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Old 11-15-2008, 09:18 PM
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Default Fundamental Engraving Cuts

Are there stand-alone examples of each of the fundamental or standard cuts used in engraving somewhere in the forum?

In Tim Well's "A concise study in fine line shading" thread Joseph mentions curves, double and reverse curves and partial spirals.

While I can see what I believe to be the cuts Joseph is referring to in the examples shown, it isn't very clear which end each cut started from? It would be very helpful for me to see examples of the individual fundamental cuts.

Also, are there general guidelines about which direction to make the cuts?

Thanks ahead of time for any help anyone can give me on this!
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Default Re: Fundamental Engraving Cuts

There are videos of basic cuts here http://www.engravingschool.com/private/tut1.htm

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Also, are there general guidelines about which direction to make the cuts?
Generally it is easier to cut lines from shallow/narrow to deep/wide but it is sometimes nessary and easier to cut the other way around.
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Thanks Steve, I should have known to look there.
These videos were exactly what I was looking for.
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