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    Halloween skull

    Not a welding pic . 14 ga Ss, polished shiny. Cut with plasma

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    Re: Halloween skull

    i like the idea. if you make another one, make it look angry with fangs and blood, lol.

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    Re: Halloween skull

    Nice, man, nice.

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    Oh yeah: Go Big Red! (You know: one of the 12 members of the Big 10 cuz we left the 10 members of the Big 12...)

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    Re: Halloween skull

    Nice job Eliot.

    How did you polish it?

    Just curious. I've done a lot of stainless (mostly guns) on a buffing wheel. Stainless just plain sucks to metal finish, no matter the method.

    You can color it nicely with a propane torch too.

    Looks real cool
    Clueless and perfectly satisfied with it....

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    I used 150, 220, 320, 400 then 600 sandpaper with a palm sanders. Then a sisel wheel with yellow compound then a denim wheel with white fine compound.. takes a while but it comes out nice

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    Miller mig 211
    Hypertherm pm 30
    Milwaukee 6230 14 inch chop saw
    Md 45 mag drill (RIP; fell on its head)
    New MD 45! Thanks to the esposa!
    Finally got an O/A setup

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    Re: Halloween skull

    Quote Originally Posted by Eliotmay@yahoo.com View Post
    I used 150, 220, 320, 400 then 600 sandpaper with a palm sanders. Then a sisel wheel with yellow compound then a denim wheel with white fine compound.. takes a while but it comes out nice

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    I have been using sisal wheels for a long time. I find they work very well for first step cutting using black emery compound. A very good #1 finish can be accomplished using just a sisal wheel & final polish out on a loose muslin buff with green compound.

    Of course, bench work with abrasives prior to wheel polishing is always a good idea.

    I dunno how big your polisher is. I used a Crapsman 8" bench grinder with buffing wheels on it for years before getting the 12" Baldor I have now. That little Crapsman grinder polished a LOT of guns & was a very cost effective little machine.

    Give that black compound a shot sometime. Getting your sisal wheel dressed out good before applying the compound is key.

    Finishes like the one shown here can be done with just two wheels, two compounds & good bench work prior to the wheel finishing. Post #6.

    http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php...ight=Polishing

    Looks real good Eliot. My early attempts at a mirror finish weren't as nice
    Clueless and perfectly satisfied with it....

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    Re: Halloween skull

    Thanx 7a749, I learned today that the scratches in the ss from the first pass with 120 can be buffed out nicely with a gator finishing disc from lowes. I use the medium for major scratches but mostly fine. I can then go right to 220 etc...these gator discs mount to a 4 1/2 inch angle grinder, needs backing pad. Big time saver!
    Miller diversion 165
    Miller mig 211
    Hypertherm pm 30
    Milwaukee 6230 14 inch chop saw
    Md 45 mag drill (RIP; fell on its head)
    New MD 45! Thanks to the esposa!
    Finally got an O/A setup

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