Engine Turned Block Crosses

Engine Turning is a hand operated lathe or machine and requires great skill. Of the Victorian design, these machines have not been made since the 1960's. The principle is the reverse of hand engraving in some ways. The work is forced onto cutter which is fixed and sharpened in the same way as a hand held graver. So the work moves and the pattern is built up with a series of straight or wavy cuts depending on the plate pattern used. As the bed holding the work moves it follows the plate which is shaped, this profile shape is then copied onto the item being engine turned. If the plate is the same, the next to it is the same and so the pattern is created.
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  1. Sale 9ct Gold 25x15mm engine turned line border solid block Cross with cable Chain
  2. Sale Silver 30x18mm engine turned barley infill solid block Cross with a curb Chain
  3. Sale 9ct Gold 20x12mm engine turned lined border solid block Cross with a cable Chain
  4. Sale 9ct Gold 40x25mm engine turned line border solid block Cross with a curb Chain
  5. Sale 9ct Gold 40x25mm engine turned barley infill solid block Cross with a curb Chain
  6. Sale Silver 40x25mm engine turned line border solid block Cross with a cable Chain
  7. Sale Silver 40x25mm engine turned centre square solid block Cross with a curb Chain
  8. Sale Silver 40x25mm engine turned barley infill solid block Cross with a cable Chain
  9. Sale 9ct Gold 40x24mm engine turned line border solid block Cross with a spiga Chain
  10. Sale Silver 40x24mm engine turned line border solid block Cross with a curb Chain
  11. Sale 9ct Gold 30x18mm engine turned line border solid block Cross with belcher Chain
  12. Sale 9ct Gold 30x18mm engine turned barley infill solid block Cross with belcher Chain
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