Bronze: Cold Working Part 2

Having achieved a uniform finish on the bronze, I began to sand the surface with wet and dry to eliminate the scratch marks made by the sanding attachment on the air tool. I partly submerged the bronze in water and then sanded the surface, ensuring the sandpaper had enough water to efficiently sand down the metal. Once the surfaces were smooth and relatively scratch free, I went over it with a wire brush attachment to further even them out and help eliminate tiny scratches made by the wet and dry.

I then took the piece onto the hard buffing wheel and buffed up the surfaces removing any remaining scratches and giving the surface a shine using wax. Finally, I went onto the soft buffing wheel which took off any excess wax from the surface and gave the bronze that mirror polish finish I was after.

 

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