Ingo and Julie Doetsch
Raven Glass Studio


Stone wheel engraved glass
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Stone Wheel engraving is a technique of incising or carving the surface of glass with an abrasive wheel. The glass to be decorated is held by hand against the rotating wheel which "cuts" the surface through an abrasive action. A constant drip of water is applied to the glass as a coolant and to control silica dust. A large number of wheels of differing thickness and diameter are utilized. The profiles are previously shaped for the specific cuts desired. By the appropriate manipulation of the handheld glass object against the rotating wheel, the desired cuts can be made. Several different stone wheel are typically required to achieve a particular design. Brilliant cutting and "cut" glass involve similar equipment and techniques.
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