“YETI, YETI, YETI! Where can I get a YETI for you to engrave, Ken Brown?”

Hook up your engraving drill and help me out!

It has slowed a bit since Christmas but when locals could find them in stores, those who knew I could personalize them came in droves. Many stores sold out and could not get more stock.  In case you don’t know the product, it is the 800 pound gorilla of insulated cups. They come in all sizes and are expensive. The two in the photo were $40. apiece.  I’ve been charging $15. for a first name and $20. for first and last.  I’ve done dozens and dozens of all sizes.  One is just right for inserting a beer or soft drink can. Insane how long the hot drinks stay hot and the cold drinks stay cold!

Note to you engravers.  Use a NEW #3 or #4 round carbide for about every 6th name you engrave.  The stainless is hard, but great to engrave…and fast to dull your bur.  I probably should be charging more but they’re fast and easy.  Like a girl I once heard about in high school.

Cheers!

-Ken

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5 Responses to “YETI, YETI, YETI! Where can I get a YETI for you to engrave, Ken Brown?”

  1. KenBrown March 9, 2016 at 9:49 pm #

    Talk to me!
    -Ken Brown

  2. Mark Miller - Mark's Carving & Engraving March 9, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

    How thick is the stainless on the mugs for engraving?

  3. Daniel Ropp March 11, 2016 at 7:25 am #

    Thanks for the tip on bur replacement times. Very useful, as the metal is much less forgiving it tends to be tricky (I have been working on some metal water bottles, where names are ok, but longer phrases are sometimes inconsistent).

  4. Patti Stemmermann March 11, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    I’ve been doing Yeti cups as well and noticed how fast the burrs get dull. Thank you for the info Ken!

  5. Keith Tuten March 14, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    I’ve done several of the $40 Yeti’s, even bought one when I tried making a g instead of the a that I should have done! Yep, that little extra stroke was costly but a great lesson, pay attention! I use a new bur on each and the stainless steel to me is pretty hard to keep from jumping and skipping, but control and patience wins out…