| Ornamental Turning Book of Knowledge |
Engine turning is about inscribing geometric patterns onto an object -- typically something metal. This is work done on a rose engine lathe, and is often done on high end watches.
For more information, see the article about Guilloché.
The two videos below are from Casey Burns (CBWIM onYouTube). He uses a home-built engine turning attachment that he says can be used on any lathe, wood or metal, provided it has a faceplate. He use this for engraving the metal disks that he inlays into the end caps of wooden flutes.