glass cutting?

What kind of blade should you use if cutting glass bottles on a wet tile saw ?

Asked by cricket92283 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Glass knapping?

No matter what I do I can't glass knap. Help

Asked by jbend 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 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  |  last reply 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  |  last reply 3 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 10 years ago


Need glasses?

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

Posted by knuckel 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Nightvision glasses?

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?

Asked by trf 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Movie Glasses

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

Posted by Gomex19 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Milk glass coating on a glass lampshade: is it removable?

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! 

Asked by sunniegreen 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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  |  last reply 8 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 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Threading a glass tube? Answered

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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 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


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 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  |  last reply 3 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  |  last reply 5 years 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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Pictures of my glasses.......

Best picture in the world..

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Gluing Plastic to Glass??

What would be the best way to glue plastic to glass?? I have some Epoxy but I don't know if that would hold.

Posted by Mr. TiKi 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Glass Bottle Ring

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?

Posted by Gwenhwyfar 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



how to get scratches out of table glass top? Answered

Asked by 14612pinsham 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Glass Question - How could I make a spout for a pitcher?

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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How i can make prism?

I want make prism of window glass 2mm . After cut glass side became not smooth. How can i polish side of prism?

Asked by SevaKaptur 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


where i get the HMD system.?

Asked by amey94 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Help needed in fixing plexi glass or glass to table top...?

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??

Asked by manuelle_override 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What is the ultimate glass glue?

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 7 years ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


What glue is good for glass?

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  |  last reply 9 years ago


Lights inside glass block

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 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Drill hole in glass bottle? Answered

 Dear All.. I would like  to drill holes(3 to 5 mm) on a many of glass bottles(beer bottle). Could you point me what kind of DRILL BIT ( see photo please) is better'.Thank you in advance for your time.

Asked by lam 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Using solder on wood or glass? Answered

I would like to decorate wooden frames or glass bottles with solder, and even add stones if possible. Does anyone know the materials needed and how to do this? Thank you.

Asked by jsvans 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years 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 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 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  |  last reply 9 years ago


MIT Glass Lab webcams

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.

Posted by canida 8 years ago


The Green Glass Door game!!

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!!!!

Posted by Deltablazing 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


install glass in cabinet doors?

Remove cabinet doors middles and replace with glass

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to make glass prism? Answered

Asked by charisgr8 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Moisture between glass windows?

Any ideas to dry out the moisture between double glass window? 

Asked by rx-rx 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


I Finally got Glasses

I finally got glasses and can finally see, it's pretty nice. I can now sit in the back of the classroom, goof off, and finish all my assignments at the last minute. Sweet!!

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Glass covered solar trough?

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

Asked by Rainh2o 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Hand Painting Wine Glasses

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. 

Posted by jccgeorge 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Heat absorbing glass question Answered

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?

Asked by mole1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Make antique mirror glass?

We want to give a new mirror a blotchy, spotted, peeling look to simulate very old mirror glass. We understand it can be done with acid. Any information would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Bill

Asked by hawknest1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


scratches on a glass table top

I have scratches on my glass table top (coffee table).  Some are quite noticeable, but most are normal wear and tear and only show when sunshine hits the table.  I there a way to restore the luster of the top?

Asked by ratburt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


3D Printing in the Glass Medium

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/

Posted by PlasticPanama 3 years ago


1 inch glass rods

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.

Posted by charlottenc 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago