Friday, August 3, 2012
So I think I have settled on the final finish for this thing. Here is what I did....The sprues were cut off from the casting. Then the edge of the coin was polished with a rubberized abrasive wheel. Then it was bead blasted. Then it was darkened. Then it was brass brushed with dove dish soap. Then it was rubbed with a abrasive pad to bring out the highlights. They all have little doodads here and there (pits,slugs,flashing and seams showing) but over all I am VERY happy with it. I finished 30 of them and now I have 70 left to do. I am lucky enough to have a few folks helping. Lynn Batchelder and my wife to name a few.
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