While ago I saw somebody`s engarved/etch on seashells, but I can find it now. Any idea of a settings I can try?
I grabbed these (mussel?) shells at the lake Saturday, thought I’d throw a laser on them. They’re ragged and whatnot, I just wanted to see how it turned out.
I generated a circular maze online and placed them at its center. Kind of fun.
there’s some interesting possibilities there, though i think the best might come if glowforge manages to make their auto curve-sensing features work. it’s a fair bit softer than rock so i can’t imagine that engraving wouldn’t be very cool.
here’s a still from a
there’s no real point in watching the video as it’s terrible, but the effect is nice. i also found where a french oyster producer has taken to laser etching its logo on oyster shells in an attempt to fight les c…
but no settings on either…
Ooh - here is a suggestion to use stone or glass settings which you can definitely find guidelines for by searching:
Same as glass or other minerals. Start with stone and glass engraving settings, that’s an easy search on the forum.
I will warn you that you’re likely to get get white on white with this, it may not have great contrast. I’m not saying to try it, just be aware that you might need to ink it or something to get it to stand out.
Try searching for shells…
Thank you so much! I will definitely will try it.
I did, but there is not much info. I live by the ocean and there are all kind of seashells just laying around, thought to give it a try. I definitely will try and will see…Im just guessing that the smell gonna be something else lol
I used Thick Glass Acrylic settings. I think I have to play around little bit more, but not too bad for a first time.
Basically seashells are mineral. Use the same settings you would for tile or stone and you’ll generally be ok. It’s a pretty forgiving material type.
I will try that, thank you
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