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    Can anyone please explain how this is done. Gold leaf or inlay thanks

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    I expect both are used Dave. In Alain's '12 GM class we used wire.
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    Thanks Mr TOS

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    Man i cant see the image

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    Carlos, is this what you're wanting to see?

    This is the start of the background inlay. I used a scribe to scratch in an undercut around each background area then a small chisel to kick up lines of teeth. I found I liked the look much better if the gold was shaded with stipple shading.
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    Sam, I am looking forward to seeing this finished product! But then again all of your work amazes me. Awesome!

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    Here's some background shading that Sam mentioned.


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    Phil, That work is amazing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave London View Post
    Can anyone please explain how this is done. Gold leaf or inlay thanks
    Good morning Dave,
    There is an excellent post on this subject in the "Tips Archive."
    It is titled Gold Inlay by Alain Lovenberg.
    Even has diagrams of his methods and the tools used.
    Best of luck with your research.
    John B.


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    Amazing sculpture and line work shading of the gold background.
    Thank you for sharing it Phil.
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