What is glass engraving?
Glass engraving is the cutting of the surface of glass to produce a design.
Glass engraving is similar to glass etching. The difference is the surface of the glass is cut (engraved) with a cutting tool.
- Dragonfly Windows, St Barnabas Chapel, Worthing, UK
- Note the frosted look
Tools used for glass engraving include:
1. Lathes. These use machine-driven wheels to shape the cut, and a mixture of oil and abrasive to do the cutting
2. Hand held high speed drills (such as a Dremel) using tungsten or diamond rotary burrs