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Signing work for Magless

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:54 am
by Studiodunn
Greetings All!

Today I am planning on signing my Magless pieces and getting them into the mail! Yeehaw! However I could use a little advice before I do so. My plan is to dremel etch my signature on the back of each piece. The base glass is white which will make it difficult to see the etching. What can I rub over the signature to make it stand out better?

Thank you!

Re: Signing work for Magless

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:50 am
by Nicole Hanna
I usually just go over it with a black marker, then wipe off the excess.

Re: Signing work for Magless

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:20 am
by Jeanne
I use a 2mm barrel shaped diamond coated bit to sign my pieces. You can see that on it's own. Some other diamond coated bits I have (the pointy ones) are too fine and don't show up very well.

Re: Signing work for Magless

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:19 pm
by Barry Kaiser
Try the Harbor freight engraving pen. It has a small ball bit and works like a charm.
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Barry

Re: Signing work for Magless

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:44 am
by RachelM
I like Barry's idea since I got one of these engraving pens from Harbor Freight for a holiday gift from someone!
And,the back of my magless(es?) are also white.


Rachel :)
imaglassydiva@aol.com

Re: Signing work for Magless

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:06 pm
by bob proulx

Re: Signing work for Magless

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:14 pm
by Kevin Midgley
shoe polish rubbed in engraved area.

Re: Signing work for Magless

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:00 pm
by Studiodunn
Lots of excellent ideas for future reference...

Before I shipped them on Wed., I tried black sharpie on a sample and discovered I could ever so slightly see it when light was able to shine through the piece. So for this batch, I just left the etched signature without color. But I appreciate knowing other options to consider for future projects!

Thank you!

Re: Signing work for Magless

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:43 am
by Al Bray
Studiodunn wrote:Lots of excellent ideas for future reference...

Before I shipped them on Wed., I tried black sharpie on a sample and discovered I could ever so slightly see it when light was able to shine through the piece. So for this batch, I just left the etched signature without color. But I appreciate knowing other options to consider for future projects!

Thank you!


I just ordered one of these as I had to order a gold coated face shield from Wale Apparatus and I noticed them when looking over their other product offerings:

http://www.waleapparatus.com/catalog.as ... prevnext=1

Not sure how it is going to work especially on darker colored opals or transparent glass, but I like the idea of how it works from the description and I will follow up after I have had a chance to give it a try.

- Al

Re: Signing work for Magless

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:56 pm
by bob proulx
Al Bray wrote:
Studiodunn wrote:Lots of excellent ideas for future reference...

Before I shipped them on Wed., I tried black sharpie on a sample and discovered I could ever so slightly see it when light was able to shine through the piece. So for this batch, I just left the etched signature without color. But I appreciate knowing other options to consider for future projects!

Thank you!


I just ordered one of these as I had to order a gold coated face shield from Wale Apparatus and I noticed them when looking over their other product offerings:

http://www.waleapparatus.com/catalog.as ... prevnext=1

Not sure how it is going to work especially on darker colored opals or transparent glass, but I like the idea of how it works from the description and I will follow up after I have had a chance to give it a try.

- Al

Hi Al, I am a member on a lampworking forum and a lot of people there use this tool and highly recommend it.
Bob