How do i cut glass?

I don't want to cut a sheet of glass i want to cut the mouth end off of a glass bottle. What are the best ways of going about it?

Posted by azice 9 years ago


Drilling holes in glass

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 8 years ago


How to make a hole in a glass bottle

Hi all, is there an easy way to make a hole on the side of a glass bottle using a common drill or any other common tool?

Posted by hutt 10 years ago


Thick Conductive Glass

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


Cutting 1/4" thick safety glass

I have a shower screen of plain 1/4" safety glass which I need to cut and re-use. Could anyone let me know the safest and easiest way to cut this? Any help would  be appreciated.

Posted by ningas 8 years ago


Glass Desk

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


Glass armonica

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 7 years ago


How do I cut glass tubes?

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 11 years ago


Window or glass film that lets light pass through, deflects heat. Does it exist?

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 8 years ago


Bandsaw

Could someone tell if it is doable to put a wetsaw blade in a standard bandsaw, run a slow stream of water over the glass to be cut (a bottle in this case) and thereby convert the standard bandsaw into a wet saw?

Posted by Plutosson 1 year ago


Plexiglass needed

Anybody giving away plexiglass

Posted by Loganbo 6 years ago


safely handling glass and rigide plastic

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


Lost wax casting help

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


Looking for electrically conductive glass (or other clear conductive material)

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 9 years ago


Best Way to make uniform crushed glass at home

I obtained an abrasive blaster and I decided to use crushed glass as the media. I have a steady supply of beer an wine bottles that I can crush but have a slight problem. I am currently useing a capped steel pipe and a baseball bat to crush the glass. The results are anywhere from large quarter sized chunks to dust. I want to have crushed glass roughly uniform in size as well as to be able to make larger or smaller sizes depending on the application (rust, paint, etching, etc). Does anyone know of a way a DIYer could make a uniform crushed glass abrasive to use in a blaster?

Posted by drakesword 8 years ago


How to stain the base of a wine glass?

HI all, I've been looking all over, but with no success. How would one go about staining the base of a wine glass? I have no idea what kind of pigment to apply to the base to make it coloured (but translucent) or how to apply it. It seems like a nice way to bring together a mismatched bunch of glasses, but I haven't found a way to actually do it. Any help is welcomed!

Posted by setekh 7 years ago


Glass alternative

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

Posted by MutinyDK 9 years ago


Take 28,000 panes of glass...

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.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


how can I drill into Ikea aluminum frame to add knobs without breaking tempered glass?

Help! I need to drill into an Ikea aluminum door frame to add a knob. I don't want to break the tempered glass. Thanks

Posted by judyb52 2 years ago


Traffic light plates and other waste glass reuse

What does a municipality do with old traffic lights? Why, they can make them into dinner plates! Recycled Glassworks makes plates from old traffic light covers from retired lights, often the ones replaced with the newfangled LED kind. Oddly, the green lights end up as blue plates... dunno if this is an artifact of the plate-making process or if the light behind is very yellow, necessitating a blue "green" light.But while that's probably their most dramatic product, there's another. Most glass recycling is limited to bottles and jars. The only thing to do with broken windows, or broken glass tabletops, or other glass of this kind, has been to throw it away. Recycled Glassworks accepts this kind of glass in addition to the traffic light kind. They cut it to size and kiln-bake it in a mold (a process called slumping) to produce extremely attractive bowls and plates.Way to go, Recycled Glassworks!

Posted by rachel 10 years ago


Video projection on glass?

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!

Posted by vedtam 5 years ago


Eyeglasses online?

So, has anyone here ever ordered glasses online from places like zenni optical? I'm asking because I really need new glasses, it's been 4 years since my last eye exam, but stepping into a place like Lenscrafters or pearl mean I'm going to be out $200-300 dollars I really don't have right now. So experiences +- would be appreciated. I can get my eyes checked for cheap at Sam's Club, but damn, I'd like glasses that only cost $8 bucks, I wouldn't have to care if I lost them in the surf or canoeing.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 9 years ago


Clueless Bottles

[Location: Buea, Cameroon | Central Africa] I buy a local fruit juice that is sold in glass bottles about 6 inches high and that can hold about 310ml of liquid. Funnily enough, the company that fabricates these drinks does nothing to recollect used bottles and neither is there some company set up here for recycling of glass or anything like that. Business-wise, this tells me a lot I could benefit from. However I am now in possession of about 100 of these bottles and I have no clue what to do with them.  Any suggestions? -Cheers Attached: Image of Bottle

Posted by Code Six 7 years ago


how to make liquid soap for sale purpose

I will be thanks full if any one explane to me how to make liquid hand wash and dish wash ......

Posted by azam7676 6 years ago


Tips for finishing cut bottles

I bought my boyfriend a Kinkajou Bottle Cutter and Bottle Cutting Inc. sandpaper kit because he was interested in recycling bottles into drinking glasses, candles, etc. He was really excited about the handmade gifts he planned to make, but the sanding/ finishing of the bottle rim has turned out to be such a laborious process he's only finished one glass in 6 months. The sanding papers range from 80grit to 220, I believe. It just takes so long to get a nice smooth edge that your arm is killing you and it's difficult not to give up before achieving a truly professional result. Anyone out there have tips or tricks to make the finishing process faster or less tiresome? Any secret tools of the trade we should know about?  We don't have a garage or big power tools to work with, though I've considered seeing if maybe there's something we could rent for a day(?) I've also looked into BC inch's new "diamond' sanding pads but we're hesitant to drop more money into the project unless we hear those are totally amazing. I welcome your thoughts!

Posted by ashleyjlong 3 years ago


Cleaning Glass Cullet: getting the labels off already smashed bottles

Short Ver:  I'm looking for a way to get the paper, foil, glue, and plastic labels off the bits of glass that have been smashed at the recycling center. Long Story:  There are several good uses for recycling glass cullet, the glass is plentiful at the local recycling center, they get very little for it because there isn't a re-user within efficient shipping range.  I was looking into buying recycled glass to use in a project, but shipping to get it delivered is outrageous $.  I want to start off with glass as the aggregate in concrete countertops.  That's a lot of glass - a couple hundred pounds per countertop.  Yes, they're very heavy.  I've internet searched to my bandwidth limit.  No-one nearby does the glass cullett thing. So, I went to the local recycling center and picked up a couple of 5 gallon buckets of smashed glass.  Really great.  Now, how do I get all the labels off?  Thanks, Ruby

Posted by rubyintherough 7 years ago


Cleaning Glass Cullet: getting the labels off already smashed bottles

Also posted in Green Category Short Ver: I'm looking for a way to get the paper, foil, glue, and plastic labels off the bits of glass that have been smashed at the recycling center.  Or, a cheap (nearly free) resource in KANSAS. Long Story: There are several good uses for recycling glass cullet, the glass is plentiful at the local recycling center, they get very little for it because there isn't a re-user within efficient shipping range. I was looking into buying recycled glass to use in a project, but shipping to get it delivered to KANSAS is outrageous $. I want to start off with glass as the aggregate in concrete countertops. That's a lot of glass - a couple hundred pounds per countertop. Yes, they're very heavy. I've internet searched to my bandwidth limit. No-one nearby does the glass cullet thing. So, I went to the local recycling center and picked up a couple of 5 gallon buckets of smashed glass. Really great. Now, how do I get all the labels off? Thanks, Ruby

Posted by rubyintherough 7 years ago


Japanese Glass Float

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?

Posted by Sunbanks 9 years ago


Projecting onto glass

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

Posted by ianidas 10 years ago


DIY (very) big bubble glass (acrylic or epoxy)

I just love these lamps from Axel De Witte: http://alexdewitte.nl/?p=44 Is it in any way possible to create similar very big bubble glass with either acrylic or epoxy or something similar? I have something in mind of a balloon in the shape I want and then spray painting it with epoxy resin or similar many times and then in the end remove the balloon inside.

Posted by hensor 3 years ago


Help? Chunk glass hanging lamp how-tos

Hiya, I'm a noob. I love the look of chunk glass lamps, and like hanging swag / pendant lamps, but the real thing is ridiculously expensive. So, I'd like to make one. The wiring is reasonably straightforward, any one of the kit things would work fine. Where I'm running into trouble is how to put it together. I know it's going to be heavy, which is ok; Elephant hooks from Amazon claim they can support a hundred pounds if put into a rafter.  What I'm looking for is how to make the thing to attach the glass to. A lot of the existing ones (If you search google for 'chunk glass lamp' you'll find what I'm interested in) use either molded lead or mortar. I'm kind of looking for a slightly lighter weight solution; I'd rather the weight be pretty rather than structural.  An idea I originally had was something like a 3d printed frame, maybe in sections that can snap together with a network of supports to glue the glass to, to allow a thin smear of mortar or clay or something to cover it, so the light only comes through the glass.  I know many of the original ones from the 60s and 70s were lucite vs glass, Big hunks of glass seem relatively easy to find, big hunks of plastic not so much. If anyone has a good source for either or both, I'd love to hear.  Be gentle, it's my first time here. :)  (Tried to attach a file, but I'm at work, and it looks like the network is nuking it. Just search google for 'chunk glass lamp' and you'll find dozens.)

Posted by StarChaser_Tyger 1 year ago


Any suggestions for improvement for this LED Wind Chimes? FEEDBACK!

Hello guys! Here is an LED Glass Bottle Chime that I had put up on Instructables. Do you have any improvements for the model? any ideas? I would love to here what you think of it, do have a look! If you like it please give it a vote, in the glass contest to show your support : ) Here's the link : https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Glass-Bottle-Chimes/ Share and follow me! Cheers!

Posted by Craftcorner 1 year ago


Glass dome / cloche Display

 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 

Posted by E-Ren89 1 year ago


morror how to make one

How do you make a mirror using a glass pain or a sheet of clear sheet of plaset arilick

Posted by Patrick L Durbin 10 years ago


Little Glass Vials, ideas?

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

Posted by g1zm0 9 years ago


Do not push - Laptop HDD

Has anyone ever seen the little sticker on a laptop hard disk drive that says Do Not Push?Guess why?The platter is made of glass?!?!?! (I figured this out by being my normal "Do the opposite of what the sticker says" self)Wanna see?

Posted by thermoelectric 9 years ago


Find/make frosted glass/plastic tubing

I'm building an audio vu meter, and thought the LEDs would look nice enclosed in some frosted tubing, but I'm having trouble finding any. Something like a fluorescent tube would be perfect, but the coating on the inside of them rubs off fairly easily (is it phosphorous based?), and cutting these things open isn't usually recommended (they have small quantities of mercury in, I believe). It's easy enough to find perspex tubing on ebay, but it's all clear - I really want something translucent, so that the LEDs give a glow of light, rather than a point. Is there something I can coat glass or perspex with to create this effect? Or am I searching for the wrong words? I sometimes see the fluorescent tubes referred to having a satin finish, but that hasn't helped

Posted by psmith37 5 years ago


water-based kinetic LED lamp

I want to mak a kinetic light using high-powered LEDs to produce glitter line through a thin layer of agitated turbulent water in a wall mounted shelf. So, this gives me a few questions, but let me start with the idea I've got. I want to seperate a shelving unit (preferably solid wood not particleboard with some decent HxDxW) into two compartments. A glass sheet would be slid into grooves onto the side supports. The upper portion of the shelving unit would then be wood, waterproofed with some thin styrene plastic sheets. The bottom would then be composed of a large aluminum sheet (recessed slightly upwards for astheatics) which would house several LEDs in addition to the power adapter and voltage regulator. This would likely follow the "powering high powered LED" tutorial's alternate power source to the pucks. At this point a small pump would be placed into the upper compartment along with just enough water to submerge the pump to a safe level. Perhaps a small recess would be included in the top to allow instant colour shifts by using stained clear plastic sheets (this would reduce total illumination, but these are to be mood/ambient accents not primary lighting source) to avoid any of the more expensive/complex colour shifting lamps. The big question I have at this point is how thermally safe this would be, and how much LED I would actually need to achieve decent brightness. Also, I would prefer if the bottom was modular enough I could remove and work on it without dissasembling the entire assembly, but this may not be possible. Finally, I was wondering if I could run the heatsink material up the ront of the shelf, past the glass, and into the water (this should give great heat dissipation) and have a SAFE and STABLE waterproof join between a flush glass-metal joint with possible use of epoxy and/or silicone caulking. Anything not specified in here I'm uncertain of how to do exactly. So! If anyone has any ideas, suggestions, or awareness that this is pure madness (or has a better way t oget those glitter lines i lust for) please let me know.

Posted by JRGumby 10 years ago


locators for glasses

I'm hoping to find an idea t o make a glasses locator. I know there are plenty of locator devices on the market but nothing small enough to put on glasses.

Posted by worthing 9 years ago


Need glasses?

 post your steampunk goggles / glasses hear and be sure to share ideas !

Posted by knuckel 8 years ago


500 Glass Diodes

Selling 500 assorted glass diodes. To purchase go to "http://cgi.ebay.com/500-Assorted-Glass-Diode-/260660715619?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item3cb096e063#ht_500wt_1154" Thanks

Posted by tinstructable 8 years ago


Steam engine model made entirely with glass!

Here is a beautiful model of a steam engine made with glass.

Posted by blkhawk 4 years ago


Where to buy large glass tubes?

I need several glass tubes (10-20) that are around 30-40mm in diameter and 6 feet long. They also can't be rediculously expensive, I've been searching for a while, but all I've been able to find is glass with a length of 4 feet and a diameter of like 10mm. Any help?

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago


I need an idea of what could be made from two curved glass deli cabinet doors.

Along with a few flat glass shelves, I was given two large curved glass deli cabinet doors as shown in the image below. They still have the aluminum bars attached to the long ends. One the top side that was formerly attached to a hinge mechanism and one being the lower side that formerly held a rubber seal. I only have the doors, as the rest of the cabinet was used for another purpose or recycled by the previous owners. I'm trying to come up with a project to repurpose them for, but I'm drawing a blank. They are about 4 feet long and 2 feet wide with no cracks.  They appear to be tempered glass and are very heavy. Here are some ideas: -  large vertical display cabinets made from wood with the glass doors on the front of them might work by using the short ends as the top and bottom. - large horizontal display cases made from wood with the glass doors as the top or front and access to the rear. - Some sort of greenhouse window. - I eventually would like to build a house out of shipping containers. Incorporating these into the plans as windows would be cool as long as I can figure out how to frame them out to give a good seal. perhaps as a skylight? (Of course, not being double paned, they wouldn't have much of an R-value). - Something artistic that can utilize the glass panes and be hung on a wall or used as a display. I have access to a Hackerspace in St. Louis, Missouri with plenty of tools and other raw materials. The pieces are so large that I'd have to work on the project and clean up each day rather than leave the project out. It's a shared space, so I don't want my stuff to be in the way of others. Any input from the Instructables community would be helpful.

Posted by GeekTinker 2 years ago


Glaze/Plastic/Glass Look for Paper?

So I am planning on making an Origami figure as a birthday present for a special friend I am going to be investing at least 24 hours just for the Origami and additional time with the accompanying objects. I want the present to last so i was wondering if there is any like spray on plastic, glaze, epoxy or something that looks like glass or see through plastic so it will make it look pretty and increase durability? It would be also nice if it were water proof. Since i am investing a lot of time into this "Project" any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, AWX

Posted by angelwingzx 9 years ago


Vacuum Tubes

What kind of vacuum tubes are these? What can they be used for, etc? I found them from an 80's TV.

Posted by tinstructable 7 years ago


Adapting LCD Active Shutter Glasses (3D Glasses) possible?

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

Posted by bethekind 5 months ago


Tempered Glass Table

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.

Posted by bomberman3 9 years ago


Induction Heat used to melt glass and other metals

This is the start of an intended discussion about using induction heat to melt glass and other various metal.

Posted by JuxtaposedIToldYouSo 7 years ago


Pictures of my glasses.......

Best picture in the world..

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago