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Dies

TO MAKE A DIE WE FIRST NEED AN IMAGE

WE NOW ASK WHAT IS THE DIE TO BE USED ON IN THIS CASE IT WAS TO PYRO EMBOSS IN SOFT LEATHER

With this amount of detail the designs integrity would be lost

IMAGE TRANSFERED BY HAND

The image is now marked out by hand on brass a good material for this type of embossing

THE DIE MACHINED

The die is machine engraved at a depth of 5mm to avoid any back ground contamination

DIE WITH INK IMPRESSION

After machine engraving the die is dressed and hand cut with fine detailing

  This was real pleasure to make a steel cutter for the front pieces on this beautiful Harpsichord hand made by Huw Saunders  An example of fine detail that on a good day can be achieved by hand and eye