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Old 08-30-2007, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: Stevens Rifle; Q on this border work

Hi Kurt,

I would call This a version of the "nick and dot" border.

I would cut that border in the following way. Engrave a single line border. go back with the flat graver and make the chip cuts. Cut smaller chip cuts, spaced apart, to form the inner line.

I make the chips cuts with a flat graver, setting one point/edge on the line. I tap a few times, raising the angle up, the tap a few more times, bringing the graver down to a shallow angle very quickly, then bringing it out of the metal.

HTH

Tom
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