The step 14 is in reference to the steps on this page, http://www.kintugi.com/kintsugi-at-a-glance-quick-guide-to-kintsugi/
This video shows application of an overcoat of lacquer prior to polishing of the metal.
Here are two pieces I am working on.
The vase is Versace with gold leaf over the glaze and the whole thing is very soft.
The other is a yobitsugi piece from Karatsu. Yobitsugi means 2 pieces that are not the same piece joined to make 1.
On both of them I am at the stage of applying black and sanding.
The step 16 is in reference to the steps on this page, http://www.kintugi.com/kintsugi-at-a-glance-quick-guide-to-kintsugi/
These are photos of partially polished gold. They have all been gone over with high quality, Japanese made lacquer. The ‘keshi’, fine powder, shows the least benefit from polishing. In fact, it appears less pleasing than the unpolished gold. Number 3 and Number 5 show a lot of the top of the particles being sanded down and forming into a smooth surface. I took the extreme closeups with a digital microscope.
Here are 3 close up photos of 3 types of gold. I took the photos with a digital microscope. The gold marked ‘k’ is a powder, the finest gold used for kintsugi. The one marked #3 is a round grind as is the one marked #5. The mesh size gets larger as the number gets larger. These are all unpolished. I will post photos after I polish them.
I made these 2 videos during a private workshop for the person. She asked they be posted to Youtube since the file size is too large to send.