The gilded cannonball is ready. It’s so cool I made myself one too, to carry on me. Artists need gold-leafed 6lb cast iron spheres so often!
This is not about cannonball gilding at all. I showed a friend a photo from the process of making his Christmas Present and he said he was in need of a cannonball, so that’s my code name for this. I have pictures of it being polished as well. But, as there’s a chance he might see this before Christmas, let me just say that the gilding powder picture came out badly.