Instructables: exploring - living - etching Sat, 4 Jul 2015 04:56:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 Copper Plate Etching
Copper Plate Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> Angus Fisher Copper plate etching is a traditional form of printmaking that delivers beautifully crisp line work and a wonderfully unique aesthetic. First invented simply as a method of replicating an image, intaglio printmaking has evolved over centuries into an art form in it's own right. The image is drawn on...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:10:46 PDT
Etch a brass pendant
Etch a brass pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> FBRKN Here at FBRKN we are playing around with our new etching tank and our laser cutter/engraver and thought we'd make an Instructable out of what we found out. Join us in making your personalised jewellery. In this Instructable we show how you make a pendant for a necklace and a pin using two different ...

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:15:36 PDT
Daughter/Father Etched Pendant
Daughter/Father Etched Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> NathanSellers Inspired by the Necklace Contest, I set out to create a special pendant for my daughter (she was jealous of the ring I made for my son).I researched symbols for father/daughter connection and found a lovely Celtic knot design. With that I was set to design the pendant. Materials This was a rathe...
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 17:50:11 PDT
Etched Nickel Ring
Etched Nickel Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> NathanSellers The Ring Contest really inspired me with some fanatic entries. I had intended to submit this for the contest, but unfortunately I ended up in the hospital with my daughter for a couple days. she is doing better now, so I finished up the ring. The story behind this ring is that my oldest son is super...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:55:58 PST
Easy Etching with a pasta press
Easy Etching with a pasta press - More DIY How To Projects]]> world of woodcraft I recently moved house and a lot of equipment is un available at present so I thought it would be an idea to go back to basics and print without the fancy presses and tools.I used:PaperClear plastic sheeta needleFeltA pasta making machine (I was given mine. trust me if you know anyone with one they ...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:29:58 PST
Easy Custom Beer Mug
Easy Custom Beer Mug - More DIY How To Projects]]> SuzukiDHP Great Gift! and super easy!!!Materials Neededexacto knife popsicle stickslatex glovespainters tapevinyl Armour EtchAlcoholBeer MugPrinter Prep your Glass Clean surface off with the rubbing alcohol. Create your stencil Print off what you want to etch, then cut it out. Cut out a piece of vinyl s...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:13:46 PST
Custom Leather Knife Sheath
Custom Leather Knife Sheath - More DIY How To Projects]]> Corasaurus Rex How to create a cool custom leather sheath for any style knife using these steps!! Choosing Your Leather Material Needed All materials can be purchased at a local leather store I got everything seen in this tutorial from "Tandy Leather" Rive...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:55:45 PDT
Leather Bracelet
Leather Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dremel Tools Make your own leather bracelet with a few craft supplies and then fully customize with Dremel Tools for a personalized wearable or gift for a friend. Gather available supplies There are few ways to develop an awesome leather bracelet, but this particular item was designed by the Dremel team, in c...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:53:02 PDT
Patterned tiles
Patterned tiles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Joekevdv Besides my school projects, I'm working on a project about ceramics and patterns. I'm doing this together with another art student, Mike de Jong ( We started engrave patterns in tiles with the lasercutter and the results where surprisingly pretty.The idea is simple, but we think the ...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:54:53 PDT
Etched Eggshell Votive Shadow Lamp
Etched Eggshell Votive Shadow Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Teisha If you stick an egg in vinegar for a few days, the shell will dissolve and you’ll be left with a shell-less egg (as shown in some Instructables projects, like this one). How does this work? The eggshell is made up of calcium carbonate, and this can react with acid (e.g., vinegar) to dissolve and m...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:05:37 PDT
Batman Etched Pint Glass kludge77 Not the pint glass you deserve, but the one you need. I etched a Batman logo in a pint glass. I used a product called Armour Etch, and within an hour was drink a brew to sooth my gravely voice.
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:36:24 PDT
Etched Glass "Pi" Pie Pans
Etched Glass "Pi" Pie Pans - More DIY How To Projects]]> bennelson I like good food and bad puns. Since I've been doing some work engraving glass, and Pi Day is coming up, I thought it would be fun to make some etched pie pans that feature the letter Pi. They are even PYREX brand pans. Get it? Pi-Rex? Enough with the bad puns, let's make some fun etched glass Pi p...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:00:48 PDT
Making A $70 Glass Etching Tool For Less Than $10 Comparable To The Air Eraser
Making A $70 Glass Etching Tool For Less Than $10 Comparable To The Air Eraser - More DIY How To Projects]]> antagonizer Question; Can you create a safe, effective, air powered, glass etching tool, that is comparable to air eraser for under $10 and using materials readily available in any home? This instructable is in response to the many people who've had a difficult time finding the Paasche air eraser (or clone mo...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 15:01:20 PST
Etching On Any Surface Cheaply And Without The Use Of Chemicals
Etching On Any Surface Cheaply And Without The Use Of Chemicals - More DIY How To Projects]]> antagonizer This is another of my proprietary processes that, up until now, I've pretty much kept to myself. I've used the Paasche air eraser for many years, and with most people using chemicals, I've turned it into a bit of a small business. I'll add a bit of an overview video at the end of this instructable s...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:12:20 PST
Etched Glass Jar for Growing Sprouts
Etched Glass Jar for Growing Sprouts - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sic_Girl I am very excited to have recently learned how to grow my own sprouts to eat on salads, sandwiches, and more! After testing a few growing methods, I have found that growing them in a glass jar is the easiest and fastest way. (Check out my instructable - How to grow sprouts in a glass jar) I want...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:03:37 PST
Easy Holiday Gifts - I made it at TechShop Chandler! smontoya2010 My daughter is a teenager, but not old enough to work. She wanted to get something for her Dad but wanted to spend little money and didn't know what to get him. I have a membership at TechShop in Chandler, AZ and decided making something instead of buying something would be awesome! She was very exc...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:05:01 PST
Glass Ouija Board
Glass Ouija Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> elementofone I have never really liked the cheap cardboard ouija boards that you can buy in stores, and any of the glass or wood ones online are pretty expensive so i thought i would go ahead and make one out of glass by etching it... This is an extremely simple project and does not take long Tools and Materia...
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:31:59 PDT
Vintage (Nudie) Barware
Vintage (Nudie) Barware - More DIY How To Projects]]> kcli In mid-century terms, the ideal female body image was the hourglass figure with large breasts, a small waistline and ample hips.  Full breasts with a waist-to-hip ratio of .7 was considered a "heavenly" body type. With the Playboy Club making it's debut in 1960, this Instructable shows how to use s...
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Tue, 21 May 2013 20:33:25 PDT
Laser-etched river stones - perfect for Mothers' Day gifts!
Laser-etched river stones - perfect for Mothers' Day gifts! - More DIY How To Projects]]> apexchaser In this instructable you'll learn how to use a laser etching/cutting machine to etch words and/or graphics onto the surface of smooth stones.  "River stones", which are rounded and smooth, and have a fairly flat surface, make the perfect material for this project. Once etched with your favorite ins...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 11:28:19 PDT
Etching my Beer Bottle Cups SongEmu The epic conclusion to my make-a-beer-bottle-into-cup saga. Here I show how I did some simple chemical etching to give some character to my drinking vessels. Previously I showed how to cut a glass bottle using a hot water method, and also how to finish/polish the cut edge into a smooth, drinking-fr...
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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:22:39 PST
Etched Glass Plaque
Etched Glass Plaque - More DIY How To Projects]]> uCHobby I've received a few patents over the years and wanted to showcase them in my office. The company had purchased the fancy $120/each plaques but I wanted to make my own.  Enter the TechShop!  Yes, I made it at the TechShop. Materials: Nice 8x10 picture frame, shop around for this. I found mine at Tar...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:31:17 PST
DIY Etching
DIY Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> sschultz89 MY NEW ADDICTION!!!! Last year for Christmas I ordered glasses for my mother and boyfriend.  They turned out to be great!  I had them personalized with etching.  For both it cost about $60.  Which to me was a pretty good deal.  Then this year I was introduced to Pintrest.  A couple of weeks ago I s...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:08:13 PST
Where the Wild Things Are wall art
Where the Wild Things Are wall art - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink I love Where the Wild Things Are. It's one of my most favorite books from my childhood. I wanted to make something that I could hang on the wall and thought since I could use a laser cutter now, why not do that? This wall hanging is made of 1/4 inch thick wood and both cut and etched by a laser. I'...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 02:41:36 PDT
See yourself Mirrors TheITSystem This was made where? At TechShop SF of course! Clearly I'm on a mission here. If you can't see that, try some Windex on it. You can see the finished product on ETSY if you want you could even buy one that you don't have to make, but this is an Instructable and you're on this website, so probably n...
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Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:28:14 PDT
Custom Etched Gifts!
Custom Etched Gifts! - More DIY How To Projects]]> kyjeeper For our holidays this year, we decided to give personalized gifts. Using vinyl stencils and a sandblaster, we were able to achieve a nice, permanent personalization to several different surfaces. Let's take a look at how it's done, and then I'll show you some of the gifts created using these methods...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:54:58 PST
Laser cut a simple Christmas ornament!
Laser cut a simple Christmas ornament! - More DIY How To Projects]]> hvalross Hello! Before I get started, I should emphasize: this Instructable should be really, really easy, provided you have a laser cutter. Without one of those nifty devices, I would have labored hours to crudely carve this, only to produce something much, much uglier. Only that's not accurate, because I p...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 03:27:37 PST
Faux Etched Glass Wine Bottle Vase/Votive Holder Little Mom on the Prairie Our wedding was held in a vineyard, so I thought using wine bottles as our centerpiece was only right! I cut the tops off of green wine bottles, then etched the rims with Krylon Glass Etching spray. This is incredibly easy! So much more so than I had originally thought.  There is already so many ins...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:05:38 PDT
Reuse that editioned Photopolymer plate!
Reuse that editioned Photopolymer plate! - More DIY How To Projects]]> man0matrix This is a fun way to get more out of your photo printmaking. The photopolymer printmaking plate in this photo is solar plate. After exposure! This is how the solar plate plate looked like after it was exposed. wiping the plate Wiping etching ink into the plate surface. Wiping the plate ed...
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Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:40:01 PDT
Personalized Glass Dispensers
Personalized Glass Dispensers - More DIY How To Projects]]> MariaCraftMedley I've been on a mission to transform my home bathroom into a spa-like setting, both calming and luxurious. One thing that screams luxury to me is personalized items, which got me thinking about how to display my lotions and pampering goodies. Enter glass etching cream and stylish dispensers. With jus...
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Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:13:26 PST
Easy glass engraving with the Cricut
Easy glass engraving with the Cricut - More DIY How To Projects]]> gtoal Create your own engraved beer mug! (or give a great personalized present) We'll be taking a dollar store beer mug and turning it into something much nicer - just in time to celebrate the New Year! Although I'll be using a Cricut vinyl cutter to make a stencil for your name, you can do this w...
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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:51:16 PST
Glass Etching Using Toner Transfer Templates
Glass Etching Using Toner Transfer Templates - More DIY How To Projects]]> kaptaink_cg I recently began experimenting with glass etching cream. There's a lot of creative things you can do with it, but to create really cool designs you need to spend a LOT of time trimming your stencils. I wanted to find a quicker way to create complex designs and realized that the toner transfer techni...
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Sun, 11 Apr 2010 18:59:53 PDT
Etch any motive on glass
Etch any motive on glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> jungle.jane In this Instructable I want to show you how to etch any motive on glass.It is cheap, easy and a great present.Did I mention it's fun as well?You can also energize your water by etching ancient healing symbols on your drinking glasses. I hope you will enjoy trying this... Materials The materials y...
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Sat, 26 Sep 2009 14:22:35 PDT
Laser Etched Drinking Glasses
Laser Etched Drinking Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo A while ago I laser etched my face onto a set of drinking glasses in hopes of weirding out my new roommates. They didn't seem to notice. Or, at least, if they did notice, they never said anything. Any which way, it never sparked the conversation I was hoping for (i.e. "Why do you have your face on a...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:11:02 PDT
Glass Etched Glasses
Glass Etched Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> evey5268 For Christmas this year, I am etching different beverage glasses for my family. I have coffee mugs, beer glasses, and wine glasses. Here are the general directions and how-to to make your very own personalized glasses. Materials You will need: -Clean glasses -Glass Etching -Brushes -Masking Ta...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2008 10:04:23 PST
Glass Dining Room Table "Etching"
Glass Dining Room Table "Etching" - More DIY How To Projects]]> Code128 A time consuming way to make a plain glass table (or any piece of glass) so much cooler. Supplies you'll need include: Spraypaint (Matte Black) Painters Tape (Blue) X-ACTO Knife (360 rotation head) or other razor type knife Sharpies/Pencils etc. Patience Flip the table over. You want to be w...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2008 23:30:20 PDT
Etching brass plates
Etching brass plates - More DIY How To Projects]]> gotang This is how I etched a brass plate to use as a decorative plate for my laptop lid. I've also used these stuck onto the front of notebooks and sketchbooks as presents for friends. My method draws heavily from this instructable and this website, so I thank the respective authors for their sterling wor...
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Tue, 27 May 2008 10:04:00 PDT
Make your own Embossed Business Cards using Acid Etching
Make your own Embossed Business Cards using Acid Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> bofthem Etch. Press. Print. Want to learn how to emboss paper for your own business cards? Create your own pattern on the computer, and etch it into a brass plate. I've wanted to make my own embossed business cards since I was handed a really incredible one at a fancy restaurant. I tried several methods of...
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 17:22:25 PDT
Make pictures with Acid Etching
Make pictures with Acid Etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> bofthem Not quite as time consuming as writing in stone, but equally indelible: etch your own art in precious brass! The concept is pretty neat: circuit board etching acid eats away at copper and copper alloys. This means that it will eat away at brass, but it's mojo (technical term) is interrupted by the p...
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Mon, 21 May 2007 03:57:36 PDT
Computer Case Engraving
Computer Case Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> ionix An old-School approach to customizing a computer paintjob. I originally posted this on PCAPEX but I decided to post it here cuz it was my first mod. First of all, my first mod I plan on using my old alienware and beefing up its appearance alittle by etching an alien in the side of it.. Things you...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2007 20:03:09 PDT
freehand glass etching
freehand glass etching - More DIY How To Projects]]> Robyntheslug I am making personalized shot glasses for each of my friends this year (or coffee cups for those who don't partake). This is a bit different from standard etching in that it does not use a stencil: for small curved glasses like these, stencils don't quite stick. I also included basic instructions...
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Sat, 23 Dec 2006 19:55:30 PST