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February '16

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52 a-e-mag.com • A&E FEBRUARY 2016 A Study in Sandcarving Images courtesy Brook Dyas STUDY 1: Brook Dyas of Sterling Cut Glass, Erlanger, Kentucky Equipment: IKONICS photoresist film; Media Blast/IKONICS custom built sandblast cabinets; IKONICS Washout; Vastex industrial dryer; Epson inkjet printers The Project The project was 10,000 glasses pack- aged in custom sets of two gift boxes. The bottoms of all 10k glasses were etched with a company's logo and the sides of the glasses were etched with quotes from 12 famous American heroes. • Completion Time: Seven days • Difficulty Level: Etching in multiple locations isn't necessarily difficult, but it does require almost twice the amount of time. • Customer: An ad specialty distrib- utor from New York. The glassware sets were being distributed to top customers and associates of a large military supplier. Additional Details The large volume and two-location etch required more time, labor and Sandcarving projects from around the country S andcarving is a unique way to personalize glass and crystal awards, but users can also accomplish much, much more with it. From large panels to intricate designs, people around the country use sandcarving to please a plethora of customers and tastes. Following, A&E examines the details that go into a variety of sandcarving projects.

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