Polishing the Stainless Steel strips; Out-take.
The surface of most metals as they come from the rolling mills have a myriad of tiny pits and troughs which need to be removed before the metal is buffed on the polishing mop. Normally this is done using progressively finer grades of abrasive belts on a belt sander (linisher in engineering speak).
I couldn’t get any ready polished stainless steel so had to do this job myself. The strips for the playing surface were 12mm wide by 3mm thick by 1 metre long and the surface was quite badly marked so I decided to start off with a run on the linisher. Unfortunately, I allowed the strip to run under the stop at the end of the belt and the stop gave sufficient down pressure on the strip for the belt to drive it through the Georgian wired glass panel at about 20mph and propel it nearly 10 meters across the garden. The resulting rectangular hole in the glass is only 2mm larger than the strip.
I suppose I should now say ‘Don’t try this at home’
Or perhaps this photo should be ‘Spot the Deliberate Mistake’
Answer: Don’t put the linisher in front of a window.