Friday, September 2, 2011
MAKING A SILVER INGOT AT HOME : FINISHING
There are 6 steps to finish and polish your homemade silver bar. Step 1: Sand the bar with 150 grit sandpaper Step 2: Sand the bar with 220 grit sandpaper Step 3: Buff with 0000 fine steel wool Step 4: Stamp the bar with a steel punch/stamping set Step 5: Tumle the bar with steel BB's for 3-5 hours Step 6: Polish with a cloth wheel and polishing compound The bar in this video weighs 90 grams (2.89 troy ounces) .I filmed the most important part...the tumbling. Everything else was simple enough to just explain....and because I only have this 1 bar, I couldn't actually do it over again for the video. If someone needs a visual demonstration on how to use a piece of sandpaper or a stamp set & hammer then I really can't help them. You can tumble any shape you want to polish. If the piece is very detailed you may need more than just bb's though to get into all the small crevices and areas. .