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Old 09-22-2009, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: Gold inlay script and block lettering on a custom rifle

Hi Chris, Great work! I'm curious about the "bump" pattern I see on the edges of the inlay area. I can see that there is basically a straight edge but the bumps make me wonder how you end up with a straight edge starting with the bump pattern of raised undercuts. Are those bumps where you take the flat tool and punch intermittent undercuts just at those points? I haven't tried this approach and am curious why you don't start with a consistently pushed up edge. My instincts would tell me this could cause a bumpy finished edge but I see that is not the case. Very curious about the exact details of that bumpy edge pattern and how it finishes so clean. I know with stone setting that starting clean means you'll end up clean but the bump pattern seems to defy this theory. Thanks, Jim
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