Asked by 14612pinsham 7 years ago
Okay, I am making some glasses from some old 750ml bottles (vodka if you must know). I happen to have a matching 1.5L bottle, which would be too big for a drinking glass. I was thinking of turning it into a pitcher (no handle - it's small enough to wrap my hand around). However, I have no idea how to make a spout. Is there an easy way to do this? I'm guessing heat would be involved. Would this be too difficult or dangerous to attempt? I haven't really worked with glass beyond using a glass cutter here or there. Thanks.
Asked by novotm 9 years ago
Exploding Glass Tears-- forgot the name, but it's called "(some Austrian city) tears." ? Answered
You get a super-strong tear-shaped glass object that's incredibly strong-- stood up to repeated hammer blows on the bulb end. But when the "tail" is snapped, it bursts into powder. There's a wikipedia entry, but I need the name to find it again. I'd like to try it, but I need better info to avoid long trial/error sessions with hot glass.
Asked by Sawgrass man 8 years ago
Asked by pluocat 8 years ago
Hi all, I'd really like to work with glass objects. But I need to drill holes in glass. I have no idea on how to do this, and if any special tools or techniques are required. If anyone know anything about working with glass and drilling perfect holes (without breaking the glass), can you please instruct me on how to do this. Thank you
Posted by robolux 7 years ago
I just got a slab of pressurized glass (security glass) and I would like to put a cool design on it. Is that possible ?
Asked by Quest for Questions 7 years ago
I've been looking for the ultimate glass glue. I have tried many that claim to be, but in reality they are pretty much Testors model glue in a different package. All I have come across dry a bit rubbery and while it may be desirable in some projects, with a little flexing, the glue peals away. I have seen glass glued to glass that was clear, rigid and unyielding. So I know that it does exist. Suggestions.....
Asked by mindofclay 6 years ago
I need to mend a very old glass lamp shade. I rescued the set of three from a derelict building. As they all need to be on the light fitting, and it is impossible to replace such and old thing, I have to find a way to mend the broken one..
Asked by greensteam 9 years ago
I have a desk with a glass surface and have this inspiration to mount the tablets that I use as additional monitors under the glass. I need to replace it with something that will allow the touch inputs through it. Ill settle for any solid transparent material but I need it too have a decent thickness that I can maintain roughly the same strength of the glass material as part of the pretense is I would like to be able to still set things on top of the desk and use it as a workspace.
Posted by WesleyR10 2 years ago
I'd love to make some lighted wine bottles for a christmas present but have no idea how to easily (hopefully) get a hole in the back of the glass without shattering it. Any suggestions?
Asked by Lindword88 6 years ago
I like to drink coffe, but it getting cold easily. i wonder how to make my own simple, DIY, glass that can preserve the heat of my drink. thanks before :)
Asked by blass 8 years ago
Can copper wire cut into very small pieces mixed with glue work?
Asked by Spidewman 2 years ago
So I'm in the middle of this rebuild of this stand up desk that I am finally getting around to. Now I tore off the old laminate, it was cracked so on, and so on. Now I was going to just put new laminate on it however, I sanded down the wood directly below and while I was rearranging my shop I placed some glass I had laying around on top of it. Looking at it I realized I wanted to put glass on it instead of laminate.... (Thought process incase anyone is interested.... No one? Okay moving on.) Two questions. One What type of glass should I use for the desk. I know tempered glass is safer, however I also know it will break much easier. Plus, the glass wont be floating with nothing below it so its not like if it does break glass will go everywhere if I use normal glass. And I don't want to use plexiglass because I don't want to have to deal with scratches. Two Can I go to Home Depot and get glass cut to my dimensions needed for the desk?
Posted by Korndog 6 years ago
Dear friends i have to paint a big quantity of glass vases. It would be more than helpful for me to know which type of paint i should use!!! Thank u for your time!!!
Asked by jimmy-man 7 years ago
I have painted several glass blocks for a craft show. When I put the lights inside and turn the block back over, all the lights fall right to the bottom of the block and the top of the block is not lit. I see yours are lit and most of the ones I see are lit up top. I tried glue dots which only stuck to my nails instead of the glass block. Any suggestions?
Asked by KarenG156 1 year ago
Hello everyone today I found an interesting instrument known as the glass armonica (Also glass harmonica or hydrocrystalophone.) I began looking to see if there were any available online only one company i found even makes them (links at bottom) and they charge a very large sum of money for said instrument I want to see if anyone can make one. http://www.finkenbeiner.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XPfoFZYso8&feature=player_embedded
Posted by wyyve 6 years ago
Hello, I'm looking to make a prototype and I need to have a thick ( 1/8 of in) glass tube threaded at one end about a 1/4-1/2 in. up so I can screw on a cap. How would I go about getting that done or have one custom made for me? Can anyone help?
Asked by haz630 4 years ago
I would like to make glass rings of different sizes, and need to know how to round the glass slices I have cut from various bottles using a wet saw. Karen Marie provided a wonderful instructable on how to cut the slices. If they are put into a fusing kiln, the bottom will be flat, however, i would like them to be round. Would a torch work, and if so, what kind and size.
Asked by hbushell 7 years ago
I want to use the tiles for various projects, one of which will be a gazebo floor set into sand.
Asked by DottieM 9 years ago
So, I have some glass tubing, about 5mm diameter, about 1mm walls. I need to cut them to length for an Instructable (the cutting isn't the project, the tubes are raw materials).How do I do it? I'd rather not heat them up as I want them to stay straight and cylindrical.
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
I would like to build a cell of graezel but I need a support electrically conductor and transparent that can resists at 400 CÂ° Can anyone help me? Thank you Alessio
Asked by alessiof76 8 years ago
Just wondering is there such a thing? If it does, what would it be called? I'm looking for some kind of window film that can maximize the natural sunlight coming in, yet at the same time deflect most (if not all) of the heat. Some kind of film that can be layered/sticked onto windows, glass. Been googling around to no avail. Any kind of help is appreciated
Posted by Chein 7 years ago
I am a stained glass artisan. I am working on a project where I need to add some detail to a few of the pieces on the panel I am constructing. The detail I want to add to 5 of the pieces cannot be added using traditional stained glass techniques. Specifically, I need to draw a few short black lines on the 5 pieces. I want the lines to be a permanent part of the stained glass panel. Also, I cannot bake the pieces to cure the paint; hence, the paint must be air dried cured. What type of paint should I use? Are there special techniques in applying the paint? How long, after application of the paint, does it take to completely cure the paint? I really appreciate your help.
Asked by wlrogers43 1 year ago
Now before you rush to write down an answer let me tell you the details! The chunk of glass is 28 inches wide by 28 inches long and 2.5 inches tall. Composed of 160 painstakingly cut strips of glass that have been glued together into a jumbo block. Now try as I might, when laminating things together of ever so slightly different size together you are going to get high and low spots - And yes, this would have been soooo much easier a job if I had smoothed out the rough edges before laminating - Pesky hind-sight. Unfortunately my planer doesn't seem to work so well on glass, who knew :) Anyway, I will post some pictures to give you an idea of what it is, that has to be ground down. First off • It does not have to be perfectly smooth • A mottled surface would actually be appreciated • It is not going to be a lens of any kind, all though light will be transmitted through it. I have the following tools, but first - No I am not taking it 1700km to have it kilned. No, the local glass shop seems to have less tools then I do, at least in this scale. • Angle grinders • belt sanders • orbital sanders - but really? On the back side I used the angle grinder, with a metal grinding bit. Not to bad really all though the edges were taking a pounding. This was prior to applying resin and woven cloth, to give the glass a bit of tooth and reduce the high edges. This is for an instructable I am working on.
Asked by iminthebathroom 6 years ago
Today i learned how not to store a mirror i intended to use, then forgot about. the price of this knowledge: 4 stitches and a tetanus shot. the mirror cracked, and a large chunk fell on my ankle. im hoping, after reading this story, those of you with Plexiglas or mirrors lying around (not hung up) will make sure they are properly stored. btw: the mirror broke exactly along the blue line i marked on the mirror for where i wanted to cut it.
Posted by tech-king 10 years ago
I have a bunch of low e, argon filled double pane windows that I want to build a greenhouse with. Will the plants inside the greenhouse be adversely effected by this type of glass? I am not a "sciency" type - please advise me.
Asked by Taskar 8 years ago
I'm doing lost wax casting for a glass mold. I'm using parrafin wax to get the shape of it, but I was wondering what i could use to melt the wax out of the plaster of Paris once it's hardened. Also any advice regarding the whole lost wax process would be helpful!
Posted by Ehamby1219 2 years ago
It's been three years since I looked into building myself something inspired by the amazing work of Ingo Maurer. I had a chance to sit at this table (on a bench similarly illuminated!) and it's amazing. It's solid and it's completely transparent. There are no visible wires, the electricity is conducted through the glass. It's by far the most impressive t hing I've ever seen using LEDs.Three years ago when I first looked into it the only option I found was lab glass (I believe titanium oxide coated) that ran about $10 a square inch. Yikes.But materials science moves on. To make my project feasible I'm looking for something with 80% transparency and less than 20ohms/square inch resistance. (And hopfully much less than $10/square). I've read about "FTO coated" and "ITO coated" but can't find anyone who sells it to individuals.Any ideas? Names of possible suppliers, other materials to look into or random suggestions are most welcome.
Posted by Grathio 8 years ago
Please help me thinkof some fun challenging and creative projects for using my empty babyfood jars
Asked by mrs.bickford 6 years ago
I have an endless supply of 1ml vaccine bottles. They just end up in the trash. Any creative ideas to put them to use?
These have a metal lid, with rubber in the center where the needle goes in to draw the liquid vaccination out. It just seems a shame to throw so many cool little bottles away, but they're not recyclable.
Asked by fought piranhas 9 years ago
My question is after cutting a fiberglass sheet cloth , can the cloth take shape using ironing spray and some heating before applying resin , because im going to fiberglass a rc boat, but it is very slippery and there is no level between the fiberglass patches some details are deformed, so im thinking to put one or two complete sheets that cover every thing then resin it . is it possible?????
Asked by vwtm2006 5 years ago