I tried to etch my signature on a very nice fountain pen. After two attempts with different settings I had the same results. The laser only dropped a few dots and “scratches”. Has anyone tried to etch on a round pen?
in your case here it’s probably not the round part but the material part. doesn’t actually etch into metal. and i’m not sure what that coating is, but it may not be easily etched by a 40w CO2 laser.
i’ve etched into wood pen blanks and can do a single line fairly cleanly. others have done pencils successfully.
I engrave my wood and acrylic pens daily without any issues…
Can I assume that you very carefully measured the height of the pen surface that you are engraving? Is it within .5"?
They are all within 1/2 inch.
I am a woodturner/pen turner and recently ordered a basic glowforge. I am interested in engraving pens, keychains, handles of all sorts. I have been reviewing the posts. Would you share your technique for doing so or direct me? Thanks. in the mean time I will keep looking
Do you mind sharing the engrave settings you use for the wood pen? I don’t even know where to start!
Brandi, All my files were destroyed in a fire and i haven’t been here or done anything since last year due to health issues with myself and my mother in law . SInce most of my pen work is done in acrylic i just ran test on a piece of blue acrylic till i found what i liked. I started at 25 power and a slow speed till i found a depth i liked. I had to be careful not to go through so mine was not very deep then i just filled with acrylic paint. Make sure you tape the pen before you engrave then you can just apply the paint…
Sorry i cant be more specific…I am just getting back into my business with Pens and other woodworking projects…
Look around here on the forum for settings for the material you’re working with. The laser won’t care if it’s a pen. There are also some templates people have shared here to help develop settings in new materials. Develop the settings on a piece of flat material that is the same as your specially item. That will get you really close.
Yikes! I hope you are able to recover well
I lost my computer and most of my files which i am now in the process of recreating.
I am recovering well had some great doctors.
Had open heart surgery in January, COVID(?) in February at least my doctors figured I had it, hard to tell since so close to the surgery and my pacemaker replaced in May.