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 Post subject: Re: Working in glass
PostPosted: 03 Sep 2013, 19:05 
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Soundbrigade wrote:
Is the glass half full or half empty ...?? :confused:


Engineer's answer: The glass is twice as large as it needs to be :geek: :D

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 Post subject: Re: Working in glass
PostPosted: 03 Sep 2013, 20:01 
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Geek wrote:
Engineer's answer: The glass is twice as large as it needs to be
I saw that one comming. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Working in glass
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I use glass tiles as the front panels,

Whatever you do don't forget goggles I guarantee you will regret it if you forget to wear them even once!

The powder from the drill is another issue its gets in your skin like fiberglass and keep it away from food and pets..But you already know that :(

I only drill 10mm holes though and mount the controls behind on a copper plate.
I mark out with masking tape about 3 or 4 layers thick so the drill doesn't slip.
Diamond tip drill and be very patient.

I tape the tile to a wooden block bigger than the glass then you can hold the glass by holding the block.
You can ty-rap it by drilling holes either side of the glass in the wood.

To cut through hole for tubes better trying a granite worktop cutters maybe they can do it?

The only other way is heat the glass and cut the holes with a hot punch.
I.e. soft glass and hot punch.

But watch out hot glass the glass doesn't look hot and you can easily forget and touch it!

The other way is a local glass student!

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 Post subject: Re: Working in glass
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And talking about hot glass. It is preferable to work with "ordinary" glass and after making all holes, leave the glass to a glass shop and ask them to harden it.

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I have seen holes drilled in porcelin tile, glass, fine china and cast iron frying pans to make clocks using nothing more than a drill press, brass tubing and abrasive compound.


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