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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2012, 05:24:51 AM »

Can I ask you all, do any of these tools or the grit method leave the inside of the bead smooth or polished? I use a manual reamer mostly but also have a set of diamond bits which I've tried with my dremmel type tools but still get an etched look inside the bead. I've just started doing some underwater beads from Margaret Lockwoods tutorial and it would be great to eliminate the white hole marks down the centres. Many thanks.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2012, 05:41:55 AM »

Due to the nature of what goes on inside the bead, I doubt you would ever get an 'unetched' look of some degree, but the small video on the link that Miriam put up shows the expensive reamer giving a better job than most. Maybe.

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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2012, 05:58:28 AM »

Someone, somewhere suggested putting a dab of clear nail polish inside if you want to get rid of the white etched look  on the core.  Not tried it, but sounds possible, if fiddly.
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2012, 06:03:26 AM »

To get polished - absolutely no mark centres, work down grits finishing with cerium oxide, tis easy just hard work!
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2012, 03:06:14 PM »

Thanks peeps. Shall do a bit more lookng into.
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