Burnishing

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burnishing

(from the article `pottery`) When the clay used in early pottery was exceptionally fine, it was sometimes polished or burnished after firing. Such pottery—dating back to 6500 and ...
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Burnishing

[metal] Burnishing is the plastic deformation of a surface due to sliding contact with another object. Visually, burnishing smears the texture of a rough surface and makes it shinier. Burnishing may occur on any sliding surface if the contact stress locally exceeds the yield strength of the material. ==Mechanics== To understand burnishing, ...
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Burnishing

[pottery] Burnishing is a form of pottery treatment in which the surface of the pot is polished, using a hard smooth surface such as a wooden or bone spatula, smooth stones, plastic, or even glass bulbs, while it still is in a leathery `green` state, i.e., before firing. After firing, the surface is extremely shiny. Often the whole outer su...
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Burnishing

A method of engraving on metal that allows for wider line widths than diamond engraving without having to rout deeply into the material. It is a surface technique generally done on coated metals such as lacquered brass. A faceted, rotating tool called a burnisher removes the lacquer coating and exposes the bare metal.
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Burnishing

Creating a polished finish on paper by rubbing with stone or hand smoothing a surface.
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Burnishing

Developing a smooth finish on a metal by tumbling or rubbing with a polished hand tool.
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Burnishing

Polishing by friction. In woodturning this is usually carried out by holding a handful of shavings against the revolving workpiece. The shavings should come from the work being burnished.
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Burnishing

Rubbing a surface with stone or a hard implement condensing the surface and creating a reflective surface. In gilding, rubbing the clay and/gold surface with a hound's tooth, agate or hematite stone. Burnishing a water-gilt surface produces the most reflective gold surface possible. Burnishing is often employed selectively to enhance decoration by ...
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Burnishing

Shiny areas on a painted surface achieved by rubbing or washing the surface.
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burnishing

Shiny or lustrous spots on a paint surface caused by rubbing.
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burnishing

Shiny or lustrous spots on a paint surface caused by rubbing.
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burnishing

The act of rubbing greenware (clay) with any smooth tool to polish it, and tighten the surface.
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Burnishing

The process of finishing a metal surface by contact with another harder metal to improve it. To make smooth or glossy by or as if by rubbing; polish.
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Burnishing

The process of finishing a metal surface by contact with another harder metal to improve it. To make
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Burnishing

The technique whereby gold or silver is brought to a high finish by rubbing the surface with a hard smooth object such as agate or other hardstone, a dog's tooth (presumably removed from the dog) or very high grade steel.
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