Wendy Continues...STEP 6: Generating your Burl Swirl Pattern
|Lay panel down on a clear flat working surface...aluminum side facing up. Lay paper template with 1/8 inch guide marks facing up onto panel making sure all edges align and are flush. Slide template back from an edge of Flite-Metal panel 1/16 of an inch and transfer guide marks onto . With a sharp pencil place point onto surface of covered panel at each guide mark and give it a twist between your thumb and index finger with minimum pressure. A dimple will be formed on the aluminum surface.|
will not only provide parallel guide marks on the metal panel, it also
makes scale looking rivets. Using a steel or aluminum ruler/scale, lay
it across metal panel along first row of 1/8" guide marks.
are three images of hand held electric erasers. The price of these range
from $40 to $100 and can be found at Office Depot stores. An elongated
eraser is inserted into the barrel of the device. It is little more than a
lower rpm electric motor with a hand grip. Pressing the trigger or switch
on side of the barrel will start the rotation of the eraser material.
Eraser material has a flat end which is placed onto the 1/8th inch guide
mark. Abrasion of eraser against
surface creates burl-swirl.