With a little imagination, you can easily create marvelous artwork.
Glass etching is a process that abrades or chemically eats areas of shapes or patterns into the glass which creates a rough frosted image. The frosted areas become noticeable with an elegant and unique white appearance. The design is elegant because the details that make up the image are nothing but the glass itself. I consider it to be a unique type of glass art because it can be done through multiple techniques.
I became a huge fan of etching years ago and was astonished by the creativity and endless possibilities of what types of items you could create. My first idea was to start a business doing this line of work, so I sought after inexpensive equipment. I found a lot of sources and learned how to get into this industry at lower prices, so I turned that business idea around to create this site offering my information manual which is aimed to help others. Click on the cover below to get a glimpse of it:
I recently sandblast engraved this larger rock project, and boy did I forget how heavy these are to pickup and maneuver. It isn’t overly enormous like some of the boulders Ross shared with us here. He actually sandblasted some of those on-site. It is more ideal to transport your pressure pot and gas-powered air compressor to the site for those type of huge boulders. Simply wheel them up onto a
I recently did a deep sandblasting, which I sometimes consider single stage sandcarving, if it’s a engraved a considerable amount more than surface etching. This time I decided to test how the glass would look after blasting a very course aluminum oxide abrasive- I believe it was around 30-50 grit in my pressure pot system. Traditional Abrasive Grit Recommendation for Sandblasting Glass If you have been in the glass etching
I recently received the below question from Steen asking about how to etch the original mark and safety details: I am restoring my old Porsche 911 from 1979, and since the aim is to make is as original as possible, I would like to know If it is possible to re-create original marking of the windshield. I will forward a picture of the original marking and look forward hearing from
For those that are subscribed to the membership area, you have heard me talk about the different materials used to make sandblaster nozzles, but I wanted to share some more information in detail. It may be surprising for some people when I say the high priced nozzle tips are actually more economical in the long run. So getting the best nozzle tip will actually save you a lot of money,
Made of a composite carbide material, the ROCTEC technology is one of the longest lasting sandblasting nozzle tips to hold up to aggressive abrasive like aluminum oxide and silicon carbide. Long lasting nozzle saves you hundreds to thousands of dollars. Holds blasting performance so you can carve deep and quick at all times. Reduces likelihood of stopping in the middle of blasting your project to replace the tip. Recommended for glass etching, sandcarving, or any project using hard abrasives. More Info: Select between the three popular inner diameter (ID) bore sizes: 1/16″, 3/32″, or 1/8″ Sizes usually perform well with many regular 2 horsepower air compressors. View compressor charts first. We sell ROCTEC nozzles at one of the lowest prices in the industry. Other outlets charge $180. Reduced Price here: