Guild of Glass Engravers

The Guild provides an insight into contemporary Glass Engraving. It aims to promote the highest standards of glass engraving.The website contains techniques, a gallery of members engraved glass, where to see it and where to learn to engrave.

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Drill engraving

In drill engraving the tool used is a rotating bur in the handpiece of an electric drill. This tool can be used to create surface effects similar to those of hand engraving techniques but can also cut into the glass more deeply to create the illusion of three dimensions. This technique is often called 'flexible drive engraving', referring to the type of drill familiar from the dental surgery, which has a flexible drive shaft running from a pendant motor, but other types of drill are also used.

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