Selenite plate engraving

I got a selenite ‘plate’ and had to try engraving. The artwork is a combination of elements from this game I love called Sky. The selenite engraves beautifully and looks gorgeous with a battery candle behind it. Ordered some more blanks and I’m going to try tinting the engraved parts next time!


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Beautiful!

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Ooh, that’s nice…and laser friendly?..

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That’s really nice!

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Sodium selenite is toxic, but these are the gypsum form and I haven’t been able to find anything saying that’s a problem. To be safe I had the filter on high and kept a face mask on when I’d check on it. They’re Mohs 2 so very soft, and take engraving details really well!

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Ok, as you probably already know, as long as it doesn’t produce chlorine gas as a byproduct, then is should be safe for the laser. Otherwise it will corrode components…be careful in all instances, with off-gassing

Wade

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How lovely, congratulations on how well it turned out!

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Very nice work. Seems like a cool new medium to explore.

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Oooh! A new material to find and try.

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