Solved a problem, love the results

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brookman
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Solved a problem, love the results

Post by brookman » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:26 pm

I love my shapeoko 2. I am still learning and experimenting. I attempted to engrave glass with the stock spindle, tried a few different bits with bad results.

So..... I was thinking, the engraver is designed to do stuff like this, let me try that.

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Sweetts
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Re: Solved a problem, love the results

Post by Sweetts » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:38 pm

brookman wrote:I love my shapeoko 2. I am still learning and experimenting. I attempted to engrave glass with the stock spindle, tried a few different bits with bad results.

So..... I was thinking, the engraver is designed to do stuff like this, let me try that.

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Sweet what bit did you use? Speeds and feeds?

brookman
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Re: Solved a problem, love the results

Post by brookman » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:49 pm

That is just an electronic engraver with its standard bit.

In Easel I chose the Aluminum material, then modified the cut depth to .002 and the feed rate to 15in min.

I engraved the glass and aluminum at the same settings.

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Re: Solved a problem, love the results

Post by Atonwa » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:57 pm

Very cool, engraved great. Thanks for sharing, now I have to find an engraver to mount on.

I picked up 5 boxes of 12X12 Black Granite tile for $10 from our Habitat for Humanity Restore. Was trying to figure how to engrave/what to do with them. Problem solved!
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Sweetts
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Re: Solved a problem, love the results

Post by Sweetts » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:55 pm

Awesome thanks

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Re: Solved a problem, love the results

Post by Caesar S » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:52 am

This is really awesome, gives me some ideas!

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Re: Solved a problem, love the results

Post by Schruminator » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:18 pm

That's awesome, I hadn't even of thought of trying glass. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Re: Solved a problem, love the results

Post by twforeman » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:17 pm

That's cool. I have a bucket of 3" square black tiles that I've been trying to think up a use for.

Engraved coasters comes to mind now! :)

I'll have to see about picking up one of those engravers. I had one long ago, but it's long lost.
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KevinB
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Re: Solved a problem, love the results

Post by KevinB » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:16 pm

Great idea!

Love the alternate tool idea.

Well done
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Carl Fisher
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Re: Solved a problem, love the results

Post by Carl Fisher » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:32 pm

That's great!

What's the smallest text you've tried engraving? I'm curious how detailed it can get.

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