I am working on some mélongs for two friends. They will be used as part of their buddhist practices.
People often think that the last jobs- engraving and polishing- are the end but this is when one slip of a graver or some poor concentration when polishing can almost ruin a good piece.
I still need to increase the doming as well as engraving two circles that go around each mélongs. I will also have to add 4 sets of three small circles on each. Quite a way to go.
When the metal work is complete then a cho-phen (reality flag or tail) is attached.