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Old 10-24-2012, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: Gold inlay script and block lettering on a custom rifle

Thank-you guys ... it was a fun challenge. The tough part isn't the inlay itself, it's relieving between the letters and a 70 degree V graver fit nicely. It is also a good idea to wait a few hours after the morning coffee and those 5 hour energy drinks are definitely out of the question.

Chris, the Moldmaker stones work well on curved or shaped surfaces and softer metals. I find the Moldmaker Plus and anything that rapidly breaks down to be too soft and tends to scallop the gold like paper does. The stone I use most is the 600 grit, white oil treated ... Gesswien part number 435-5604. They've also added 800 and 1200 grit which are on my purchase list. A very light oil like honing oil is all you need ... kerosene if you don't mind the smell. I would buy a variety of the oil treated grits in the 1/2" width and grab a few of the Moldmaker in 600 grit and up.
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