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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 09-10-2021 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hobbyist Engine-Turning/Jeweling

Automotive hobbyists make their metal parts more attractive by using a decorating technique they call Engine-Turning/Jeweling. In the video below you will see its fairly simple to do.

I am wondering if anyone has ever tried to fix up unattractive silver using this hobbyist technique?

Hobbyist Engine-Turning/Jeweling video

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iconnumber posted 09-12-2021 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, but I've seen a few pieces ruined by people (and dealers) trying to.

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iconnumber posted 09-14-2021 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the related field of ceramics, potters designed and made objects using engine turning. Donald Carpentier recreated the tools necessary to make ceramics in the same way the Josiah Wedgwood did in the 1700s. This link shows the process he used. Engine Turned Pottery on a 1768 Style Potters Lathe Designed by Wedgwood
I suspect that silver smiths had similar tools to accomplish the cutting of their silver.

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Very interesting ahwt! Thanks for sharing.

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iconnumber posted 09-15-2021 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you search the Silver Salon Forums for Engine Turning you'll find several threads/posts. For example: Engine turned designs

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