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Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:51 PM

I was dumpster diving yesterday and pulled out 4 pieces 14x31 and 4 pieces 22x24, all 1/4" thick. What should I do with them? Build a light box for sure, but.....

 

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:10 PM

Sharpening station for your wood chisels.  Strips of sandpaper are attached to the flat glass making a great sharpening stone.  Search "plate glass sharpening" for more info.



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:35 PM

Heh, yes, I have that on the list too, but didn't want to get too far off topic. Thanks



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 03:53 PM

If it is really old and has a yellow tint to the edges it could be desirable to a beveler, or someone that engraves. Newer plate glass has a green edge tint, I am always happy to find old plate to do reproduction bevels with.



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 10:44 PM

it's all greenish. I find a corner that says "tempered" on one piece, the smallest. (I went back for the other 5 pieces, btw) 

 

I'll look at the others.

 

Can it (tempered) be cut via the Taurus 2 saw?



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:44 AM

The only thing you can do with tempered glass is lightly sandblast, if you try to cut it will blow. If it's green my senses tend to think that it isn't that old, just scrap plate.

 

Good find if you need it!



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:34 AM

Glass shelves can be useful.

Otherwise, if it's all tempered, other uses, as Knight says, are limited.



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Posted 01 December 2016 - 08:35 PM

shelves, yes. thanks for that suggestion.

I know a sandblaster, so I will get him to blast a piece for a lightbox. 

 

I may see about using some to create a splatter guard around the grinder. 



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:56 AM

Those are good ideas, too.

My light box is about 2' square and very portable... well, at least pretty easy to move around the shop.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:34 PM

One piece of the glass is 14x20, and that will fit very well into the top of my bench, which is framed with 2x4. The top is that white coated particle board crap,...so I can just cut a hole, leave about half an inch, and then set the router to work making a rabbet. I've got a small florescent light that will fit in there. 






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