Learn How to Cut Circles Out of Glass

Intro: Learn How to Cut Circles Out of Glass

Learn the easy way to cut perfect circles out of plate glass for art projects, making a glass tabletop, glass coasters, or for repairing round windows. The only tools needed are a glass circle cutter with a suction cup, and an ordinary hand-held glass cutter. The technique is quick and easy to learn. Watch the video to see how it is done. Visit my web site at http://www.mdpub.com for more information on glass working and other projects.

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    sgbotsford

    1 year ago

    Awesome. What if you want the reverse? A sheet of glass with a 6" hole in it.?

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    aphasicsgbotsford

    Reply 1 year ago

    Yes I'm also interested in cutting a circle *out* of glass. mdavis19?

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    KellyCraig

    1 year ago

    On a whim I just bought about twenty pounds of lead solder, a few hundred pounds of stained glass, about eighty feet of came (the stuff they use for edges of leaded glass), five or six rolls of foil and a few tools, including a grinder and iron, for a hundred bucks.

    I've never dabbled in stained or leaded glass before, but I've been mildly curious about it. The deal was a great chance to test the waters. Since the deal didn't include a glass cutter, I resorted to the trusty ones in my tool box, trimmed a few pieces of scrap that were included, foiled and soldered them. Meanwhile, I bought a couple good ones (carbide wheels) off line.

    When the new cutters arrived, I tested them and, WOW. Night and day. Now I know not to just leave the cutters bouncing off other tools during storage. From what others say, I'll come to appreciate the carbide cutters, if I take care of them (e.g., fill and use the oil reservoirs or dip the tips in oil routinely).

    I'm anxious to try some circles now too. Thanks for the tips.

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    Ceejayvee

    1 year ago

    Works flawlessly. I had ruined so much glass before learning this. I appreciate your sharing this.

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    ritchie56

    3 years ago on Introduction

    I want to make concentric circles ("donuts: if you will). How would you remove the center without destroying the part I want to keep?

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    Vampyra65

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Do you have to use new glass to cut it ? I have never cut any glass before but would like to know if you've ever tried. I'm not even just talking about circles but even squares.