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Gold Inlay

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I apologize for the rough drawing.  This was done quickly for someone on the phone and I thought
it might suffice for a while until I have a chance to make nicer drawings. 

If the design will have any background recessed do this work after the gold inlays are in and sanded/polished flush. If a glass bead blasting texture is used on any of the surfaces do this just before the shading.  Shading work is always the last step. Once shading is finished the piece is finished. DO NOT sand and polish over your shading work. It will take away from the gray tones you were trying to achieve while shading and also round the edges of the cuts.  If there are burs standing up in the engraving or shading cuts removed them with the graver, not sandpaper or a buffer.  After the shading is complete look for burs by wiping a tissue over the surface. Tissue lint will hang up on any burs and you may then go under the scope and remove them with the graver. 

For the larger sheet gold inlays, under cut the edges of the pocket and raise some teeth in the center to prevent the gold from bowing up in the middle.

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