Another very neat snuff box Monk! Hey you are lucky?? My wife dont tie me up just locks me,the dog and cat in the closet in the mornings when she leaves for work,think thats why my photo came out a little fuzzy!
Hey monk .... those horizontal lines look great. Gives that lettering old-timey character.
You just gotta clean up those scribe lines a bit. Hit it with some 2000 grit then a soft buffing wheel. The buffing wheel can be tricky with small stuff ... I've bounced a few things at "buffer speed" off three walls including the ceiling. Dunno ... just can't seem to break past that 3 wall bounce.
Some Norton 4/0 paper and a little silver/brass polish will do just fine by hand.
i'll try to do a closeup. the rope effect is done with a #39 flat, using power.start with the tool almost straight up, and move it forward. as you're cutting forward, roll the tool over maybe 2/3 of its' width, then roll back till it is almost straight up. continue doing this cut without interruption if you can. as the tool goes forward you constantly roll it back ant forth. very easy to do.
as for buffing, i don't own a buffer. but i might give this a try.i mean the hand way. chris where do you buy 2k grit paper ?
Thanks for that info Monk, I'm gonna try it. When I ordered my gravers and sharpening stones I also got an assortment of emery cloth and paper. The finest I have is a Norton o2 paper and 1500 grit silicon carbide. I got it from Cronite they showed a large selection. The 2o polishes brass by hand.