I jumped onto the bandwagon and did a test engrave for my wife’s watch. 38 minutes. didn’t paint, not sure if she wants that yet. may try tomorrow. have a box of oil paints coming tomorrow.
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I did the silicon apple watch strap thing:
I can’t promise these will work on every strap, they worked with my design on the strap I bought (and I feel like it may have been slightly deeper than i’d like. But enough people have asked that i’d rather start a BTM post than PM everyone.
Nice! I didn’t realize Apple’s fluoroelastomer watch bands were laser safe. If so perhaps I’ll have to try a few…
I’ve ordered a handful of bands to do, but haven’t gotten to them. Not as if that’s a surprise, I’ve a ton of stuff that’s sitting on my shelf waiting to have the laser treatment
Does the band feel likes it’s lost any integrity? The engrave looks a little deep, but that may be some camera trickery. Looks good, would be interesting to see filled, but even without it it looks fine.
i read somewhere else (and i’m not 100% sure on this) that the actual apple bands didn’t engrave as well as the 3rd party silicon bands.
this was a silicon band bought on amazon.
it is a little deep. i might dial it back a little if i try another one.
I wouldn’t paint it, it looks great the way it is.
wasn’t up to me. wife decided to color it black. i agree, i liked it better plain.
Looks awesome!! Love that you did the entire band. Could you share your settings please. I’ve done a few before and for some reason my glowforge deleted all of my saved settings
i sent you a PM, since we’re not supposed to post settings in made on a glowforge.
Looks great! I love the look of the engraved bands. I tend to like them better sans paint, but that’s partly because I’m skeptical that they will hold up. Curious to see how it goes.
I have been playing around with setting and cannot dial it in. Would you share you setting with me? Also what did you paint it with? I have you oil base paint markers but it makes such a huge mess.
you have to clean up after the oil markers. use isopropyl alcohol.
tes would love to know the setting!! please
would love the setting on this too for my daughter - thanks!
Nice work! An interesting product to be engraving. Just curious if you had a lot of flare up with engraving? WHen I last put silicon in the GF, there were a fair amount of flames.
i’ve seen people say that they get some flare ups. i didn’t notice it with this one.
Hi! I think I’m gonna jump on this one too as a fundraiser for my school. Would you mind sharing the settings? I think I need the jig also. Have you found a good one?
link to settings is 3 posts above yours.
Love the engraving and the color of the watch band.