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ThothLoki

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Glass Baby!!!!!
« on: May 15, 2017, 03:05:23 PM »
Ok. So I am starting a new thread related to glass.

Here is a first go. I used spray paint and ran the machine at 400mm/min

I think it turned out well (50x28mm in size), but getting the paint off is a pain in the butt.

At least it is a proof of concept for my machine and am happy with it.
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 06:08:11 PM »
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 06:24:46 PM »
When I was using paint I would use acetone to clean the paint off.


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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 06:25:41 PM »
I have a whole new jar of that.... comes in handy for 3d printing
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 06:41:58 PM »
Of course I did everything wrong. I spray painted it with high heat black spray paint and started taking it off with turpentine with a paper towel.

Yeah, not the best way to clean it off, but I used what I had for the test.

I have a real piece of glass to perform a real test.
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 07:03:00 AM »
Wow, that is impressive. Did it dig in and can you feel the engraved part. Since cutting some horrid masking tape, I have to ask, did engraving on paint not smell too bad?
I am making plans for a rotary tool so this will come in useful. I plan to engrave people's names on cheap wine glasses for a party...for bonus points with the S.O.!
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 07:09:06 AM »
willis jeep?
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 07:48:23 AM »
Yes, it is the Jeep logo. It is what was on my screen for a test and quick.

I did not notice much of a smell, but had my box over the machine and did not turn the exhaust fan on. I was out there building something else (so within 5-10 feet of the machine) and did not smell any burning. Being that I am burning paint, I do not recommend it to be done inside though.

I can feel the engraving faintly. It did not dig in deeply, but I was using a piece of cheap $1 store picture frame class (very thin). I have an 8x10" piece I bought from Home Depot that I am just itching to etch. If it turns out well, I want to etch something I want to keep, so the design process is in full swing.
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 01:38:21 PM »
So I have been testing a bit more with various methods

Black construction paper- burned the paper and left smudges on the glass. No marks though

White paper - same thing

Kids paint - very small marking in the glass. Have to hold at an angle to see it

Black nail polish - hard to apply but works well

Black spray paint - works well. WAS HARD TO REMOVE

I found something that puts acetone, nail polish remover or turpentine to shame. It's called Goof Off. It is a super glue remover. I put it on high temp black spray paint and take a paper towel to remove and it comes off with a light swipe. SUPER EASY!!!!   Now time for a test on real glass
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 08:55:00 PM »
So, here are a few more tests on glass that I did. Right out of the gate, I can tell the pictures could have used a bit of editing before I engraved, but these were just something I pulled off the internet and did not edit.

If you look close, there are a few wavy lines on the sides. I did rebuild my machine. I checked the belts, greased the wheels etc...

Do you think the belt on the X is too tight? Could my wheels be too tight on the gantry? Are the screws too tight?

Whenever I take apart my X axis, I have to do the "tie wrap" method to keep the wobble out.

Any suggestions or comments is appreciated.
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2017, 04:27:11 AM »
Very nice.
Re your wabble, could it be that one of your wheels is not circular? I would also make sure there is no play in the structure especially where the plastics meets the extruded aluminum... After a bit of use mine needed tightening.
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2017, 06:45:48 PM »
alright Loki... im doing my first glass burn using your method.  I got some glass and black acrylic paint.  Cross your fingers for me.
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2017, 06:49:12 PM »
wellllllll that worked! Now to get my rotary set up for some wine glasses for my gf!!
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2017, 06:49:36 PM »
alright Loki... im doing my first glass burn using your method.  I got some glass and black acrylic paint.  Cross your fingers for me.

Good luck bud. You may have to play with the speed based on the thickness of the glass.
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Re: Glass Baby!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2017, 07:02:29 PM »
wellllllll that worked! Now to get my rotary set up for some wine glasses for my gf!!

Awesome
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