Surface quality test

Published June 15, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

I look at the reflection of the window in the enamel. Here it's quite sharp. The enamel-on-steel has this slightly ripply effect which, for example, enamel-on-copper doesn't have. The enamel-on-copper is completely smooth. I don't know if there's any way to eliminate this effect, it's minor really, but I tried adding more enamel, grinding, and so on but it always came back with this ripply surface.

Of the eight ellipse that I made I've got four that are flat and have a perfect surface, with no bubbles, cracks or other defects. So I've still got some way to go in perfecting this technique!

Surface quality test

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Trying to fill bubble holes Making elliptical enamel plaques Checking for bowing