Laser etched silicone cup bands

Since the cup was slightly at an angle I took the band off and taped it down flat so it can easily fit in the glowforge. I got little lines I think because it wasn’t taped tightly enough and it bowed up a bit in the middle. Lesson learned for next time. :grinning:
I used the silicon stamp setting. It had a little bit of dust but not too bad. I just cleaned it off with a toothbrush and soapy water. $3 cup from Target…could sell for $15

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How creative!! Love it!!

Just to clarify… You do not have a Glowforge right? Haha

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This is where a jig would come in handy. Nice.

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No, sadly…but when I get one…it’ll fit :wink:

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Shoot. You got me excited. Haha!

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Yup…already on it…Just experimenting to see if it would work.

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Sadly, this one wont fit in the Glowforge, I used my rotary…

Wedding gifts almost done for my neice and her fiance’…

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Nice work! I really like the font on the second one, what is the name of it?

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You have a lovely sense of design.

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I dont remember…lol I’ll check when I get back in the office tomorrow…I’ve got a bazillion fonts…lol

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Your way of doing things is better. I’d build the jig to hold the band, then get distracted and never get around to the engraving/cutting of the band itself.

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Stretch the band around an appropriate size/thick wood block to flatten and secure it.

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That’s what I was thinking. A thin wedge shape might do the trick.

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THIS IS SO EPIC!! Really excited for stuff like this

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The font used for the Aluminum Coffee cup is Pizzicato - Swash

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I am pretty surprised that I had been unaware that we could engrave silicon. What!? Awesome!

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Only if it has an e on the end. But most of us don’t meet the other kind up close that often.

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Bwahaha. Thanks for the spell check…I posted it on my way out of the office last night at around 9:45pm. Serves me right for rushing…:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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epic

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^ ditto this :joy:

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