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victor 08-04-2007 02:45 PM

cutting glass

can anyone give me some advice on cutting glass.
i know how to cut a staight line, round shapes are the problem.


jiggyjack 08-04-2007 08:18 PM

Let a pro do it unless you have all of the suction jigs to do radii.

Most Hardware stores can cut arcs or radii.

Da Vinci 08-07-2007 12:51 AM

It depends on how precise a curve you need. Stained glass is made by sketching a pattern on paper first then laying glass on top of it and following the curves freehand with a cutting tool. The more severe the curve the harder it is to cut.

If you need a more precise cut, a tool is used that looks like a compass with a suction cup. If you don't mind a few bad cuts, you can experiment until you can do it (on scraps preferably).

It's kind of fun to play around with-

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