Single stage sandcarving is the simplest form of carving on glass with a sandblaster. The only difference it has from regular surface glass etching, is you have to etch the design deeper. We will discuss the correct type of equipment needed to accomplish this.
The benefit it has over surface sandblasting the glass is it stands out more and looks more interesting with a sculpted appearance carved out of the glass in a singular form.
In my opinion, if you are going to take the time to carve one stage into the glass, you might as well transfer it into a double-stage project since it only takes a slight bit more effort. A double-stage project can sometimes only take a couple minutes longer to do after the first stage is complete. But based on my experience, it can be easy to to mess up your project when going to the second stage so be sure to review my tutorial in the course for the correct settings.
In some cases, the one stage process might be required for a particular design with lettering or it might be more ideal if you are sandblasting a company logo. For an example, if you had a project to sandblast a logo into a storefront glass to take the place of a sign, a single stage technique might be the better route because the contrast in between the etched portion and non-etched portion would stand out more from farther distances.
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