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Seeing my grandfather and grandmother create beautifully carved glass was mesmerizing; I felt like I was a part of some elite family. (Images courtesy Braden Todd) 63 S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 0 sandcarving setup and a stone saw. For the Wild on Windsor awards, everything was done by hand, from the cutting of the flagstone bases, to sandblasting the ripple details. These sandcarved awards opened the door into the awards market. Glassmith2 has always focused on designing and producing one-of-a-kind awards using unique materials and processes. We have since expanded from sandcarving and paint-filling to laser cutting and UV printing. The thinking-outside-the- box mentality has remained a constant throughout the growth of the business. It is amazing to look back and see how far Glassmith2 has come. From the beginning when it was just me and a sandcarving setup to today where we have the latest equipment and a team of dedicated and talented team members, it has been an amazing journey. My grandfather was able to see the start of this growth and even attend some of my own shows, and I know that he would be blown away to see all the new technology that we're able to utilize. I like to use a lint-free microfiber cloth and denatured alcohol for the final cleaning process. This removes any leftover resist and tape residue, as well as fingerprints, making the glass ready for your customer. Catch Braden Todd talking all things custom gifts, wearing multiple hats, and how he benefited from diversifying his shop's services in Episode 10 of The GRAPHICS PRO Files: http://gpro.ly/gpftodd.

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