All great advice and thank you all!
I did not know this but another contributing factor is my choice of material. I had not even considered it until it was pointed out.
But this grade steel, aside from finish, is a great option for what the final pc is to be and process to finish it.
Another bonus I also hadn't considered is the ruff finish adds friction and grip. It being hidden and only seen when I install it, am liking it as an option. Although I will be experimenting with other raw materials. But I ramble.
Again and I mean it, all great advice and thank you all!
Man, this stuff is a blast!