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Old 12-16-2008, 05:38 AM
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Default Re: Western Bright Cut Tutorial

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First, Welcome To the Forum!

Now then.

A bright cut graver is pretty much like a regular graver except you polish the face / heels to get them very smooth so you get a well.... bright cut.

Other than that it's pretty much a stylistic thing of making cuts that make good use of the very smooth, very bright cuts.

Look at your graver and a cut from it under very high magnification. You'll probably see some roughness - nothing major just enough to give you some fine lines on the sides of the cut.

Now resharpen the graver and continue up through a polishing stage (ceramic lap + maybe some diamond spray is the general way).

Now you should have a very smooth graver that gives mirror bright cuts.
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