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Question by cricket92283 | last reply
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?
Topic by Korndog | last reply
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
Topic by wyyve | last reply
I have a large map (55" x 40") that I am building a frame for, yet there's no way I can afford a piece of glass this large and am looking for cheap alternatives. I am aware of plexiglass, but am wondering if there is anything else out there. My last ditch resort is to laminate it, but do not like that idea to much for aesthetic reasons. Thanks
Topic by MutinyDK | last reply
Im no pro but ive read that a digital camera can veiw infrared. Well is there a way to use a pair of sunglasses and rig up an old digital camera to them with the screen on the inside of the glasses and then attach ir emitters to the glasses so that i can veiw about 100 ft?
Question by trf | last reply
I had an idea the other night, but no idea of how to go about it. I Want to take two small screens probably about one to two inches big, then mount them on sunglasses and somehow input movie from an HDMI or an HDMI micro. like This: http://www.chinavasion.com/cool-gadgets/60-inch-virtual-video-screen-glasses-for-iphone-ipad-ipod/ but for anything that can output HDMI. i thought about this when i was on the plane and was tired of the people behind me asking to tilt the monitor -.- i have a Thrill 4G that uses a Micro HDMI to HDMI so im sure it would work with my phone and many others if we did it(although users without that HDMI port would need the adapter that makes Mirco USB to HDMI aswell) so basicly.. Android phone to adapter that has HDMI in to a pair of 2" screens to output movie ---------- I ->I ------------------------- ]---------- I Imicro I I Device I IHDMI I I I I ______ }------------------ ---[videodisplay ] --[videodisplay] Android HDMI video sunglass sunglass IN out screen1 screen2
Topic by Gomex19 | last reply
Our kitchen has an overhead light with a glass cover that screws on. The shade is glass and covered with a milky coating that makes it less transparent. We'd really like to take off or lessen the coating to make the room a little brighter. Right now we have to turn on the oven light to see properly in there!
Question by sunniegreen | last reply
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
Topic by robolux | last reply
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.
Topic by WesleyR10 | last reply
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?
Question by haz630 | last reply
My dad is going to give me a glass float (which will be called a glass ball from now on) but I need to make something to hold it so that it doesn't get broken. I'm not quite sure how big it is exactly, but it's definitely bigger than a volleyball. Anyway I have absolutely no idea what to make for it. I want something that will look good but not cost too much. So... Any ideas?
Topic by Sunbanks | last reply
Alright here's my question, I know I've seen it done a couple places, the first image I could find as an example was just this :http://www.en.dnp.dk/data/4418/3791/4418.jpg# (just see below)What kind of glass do I need to do something like this? I'd like to build a table of sorts out of glass with a projector built into the frame under it to project upwards onto the glass, then eventually perhaps adding an IR sensor and work towards building a touchscreen/MS-Surface-like table. Any thoughts? Obviously its not normal glass or the projector would just pass through it
Topic by ianidas | last reply
Hi I was doing some resources on how to achieve a rear projection on transparent surfaces like glass, but without of much success (there are projects on this site, but all are using a black projection material). I would like to do it on a shop window using a projector. I have found out that I need some special foil to get this working, but most of them are black and not transparen and there are a lots of brands. I am wondering if there would be a DIY solution, maybe a frosted white sticker cut to the size would work, to still keep a level of transparency on of the window. Suggestions are welcomed! Thanks!
Topic by vedtam | last reply
I was thinking of making a tempered glass worktable or desk, and was wondering if it was practical.Would it overheat from a left out soldering iron?How much weight would it hold?Would glass for the outer layers be better?I'm a complete and utter noob when it comes to glass and most furniture, so any help would be appreciated. Also my worktable is here.
Topic by bomberman3 | last reply
Years ago a friend of mine showed me an easy way to pop the top off a glass bottle. The bit with the threads just snapped off. Now I can't remember how the heck she did it. I think she used two bottles and rubbed them together somehow. Does anyone know this trick? or another, also easy trick?
Topic by Gwenhwyfar | last reply
Back when I was a kid I had a little chimistry set and part of it were instructions on how to create your own chmical garden in a jar.The metal salts only "grow" in the areas with lots of water while being cured into somthing more solid when it contacts the waterglass.Quite nice trick for kids of all ages.Another and commercail use is as a binder for refractory uses.On a home level you can just crush up some vermiculite and perlite to create solid and light weight fire bricks or plate - with just waterglass as the binder.Although for this purpose you want a higher amount of cat litter in your mix.Cat litter???Yes, cat litter is the same as silica beads but it dissolves much easier in the reaction with sodium hydroxide, or drain cleaner.60g of crystal cat litter, 80g of sodium hydroxide, 100ml of water.Mix it carefully and without getting too much sodium hydroxide in the mix to quickly and you have a jar of watergalls - easy...But there is other uses too, like you could see in my Ible about making your own ferrite.In some areas it is still used as a flame retardant or to fireproof materials that otherwise would combust too quickly.Wood that was vacuum treated with waterglass and fully dried turns into a rock like substance that looks beautiful once polished.And it has a really hard time burning...As it cures like glass with just little heat it was used in Fukushima by injecting it into the soil to form a barrier for the radioactive water.The heat from the radiactive water helped curing the mix...You can even use it to repair your cracked potter and glassware..Holes or leaks in your exhaust system? What a pain if you are too short on money to replace the parts.So a lot of us pay quite a bit of money for repair putties and bandages to seal the lak at least for long enough to consider a real fix.Did you know that all these putties and such are nothing but waterglass, glass fibres and filler material?The later often just very fine sand.Easy to make you own in bucket loads for less than what the repair kit costs LOLA total pain in the behind is if your old car gets a water leak.Usually it is a seal on the pump, a hole in the radiator or a tiny crack.One to to fix it for a while is to add an egg white to your cold radiator water or coolant.Then go for a drive and the egg white will boil off and dry where it comes into contact with air - outside you problem.Works remarkably well and won't harm any part of your engine either.Only downside is that it usually only lasts for a few days, being a natural product and such.Some people though claim they got weeks or even months out of such a cheap fix.A btter and more permanent way to seal such tiny leaks is to use waterglass mixed into the cooling system.It will form a lasting glass like seal that has no issiues under high heat or pressure.It even fixes your leaking head gasket if the water goes not get into the oil jet.Oil getting into the water might still still be fixable with waterglass.Water in the oil means the waterglass could enter the oil and if that happens you end with glass in your moving engine bits.A sure way to kill every engine and used to properly destroy them for recyling purposes by law in some countries.Waterglass is added to the engine oil and then it runs until hot enough for the water to evaporate.At this point the engine and all bearings just permantly seize.Waterglass added to cement provides a good barrier for oil and other liquids, making a spill cleanup much easier as the spill can't really penetrate the concrete.My personal favourite though is to use it for the easy removal of unwanted paint gretings on walls and such.You know how some kids think that a spray can with paint and a clean wall make artwork...If said wall is "painted" with a a mix of waterglass and sugar the spray paint will stick as good as before.But then you come with a pressure washer and clean it off in a few minutes and without any traces left on the wall.Sadly you need to re-apply the protective coating before the kid with the spray can comes back next night...What are your uses for liquid glass?
Topic by Downunder35m
Hello, I see many projects/videos about making solar panels or repairing shattered glass on solar panel with things like epoxy. But I have found nothing about chaging the glass of the solar panel. The cost of epoxy for a repair seems quite high (30$+?) and maybe not always suited long term. Assuming the cost of the glass wasnt much higher, is there something practical stoping a repair by chaging the glass rather than using epoxy? Thank you!
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Question by DEBI1234 | last reply
I am wanting to have a large image on my coffee table, protected by plexi/glass, but I don't want to screw through the plexi/glass; any ideas on how i can secure it??
Question by manuelle_override | last reply
Can you take a pair of Active Shutter glasses, ie. Samsung and adjust how fast the glasses are flashing (They usually flash around 92hz (48hz per eye), I was wondering if you could drop that down to 4-6hz per eye(8-12 hz overall)Is this possible? With a the circuits and timers?Any ideas on how to do this?Thanks
Topic by bethekind | last reply
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.....
Question by mindofclay | last reply
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..
Question by greensteam | last reply
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?
Question by KarenG156 | last reply
Takes 28,000 panes of glass, cover them in explosives, and ignite. The result is rather grand, and already a relic of the past before it's even finished... I don't have a clue what most of the voice-over on this ten-minute version is saying, but if you listen you can hear "western" words cropping up in the middle of Arabic sentences.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Hi guys, I recently found about 150/200 small glass vials in a salvage warehouse, they were too great to leave and i managed to get all of them for 4GBP! The problem im having is what to do with them? im open to all kinds of suggestions i just feel they deserve a good use! Thought i'd throw it out to the pros, any help? Thanks!! 15ml - Volume 25mm - Diameter 48mm - Height 22mm clip - Neck finish
Topic by g1zm0 | last reply
I am in works of putting together a glass dome with a wood base and a model inside. I am looking for ideas of ways to have the glass dome lock itself onto the base and having the option to unlock. So I do not want to permanently bond it I'm trying to think of some clever way of being able to have it lock whether you twist or some other way but I'm stuck . The photo below is similar to the shape of the dome I have acquired as far as shape I will just be using a knob instead of a rope on top and then below that is the bottom base I have which is more like a plate and not as deep as that first image
Topic by E-Ren89 | last reply
Neat stuff from the glassblowing labs at MIT! One of the greatest living glassblowers, Lino Tagliapietra, is working in the MIT glass Lab this week, so they've installed 3 webcams for anyone who wants to watch him work. You'll also see lots of classes and other neat stuff. Check out the live webcast here.
Topic by canida
This is a forum based game in which players (YOU) are trying to get objects through the mysterious Green Glass Door! The keeper's (ME) job is to make sure only the right things get through the wonderous Green Glass Door. So here is what you do... you say a random item, then I tell you whether or not it can go through. Pretty simple right?? forum rules apply and if you already know how to play or the discover the secret, DON'T RUIN IT!!!!
Topic by Deltablazing | last reply
Remove cabinet doors middles and replace with glass
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I have seen a lot of designs for solar troughs but I have not seen any with a glass cover on them. Why not? I want to build a solar trough to heat water for the hot tub but I need it to be able to shed michigan winter snow without filling with snow and wondered if the glass would interfere with the operation
Question by Rainh2o | last reply
I've only used plastics when 3D printing so it's pretty cool to see a movement into the glass medium. Besides the practical application, the video of the printer creating glasswork is quite pretty. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/08/25/why-being-able-to-3d-print-glass-objects-is-such-a-big-deal/
Topic by PlasticPanama
I'm taking apart a Kodak 4200 projector. The lamp assembly includes a piece of "heat absorbing glass". The manual says not to touch it unless wearing gloves, to keep it covered when out of the projector, and that it may shatter. Being clueless, this sounds spooky. Is it dangerous, or will I just wreck it for projection if I get fingerprints on it? Most glass shatters, but is this going to spontaneously burst into shards? It's not going back into the projector. Is it useful for anything, or should I wrap it in foil and toss it in the garbage?
Question by mole1 | last reply
I have always used Folkart Enamel paint to paint my wine glasses and never had any problems. This paint is now changing to the GLOSS only in stores, I can't find it in the non-gloss anymore. Why does the paint start cracking when I put on the 2nd coat of paint? I'm cleaning with alcohol first, waiting 30 minutes, then painting and it still want adhere to the glass with a 2nd coat. See picture below.
Topic by jccgeorge | last reply
I have 8 glass rods, 1 inch diameter and 4 to 6 feet long. Believe it or not, they were rods in the master closet of a 60's house we purchased 10 years ago. I still can't think of anything to do with them, but would love to make some kind of garden installation. We are VERY skilled. Any ideas greatly appreciated.
Topic by charlottenc | last reply
Hello Everyone, I'm new to this forum and I have made something I wanted to share and get some feedback. This is "Art Knife" I used a method I invented to etch hardened glass with colored images and made some into what I think is a pretty cool knife. The glass is held in place on a nice Damascus blade with a Sterling Silver frame. The etching can be of any subject, I chose the animals because they look nice but I could have put a portrait or other designs on my knife. I also want to use this technique for other fine items like memorials, awards, etc. The etching never wears because it's covered in a layer of Pyrex glass by baking it in a kiln. What do you think of this idea? Any feedback greatly appreciated! Cheers, John
Topic by John Pedini | last reply
Just put a video on Youtube about Laser Engraving under glass.A lot of people have made their own Laser Engravers using one method or another.I did the same using old DVD drive mechanism's a couple of Easydrivers an Arduino UNO and a 2 Watt Laser Diode and a Constant Current Laser Driver with TTL / PWM.Arduino has GRBL 1.1f loaded on to it and I use LaserGRBL (free program) to do the image settings, generate the GCode and burn the image.It's a good little machine, although the workpiece size is only 39mm x 39mm max.Eventually I'll build a bigger machine, but for now it does what I want it to do.Recently I removed the fan that blows the smoke away because it was whining a bit and getting on my nerves.So instead I tried using a piece of glass cut from an old flatbed scanner, on top of the workpiece.Seems to be good quality clear glass, I suppose it had to be if it was in a scanner.This stops the Laser from producing smoke and also soot.It does however produce a sticky residue on the back of the glass, but that can be cleaned off in soapy water.I was quite surprised at the results.Laser Engraving Under Glass.
Topic by StuartB44 | last reply