Just curious about what ya'll think is the best thing you've learned
during the past year.
For me there are so many things I've learned on this newsgroup that I
couldn't pick just one -- but there is one thing I learned all by
I've found a new way to smooth out the lumps and bumps on eggs,
vessels, and other shapes that I want completely smooth. I have a
double-wheeled bench grinder, one wheel of which I use for buffing. I
learned you can use the grinding stone, too (probably others already
do this, but it was serendipitous for me)! It makes smoothing a
breeze--much easier than using a file or coarse sand paper!
Conclusion: Laziness leads to resourcefulness (?) :-)
So what's your Best Tip?
Warning: Make sure you are awake and completely "with it" when you go
to buff your items. I had one item ground, sanded through all the
stages, steel wooled, and ready to buff for the final shine. So what
do I do? I sleepily go to the wrong end of the bench grinder and
carve a big groove in it. Eeeek! It'll never be the same.
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