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.


 I filed and sanded the back of the piece taking it up to a high polish.



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