One of the aspects modeling in clay is finding the right tools, and for small and miniature work this can be a challenge. These day's I'm working exclusively with Polymer clay to create my figures, and use a variety of tools. I use brushes, and rubber tip clay pushers to soften forms, and smooth the surface of the figures I create, but the steel tools are still an important aspect to modeling a figure, and I don't think I could go without some of the tools I use. Through trial and error I discovered an economical way to customize metal tools, for use with any modeling medium. Here I will share this technique of sanding down,refining, and polishing tools to serve your needs as a sculptor. I have used this to refine both expensive, and inexpensive tools, and most of the steel tools I currently use have been customized in some way.
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