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Old August 20th 03, 03:01 AM
Moonraker
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Default polishing scratches from art glass???

If you can feel the scratches with your fingernail, it's likely not going to
be able to be polished out, especially if it is already in a panel. If you
still have the loose piece, you might could take it through the steps of
beveling, i.e.; roughing, smoothing, pre-polish and final polish. You'll
have to grind the surrounding area down "level" with the bottom of the
scratch you made, then smooth and polish it. I think you'll find it more
trouble than it's worth. JavaHut who posts here regularly would be more
likely to know the exact techniques. Maybe he'll post you an answer?




"Boner the Cat" wrote in message
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HI,

I need to polish some small scratches from artglass, caused when the

dremel
walked while drilling hole.

these do not appear to be deep and are only 2-3 inches long. don't have a
lot just the occasional but don't want to throw out the pieces of glass.

any suggestion?

any type of polishing wheel for the Dremel.

thks http://www.Starpath-designs.com

bg





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Old August 20th 03, 04:56 AM
Javahut
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Waste of time, unless it is absolutely irreplaceable, then money better be
no object


"Moonraker" wrote in message
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If you can feel the scratches with your fingernail, it's likely not going

to
be able to be polished out, especially if it is already in a panel. If

you
still have the loose piece, you might could take it through the steps of
beveling, i.e.; roughing, smoothing, pre-polish and final polish.

You'll
have to grind the surrounding area down "level" with the bottom of the
scratch you made, then smooth and polish it. I think you'll find it more
trouble than it's worth. JavaHut who posts here regularly would be more
likely to know the exact techniques. Maybe he'll post you an answer?




"Boner the Cat" wrote in message
om...
HI,

I need to polish some small scratches from artglass, caused when the

dremel
walked while drilling hole.

these do not appear to be deep and are only 2-3 inches long. don't have

a
lot just the occasional but don't want to throw out the pieces of glass.

any suggestion?

any type of polishing wheel for the Dremel.

thks http://www.Starpath-designs.com

bg





--
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that

counts
can be counted. "
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)







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Old August 20th 03, 05:11 AM
Javahut
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I need to polish some small scratches from artglass, caused when the
dremel
walked while drilling hole.

these do not appear to be deep and are only 2-3 inches long. don't have

a
lot just the occasional but don't want to throw out the pieces of glass.

any suggestion?

any type of polishing wheel for the Dremel.

thks http://www.Starpath-designs.com



OK, just went to your web page, and now I see the kind of stuff you are
doing and see how the drill could walk when you are doing things.

If that happens you might consider a couple of things.....

First, how to prevent it, #1 and foremost, use a good drill, I suggest
those sold by CR Laurence, they have some good ones that are bonded and have
little "teeth" in the initial cutting edge, AND they have some little bits
called riffle bits, at least they used to. and #2, start the cut at a steep
angle, 45 degrees? and as you drill straighten it up. Prevents walking,
hopefully. But you probably knew that looks like you have done alot of
holes, but maybe some folks haven't.


and now for those pesky scratches, get a small engraving tool and add to
them as an engraved design!! Can't get rid of them, might as well add to
them, embellish the design so it looks like you did it on purpose!!


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Old August 20th 03, 07:08 AM
nJb
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Javahut wrote:

I need to polish some small scratches from artglass, caused when the

dremel
walked while drilling hole.

these do not appear to be deep and are only 2-3 inches long. don't have

a
lot just the occasional but don't want to throw out the pieces of glass.

any suggestion?

any type of polishing wheel for the Dremel.

thks http://www.Starpath-designs.com


OK, just went to your web page, and now I see the kind of stuff you are
doing and see how the drill could walk when you are doing things.

If that happens you might consider a couple of things.....

First, how to prevent it, #1 and foremost, use a good drill, I suggest
those sold by CR Laurence, they have some good ones that are bonded and have
little "teeth" in the initial cutting edge, AND they have some little bits
called riffle bits, at least they used to. and #2, start the cut at a steep
angle, 45 degrees? and as you drill straighten it up. Prevents walking,
hopefully. But you probably knew that looks like you have done alot of
holes, but maybe some folks haven't.

and now for those pesky scratches, get a small engraving tool and add to
them as an engraved design!! Can't get rid of them, might as well add to
them, embellish the design so it looks like you did it on purpose!!


Javahut,

Try not to turn all of your kilns on at once. Wreaks havoc on the power
grids.
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Jack
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Old August 20th 03, 12:30 PM
Michele Blank
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see you at the Daisy!! I'm on A -loop, where are you? michele

"Boner the Cat" wrote in message
om...
HI,

I need to polish some small scratches from artglass, caused when the

dremel
walked while drilling hole.

these do not appear to be deep and are only 2-3 inches long. don't have a
lot just the occasional but don't want to throw out the pieces of glass.

any suggestion?

any type of polishing wheel for the Dremel.

thks http://www.Starpath-designs.com

bg





--
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts
can be counted. "
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)




 




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