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Engraving \ Wood Checkering \ Jeweling

An engine-turned finish on selected parts can considerably add to the appearance and value of a firearm. Frequently known as Jeweling or Damascening (after the ornamentation found on old Damascus blades), engine turning imparts a rich finish.

Jeweling is an abrasive process in which a stiff paste of oil and emery flour is applied to the part. A small, circular polishing head running at medium speed is then brought into contact with the surface. The amount of pressure applied and duration of contact depends largely on the surface, metal, and type of polishing head used.