[li]Yesterday this neat thing arrived at my place:
Quite a hefty piece of a shaver, the size is that of a DA! The image, due to the particular method, is highly detailed (actually overdetailed I would say), when you hold it it really looks hardly used. If it was not for this damaged edge at the point. Since my Dremel is on its way, :w00t: :thumbup: do you think I'll be able to handle this chip? It's a full hollow blade.
[li]Another question about Dremel - will I be able to correct the DA spine problem with it?[/li]
[li]Compressed air as a cooling agent? It occured to me when I was recently cleaning my keyboard - Ray mentioned serious possible problems with overheating hollow blades during polishing. When you hold the can upwards it spits out a stream of liquid air, which really cools down everything it covers. Of course it evaporates in seconds, sou you're left with dry, cold surface (dry as long as air moisture doesn't condense, or even freeze - temps get really low this way!).[/li]
[li]Pinning / re-pinning. A while ago I decided to tighten a pin in my Solingen SiGi. I applied insulation tape to the scales around the pin to avoid damaging them if I missed the pin with the hammer. When I was done I removed the tape, unfortunately together with the outermost layer of the scales! :scared: It must have been lying in the sunlight, or maybe is just plain old. I guess it's much better to use paper masking tape, the same you use during painting. It has much weaker glue, I tested it yesterday. Or you might want to use some alcohol to weaken the glue prior to removing the tape, although it will probably turn glue into sticky, messy goo. [/li]