Acrylic sculpture marker

I’ve always dislike the way my ‘signature’ looks on clay sculptures, so I decided to make a stamp to keep the signature consistant and clean. Made with 0.42 inch acrylic and extremely pleased with the results!

edz

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Impressive!

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Wow, that looks great. The acrylic itself didn’t look so impressive, but that impression is so clean.

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I had the exact same thought when I made it, but I was really happy with the impression :slight_smile:

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Have you engraved away to leave the initials proud of the service - in which case how come it so polished where it is engraved away.

I’m confused by the picture :slight_smile:

First impressions are so important! :wink: Great idea.

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Wow … Very nice impression!

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You don’t know how hard I had to work to stop myself from making that joke in the post :slight_smile:

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Sorry, the picture is even more confusing from the cut side.

I signed my initials with a black sharpie on white paper, took a photo and then edited the photo in photoshop to invert the colors so my initials were white and all else black. So, when I engraved, all but my initials were cut away. FWIW, I did two passes on the engrave to make it deeper.

Hope this helps.

edz

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What an awesome solution. The result is stellar!

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Thanks! It looks like there will be a few orders coming in from others in the studio :slight_smile:

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Great idea! I’m a clay artisan too - I’ve looking a an easy way to create a “Maker’s Mark” - Just got a glowforge - I gonna try your idea. Thanks for sharing! Cindi

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What are the settings you used?

I am not sure if this person is still active on the forum, but we can only discuss settings in Beyond the Manual section if the material is not Proofgrade. Since this is acrylic and acrylic is fairly standard, I would guess that a good place to start would be with the settings for thick acrylic. Glowforge does not, however, have any .42" acrylic.

Dang! That works great!