posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 10:52 AM
reply to post by Gazrok
Oh, I would totally agree with you, that if you have access to the right tools, like a bench mounted wire brush, and a bench mounted buffer wheel, you
could work virtually any metal surface until it was shiny enough to shave in. That is all very well and good, and I know that dremmel tools are
marvelous bits of kit to have lying around the place, mostly because of their versatility. But in any scenario which involves a lack of access to
electronic hardware, those methods will fall down faster than a lead balloon!
Using the methods I describe, you can achieve a workable finish using only pretty basic supplies, and no power what so ever.
To be honest, I wish I had a bigger workshop, with more bench space, more tools, and a modest forge out the back, and a three dimensional metal
printer, the list goes on. But I think that you sometimes have to work with what you have available, instead of wishing you had a tool that you have
no hope of laying a hand on!
Regarding bench grinder machines, we have one, but both sides carry stone wheels, that we use for grinding the excess
off keys that we have cut, and we do not have a buffer wheel!