Engraving Laminate Samples (HC721)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Engraving Laminate Samples

Date

1984

Materials and techniques

Laser Cut
Cut and engraved with a pantograph
Linished
Bevelled
Polished
Sheets of laminate

Dimensions

length (box):  16.3cm
width (box):  11.1cm
depth (box):  5.6cm

Object number

HC721

Category

Maker's statement

The shapes are cut by laser from sheets of laminate measuring 10' x 4' in various colours. Some shapes are cut and engraved with a pantograph, some are cut and engraved by hand. The shapes are linished to remove the burnt edge from the laser and the chipped edge from cutting. The edges are then bevelled on the linisher and polished.

Using templates which have been worked out before and made up by hand in a different material to keep them separated, holes are drilled in the shapes. They are then assembled with glue or nylon according to the designs. The jewellery findings are glued on to the back of the pieces and then they are carefully polished and packed.