February 18, 2018 at 8:30 am #53303
Is there anybody who tried to engrave glass? Can you share your experience? What kind of bits you use? Where did you get it? What kind of glass is apropriate? Special setup/parameter?
I have an idea to build a wine cellar with glass door and it would be nice to have a nice engraved motif on it.
AndreFebruary 18, 2018 at 9:47 am #53306
I have never engraved glass but I have etched some, with vinyl and acid. I would love to see some glass engraving happen, I would guess a diamond burr and lots of water would be need but really that is just a wild guess.
The end of this page, https://www.v1engineering.com/drag-knife-vinyl-cutter/February 18, 2018 at 5:06 pm #53330
I have done chemical etching and sand blasting. I think the sand blasting looks better (more contrast) than what I was able to achieve with etching. For glass, a thin vinyl decal works for a mask.February 19, 2018 at 12:54 am #53340
This does not answer the original question, but I saw this interesting sand etch starter kit at Hobby Lobby recently. With a google search I found another etching solution at Home Depot, but the home depot version uses chemicals & not sand.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Silhouette-Glass-Etching-Stater-Kit-KITGLASS3T/302086409?keyword=glass+etching+kit&semanticToken=21040+++%3E++++st%3A%7Bglass+etching+kit%7D%3Ast++cn%3A%7B1%3A1%7D++glass+%7Bproduct%7D+etching+kit+%7Brest%7D+February 19, 2018 at 7:51 am #53344
Thanks for the help guys. For real engraving research leads me to this site http://www.2linc.com/glass_engraving.htm where they sell, spring loaded engraving tool. At around $350 for a starter kit plus a couple of bits that I will scrap for sure part of the learning curve, I will think about it.
For now, I think I should master the vinyl cutting and after that may be invest in a small sand blasting machine but I will eventually try the real engraving just to see the difference.
I’ll let you know
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