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brandenjg

Any ideas what metal effect this is?

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Hi everyone

I'm trying to find the name for the type of metal effect in the photo attached. I've tried many variations on google and managed to stumble upon only 1 picture of what I'm after.

I'm hoping to get a vinyl version for the boat floor as the "rotproof" carpet i originally used has now ... rotted :(

Thanks in advance

Branden

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Mike is correct it is called Engine Turned, it was put on the top of the range tools, for example it was put on the Norris cast hand planes.

Regards

Alan

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We used to do this when I was at tech college in the early 60s.

Use a small length of wooden dowel to fit in an electric drill and

coat the end with grinding paste. When done on stainless steel

or the like, it looks great, but must be held still whilst the drill

is in motion.

Not good on carpeting or flooring though... :o

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As well as creating the effect fairly easily as already described on here, you can buy aluminium plate already finished that way, as shown in this google image search:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=engine ... 39&bih=729

If you're thinking of it for flooring though, I think "checker plate" would be more hard wearing, and non-slip too:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&bi ... KgZVZmWyqI

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