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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:16 am 
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I spent a minute searching and found a couple old thread discussions. I had just joined C&F and remembered Denny posting the one of a kind engraved whistle. I do love the engraving and as I've said above engraving on museum pieces or for collectors/investors may be a matter of taste. There were pics that definitely got lost. I loved the discussions though! Missing them folks too.

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I found a couple more images from that same sterling silver D already posted:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:47 am 
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I don't see why there is any fuss about the engraving...

If you have one, you too can have it engraved - or not.

If it will put you off from buying it, then don't buy it.



It was discussed because Casey asked us to discuss it:

" I'm more interested in what people think about the engraving."

That whistle with the elegant hand-engraving winding its way around the finger-holes is beautiful.

I too have been following Casey's progress with his machine engraving and while it produces many beautiful patterns I'm just not much of a fan of machine engraving.

I think it's because I come from the Highland piping world where the mark of the finest bagpipes has been elegant hand engraving, at least since the mid-19th century.

CNC engraving has boomed in the Highland pipemaking world over the last 20 years or so, and many pipers hate it, while many other pipers think it looks fine. But for sure a strong preference exists for hand engraving.

I don't care for that particular pattern, and it took me a minute or two to figure out why: it resembles the braided hoses used on appliances and vehicles:

https://www.flexfithose.com/braided-sta ... processes/

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:18 am 
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Hah, maybe I didn't word it right...... ;)

I was just meaning that if you want engraving, have engraving, if not then don't worry about it. :)

I agree, it does look a bit like those armoured hoses. :D

Each to their own, it's all good. :thumbsup:

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Perhaps if we saw sample engravings on Generations, Feadógs, Clarkes, etc., some people might be inclined to obtain. Decorated whistles are around in the whistle world, and remember the BoHo Generation whistle? I didn't care for the whistle but enjoyed the decoration on a less expensive whistle.


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Just to be clear Richard: "Engine Turning" is a hand operated technique and is a lot different than CNC or Pantograph engraving, such as is used in the Trophy Industry. Its actually a technique used to decorate plain metal surfaces that evolved in the late 1500s as far as well can tell from pictures. Faberge used it to form the backgrounds in his eggs and its use in watches is widespread. I've seen Rudall and Rose flutes, as well as flutes by other makers that incorporate this type of engraving on the metal fittings as well. The machinery is entirely analog, motorless, and is entirely controlled by the human hand including the design considerations, etc.

I might go ahead and engrave a Generation C whistle this week if I have time. Leaving Thursday for Lark Camp and I'll be mostly offline here until the 12th.

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