Graviereisen

English translation: burin (palm tool)

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German term or phrase:Graviereisen
English translation:burin (palm tool)
Entered by: Janet Muehlbacher

19:02 May 13, 2020
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / gilding tools
German term or phrase: Graviereisen
from a website on gilding with gold leaf

"Vergolderwerkzeug reicht vom Graviereisen bis zur Werkzeugtasche"

it looks like this:

https://www.boesner.at/veredelungstechniken/vergoldung-1/gra...

thanks in advance!
Janet Muehlbacher
Local time: 20:29
burin (palm tool)
Explanation:
They are burins or palm tools. See here: https://woodcarving-tools.com/collections/palm-tools

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Note added at 10 mins (2020-05-13 19:12:37 GMT)
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On reflection, my question is what is being gilded? Are the tools for working wood that is subsequently gilded? If so, this answer is fine.

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Note added at 1 hr (2020-05-13 20:43:57 GMT)
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This explains the process reasonably well: "Traditional engraving, by burin or with the use of machines, continues to be practised by goldsmiths, glass engravers, gunsmiths and others," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engraving

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Note added at 22 hrs (2020-05-14 17:56:29 GMT)
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Here is another link you might find useful: http://www.theconservationcenter.com/articles/2017/11/27/wha... If the material being worked is gesso, then “gesso carving hook” is probably more appropriate. You will know from your source text, I presume, which materials apply. The décor of old theatres and opera houses was made of a variety of materials. Anyway, I’m sure you know this ;-) Just appending it for future visitors as much as anyone.
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Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:29
Grading comment
thanks Helen for the rapid reply, also to all the others kind enough to reply; I suppose it is a carving tool, but this fits the context best.
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4 +5burin (palm tool)
Helen Shiner
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wood engraving burin
Kim Metzger

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burin (palm tool)


Explanation:
They are burins or palm tools. See here: https://woodcarving-tools.com/collections/palm-tools

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Note added at 10 mins (2020-05-13 19:12:37 GMT)
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On reflection, my question is what is being gilded? Are the tools for working wood that is subsequently gilded? If so, this answer is fine.

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Note added at 1 hr (2020-05-13 20:43:57 GMT)
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This explains the process reasonably well: "Traditional engraving, by burin or with the use of machines, continues to be practised by goldsmiths, glass engravers, gunsmiths and others," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engraving

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Note added at 22 hrs (2020-05-14 17:56:29 GMT)
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Here is another link you might find useful: http://www.theconservationcenter.com/articles/2017/11/27/wha... If the material being worked is gesso, then “gesso carving hook” is probably more appropriate. You will know from your source text, I presume, which materials apply. The décor of old theatres and opera houses was made of a variety of materials. Anyway, I’m sure you know this ;-) Just appending it for future visitors as much as anyone.

Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:29
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 271
Grading comment
thanks Helen for the rapid reply, also to all the others kind enough to reply; I suppose it is a carving tool, but this fits the context best.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Phil

agree  Kim Metzger: Not necessarily a palm tool and not normally used for gilding, but the source text says a burin can be used for gilding.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, though, yes, it is. See the extra ref. I've posted.

agree  Stephen Reader: Or burnisher https://bookbinding.com/bookbinding-for-amateurs/ accessed 14 May 2020, cited in the footnotes in the Wikipedia/engraving item. The Boesner gilding tools shown differ from the burins (Stichel) for printmaking (intaglio) - no matter.
4 hrs
  -> Hi Stephen, thank you. Yes, you are right.

agree  Ramey Rieger: Greetings Helen!
13 hrs
  -> Hi Ramey! And thanks.

agree  Lancashireman: More elegant in any case than "The goldsmith's tools range from a ... tool to ..."
21 hrs
  -> Thanks, Lancashireman.
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Reference comments


1 hr
Reference: wood engraving burin

Reference information:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Palm-carving-tools-set-of-6-grave...

https://www.blattgold.ch/Blattgold-Katalog.pdf

Kim Metzger
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Asker: thanks very much for the links!

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