezel on the mandrel while I spin it and clean up the
bezel with progressively finer sandpaper sticks (or files).
I also have developed a technique to finish a cup bezel which is
rather simple and if this is of any interest to you I'd gladly post
my method either directly to you or via the Orchid digest.
You can also try this out without any construction on your part by
obtaining a slotted wood mandrel (very inexpensive) which is tapered
and intended for use with various grits of strips of abrasive paper.
This is designed to be threaded on the tapered mandrel of a
polishing motor and will "accept" different size open ended bezels.
If any of this is unclear please feel free to contact me directly.