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Old 06-04-2008, 06:23 AM
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Default Re: An Engraving Puzzle

Mike

Incredible work!

I have one question about the finished piece.

In the beginning you cut the cavities and inlaid each piece. At the end you relieved the area around the inlaid piece to make it stand out more.

Did you relieve all the way up to the inlays or did you leave a bit of an outline so you still had something holding down the edge? It looked like you had a great array of teeth under the inlays so you probably don't need the edge holding but I'm curious. I'm guessing that after having been in a cavity by the time you carve away the metal from the outside the inlay is so well fused that there's no edge / little danger of it being able to be pried up from the side.
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