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    Default Scratched effect, best tool for the job?

    hi,

    i am in the process of starting to make a range of silver jewellery with a scratched effect finish. I am currently using a scribe to do the scratching, this tends to take a while. Does anyone else use this effect? and what tool/s do you use to get good results.

    thanks

    Stuart

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    How deep do you want the scratching? For deep lines I'd use an onglette graver - like this (not mine, I hasten to add!):



    For less pronounced finishes, a frosting wheel might give you what you want?

    If you're using a scribe, I'm assuming that Scotchbrite isn't going to do the job.

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    My experience of frosting wheels is they produce irregular surface textures, rather than straight scratches, if that is what you are after.

    A rough grade of sandpaper might give you what you want.
    Lucinda

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    I'd have said a coarse Scotchbrite, but as Peter's pointed out, that might not be deep enough for what you want.

    I've also used a stiff wire brush with pretty good results.

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    thanks everyone. i have ordered a graver and also ordered a coarse scotchbrite both seem like they may do the job.

    thanks again

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    Love that piece you put up Peter -
    Who's work is it?
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    No idea! It's a silver foil covered copper habaki, no mention of who made it.

    1106gunto7

    This is more contemporary:

    KinMuku NiJu Mon Habaki 2 Piece Solid Gold Habaki

    ...but now I'm thread hijacking.

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    Lol I think the questions been answered though - and a little off topic on topic ramble never hurt anyone.
    Loving those Japanese Swords!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuranoSilver View Post
    Loving those Japanese Swords!
    Really ought to finish some of the ones I've got here - 2 commercial ones (bought before the "ban" came in) and 1 I forged. There's a lot of jewellery techniques go into making sword furniture.

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    Oooh CAN I FEEL ANOTHER Peter does fabulous creations post coming on??
    You know you want to
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