Over the last weekend I cleaned up and polished my first button for the cushion cover. I cut off the spru from the casting process and then drilled the holes that had closed up. I used my small jewellers archimedes drill to make the holes. I probably should have used an electric drill however this is what I had to hand. As the metal was so thick I ended up getting blisters on my thumb and fingers. This is a good example of using the correct tools for the job that would have less stress on the human body.
I used my jewellers saw to cut out the holes to shape and the filed these down.