About a year ago my Pirate Band did a Kickstarter to help fund our latest CD (message me if you want to hear more about it or listen to it on bandcamp!). One of the reward tiers was to get a mug made by me with a custom design lasered onto it, and we got two backers at that level. I know both of them and have been in constant contact with them throughout the journey of the Glowforge. While they are both patient, they have expressed interest in getting their mugs before the Fall Season of Renaissance Faires if possible.
I have contacted several local makerspaces, and the UMUC art department about getting some time on their lasers. But no one has replied to any of my emails.
Is there anyone here who lives in MD who already has a laser that I could work with to get some designs lasered onto some wood? I am willing to pay or barter for the laser time. I was planning this project for my GF and so the pieces to engrave will be 1/4 in thick and depending on what shape they want, 6in x 2.5in. I would also really appreciate being able to learn how this process is usually done since I have never used a laser before.
Here are some of my most recent mugs to give a little bit of idea of what I’m trying to do.