Friday, March 14, 2008

more of the new brooch in progress

After I finished the outline of the piece I started grinding it to make it sort of domed. I use a rotary tool with 1/2" cylinder bur.

The blue stuff that is on the piece in almost every photo is layout fluid. It makes scribed lines show up better, and afer I have done a lot of grinding it makes it easier to see what I am doing.

I like to scribe lines around the piece and grind away one area at a time. The layout fluid makes it easier to see that I am staying the the area I designated to grind.

In this photo I am almost finished. The next step is to lightly grind the piece all over and make sure is has a smooth contour.

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