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Metal

This section deals with all types of metal work, from blacksmithing to jewellery repairs.
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BLACKSMITHING

I have as yet, not had the time to write this chapter, however may I strongly recommend you read the following book on all matters regarding Blacksmithing and Wrought Iron, as it cover all related topics from where to get scrap metal to building a Forge and making the necessary tools.

BLACKSMITHING. The Art of,
ISBN 0-06-015225-7
Alex W. Bealer

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METAL POLISHING

Metal polishing is done with a buffer on a bench mounted motor, many people use an extension piece mounted on their bench grinder shaft on which differing buffs or rotating wire brushes fit, those are quickly interchangable.
For each different polishing compound one should use a differend buff so as not to mix the differend grades of compound.
A beginner is best to start with tripoli as his/her first foray in this polishing as it is the most versatile, later one can than aquier finer compounds, such as rouge, for gold or silver polishing.