Copper-wheel engraving

Copper-wheel engraving

Copper-wheel engraving

A technique of decorating the surface of an object. Copper disks (wheels) of various sizes and rim profiles are rotated on a spindle. An abrasive such as Carborundum (in the past, emery was frequently used), mixed with oil, is applied to the edge of the wheel. The wheel presses the abrasive against the glass so that it removes the surface by grinding.

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Copper wheel engraving
Copper-wheel engraved
Copper wheel engraved
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