One thing that I'm sure of is the ground glass size, so just to "get started" thats the easiest place for me because 1 it's a fair amount of work, and 2 it's a finite shape thats not going to change based on anything else with the design, because it's core to the design. So there are plenty of tutorials on this, but this was my experience with it.
400 grit to start 600 grit to finish, and a 4x4 glass plate to use as the grinding block, wood block taped on to grip to (tape came off several times it was tedious for sure)
Getting started - 400 grit
creating a pile of grit carefully so as to not breathe it in, adding a puddle of water to this and covering the glass before starting the grinding is whats followed here. (Photo Credit: Sandra Gloystein)
Grinding.. Lots and lots of grinding
It seems endless.. and when your too tired to keep grinding you.. do more grinding. Circles in lines vertical and then horizontal was my personal approach just to keep things even. (Photo Credit: Sandra Gloystein)
When your too tired .. call in backup
Grind until you can't and then .. call in backup
Check the progress
Clean it up and dry out the glass and check the progress.. Still needs some more grinding. (Photo Credit: Sandra Gloystein)
It really seems endless.. (Photo Credit: Sandra Gloystein)
Progress! This is all 400 grit.. still need to finish it off with 600.
Checking the progress on a camera
Taking a quick peek through the Kodak View 1 8x10 cam just to see how it's looking.. not too shabby for a brutal afternoon and just 400 grit.