Fear of Glass etching

So I’m scouring the Community forum. And I do not see a lot of information on glass etching. I’m scared to try it and hurt my wonderful Glowforge. I have a square jar mug… it has a flat surface. Do I use masking tape, painters tape, or liquid dish soap? Do I take out the crumb plate? Any suggestions?

If the mug is wider than 2" you cannot use the Glowforge. if the height is less than 2" it is possible.

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Lol Stencil it is then! Thank you!

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But to answer your initial question, it is safe. If you search on Spice Jars you’ll see several projects people have done with smaller (less than 2" high) spice jars.

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Or, search for “glass engraving”. Lots of stuff out there.

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It won’t hurt your Glowforge! I etch fusible glass with great results. Try these settings: full power, 400 speed, 225 LPI. Make sure your machine is well vented because you don’t want to breathe in glass dust.

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