I have a glass sided shot glass collection cabinet with a light on the inside top and glass shelves so the light can go all the way to the bottom. Unfortuantely I made the shelves out of single strength glass and there are now 180 shot glasses in there. I lived in fear of one of the shelves breaking and wiping out the whole collection so I bought some 1/4” plate glass pieces from the Re-Store to make new thicker shelves.
I had to cut 4” off one direction and 1 1/2” off the other. I had never cut that thick of glass before.
I first cleaned the (used) glass thoroughly and then clamped a straight edge to it to guide the glass cutter. Then I oiled up the glass with some 3 in 1 oil. I scored the glass and then proceeded to snap it at the line.
Grabbing the 4” piece and giving it a snap worked real well. 4 pieces cut real clean. Then I tried to clamp a board to the 1 1/2” piece to make the snap. The first one was fairly good with a little chip on a corner. The second one broke the piece in half. then I tried something different. I clamped the 1 1/2” part to the bench and snapped it with the 10” long piece. That snapped very cleanly. The rest of the pieces cut clean as well.
Some of you may know this process, but if you don’t, you can learn from my mistake of trying to snap a small piece from a big piece. It does not work well.
Have a good day!!!!!!!....................Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!