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Gold Overlay

The completed rows.
The next set of rows are cut into the first rows. This creates a diamond pattern of teeth.
Completed teeth are very similar to the teeth on a file, and have dozens of undercut areas which lock the gold into place. Be careful not to get debri in the teeth as it's very difficult to remove.
A small brass punch with textured face easily drives the gold into the jagged teeth. The outside edges are set first, then the middle. This keeps the gold from crawling as it's attached. The gold must be dead soft before overlaying.

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