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Glass Engraving-Weimaraner

By Jmag60
This photograph was taken in 2013, a Hand Engraved image of a Weimaraner breed of dog copied from a photo on to a pice of Optical Crystal (approx 4 inches high) the actual engraving took about 5 hours to complete with electric drill and diamond burrs/ polishers and is signed on the base by the artist, me.
Since my accident in 2015 I have been unable to do any Glass Engraving as I can have unexpected spasms due sevrer nerve damage I sustained, this can affect my photography as well, but I can manage taking photos with some missed shots, just take it again!
Working on crystal with a power tool and having a spasm can be dangerious and expensive so unfortunately I had to stop a craft I had been doing since early 1970's, photography, I've been involved with since I could hold a camera and press the shutter button and this is my main passtime and therapy now.

Thanks for taking time to look,

Stay Safe,

Tags: Black and white Weimaraner Dog portrait glass photography Glass Engraving Optical Crystal Drill Engraving

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19 Oct 2020 1:00PM
Excellent John,
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
19 Oct 2020 1:01PM
Fine shot!

manicam 16 44 1 Canada
19 Oct 2020 1:54PM
Awesome 👏 presentation
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2020 2:02PM
Great shot
sawsengee Plus
14 6 40 Malaysia
19 Oct 2020 3:31PM
wonderful hobby and quite rewarding results......In Bangkok Thailand, one can get his photo engraved in glass cubes using laser machines either using pictures taken by the tourists or by the shop and the result is engraved within 10 minutes!!!
Here is a link to some of the portraits engaving on glass:
mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
19 Oct 2020 3:31PM
A super example of glass craftsmanship and also macro-photography. My father used to work with Paul Ysart, a Spanish glassmaker, who worked with Moncrieff Glassworks in Perth. He produced paperweights and bowls etc. I hope you continue to enjoy your photography, and the fox keeps visiting your back garden!
19 Oct 2020 5:29PM
Hi all,
Just a note about Glass Engraving,,,

Laser engraved items are an accurate, modern method of internally marking glassware, almost a "push button" operation that can produce large numbers of identical items, ie mass production which has it's place.
Hand engraved items are just that a "one off" craftmanship produced piece of artwork produced to the customers specifications. This was more than a hobby for me, it was a business in which I completed commissions for customers all over the world. If you watch one of my videos better with the sound turned off as it can irritate. Website no longer live.

20 Oct 2020 9:56AM
You clever man John. So good. You can still bring out the artist in you with your photography at least. Debs
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2020 9:38PM
Interesting work !! Excellent image
Isabel GrinGrin
27 Oct 2020 8:20PM
Thanks to all that have taken the time to view, vote and comment on my photograph, all very much appreciated.
John Grin

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