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Bruce Kamp
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Laser engraving for bowls
Nov 16th, 2017 at 12:12pm
 
Has anyone had any experience with using a laser on bowls? I think the flat bottom might be a good target but I am thinking about finding some way to apply a laser to the sides.
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Re: Laser engraving for bowls
Reply #1 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 7:13pm
 
I have all my bowls laser engraved. I've only tried it on the bottom, but I can ask if it can be done on the sides.
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Reply #2 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 7:22pm
 
Frank,
Thank you. I am thinking about putting designs on the sides. Lots more complicated I know. Just wonder if it can be done.
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Reply #3 - Nov 19th, 2017 at 4:18pm
 
I would really like to know if anyone has any suggestions.

Lots of folks engrave flat items but I would love to be able to engrave round items.

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Reply #4 - Nov 19th, 2017 at 11:19pm
 
You would need an laser engraver with a rotary axis.  look it up on youtube to see examples but i bet they are not cheap.
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Reply #5 - Nov 20th, 2017 at 8:21pm
 
Bruce, i talked to my engraver about laser engraving on the side of a bowl. He said it can be done but it's difficult to do. You have to start off with photo-ready artwork for your design.The circumference of the bowl is a major factor. I guess there's not many people who will do it. I hope this helps.
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Reply #6 - Nov 21st, 2017 at 11:20am
 
Thank you for checking Frank.
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Reply #7 - Dec 17th, 2017 at 7:31pm
 
Bruce

I have been looking at handheld lasers lately and they go from $60 to $250 but all of them cut at least 1/8" and some up to 5/8".  If everyone would like a link I will try and find where I put it.
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Reply #8 - Dec 18th, 2017 at 10:16am
 
Several yrs ago I turned a baseball bat for a grandson.  I had it engraved with his name, etc.  I don't know what tool the guy used but it looked great and the letters were not cut deep.
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Re: Laser engraving for bowls
Reply #9 - Dec 18th, 2017 at 10:42am
 
What tools does one use / suggest for this?
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Re: Laser engraving for bowls
Reply #10 - Dec 18th, 2017 at 12:58pm
 
This might work:
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