Rose engine


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a machine, or an appendage to a turning lathe, by which a surface or wood, metal, etc., is engraved with a variety of curved lines.

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Take, for instance, its round case in 950 platinum with finely fluted caseband, hand-engraved on a rose engine and fitted with a sapphire crystal.
From a solid piece of wood or acrylic, Davidson churns out one-piece yo-yos, their sides embellished by a rare replica of a hand-powered "rose engine." Davidson says he's made more than 2,000 yo-yos in this fashion, noting, "I'm pretty much the only person in the world that does this." $30 to $50 retail for a standard yo-yo; up to $700 for a custom collector's model.