Maple display case 2, with ash floor

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Project by itsmic posted 09-02-2010 04:30 PM 1434 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone This is the other display case I made for Joe, it’s a 9” by 12” by just under 3” box. It was made almost the same as the smaller one, just added a hinge in the back, and a support piece for extra strength. On these projects I learned how to cut glass, or I should say, started to learn how, have not perfected the art as of yet, had a couple tries to get it right. With all the projects, the best part for me is the sharing, seeing Joe happy and sharing with all of you has been very rewarding, thanks for your support and comments.

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 04:43 PM

what is that 5th picture with the wire all about? maybe i’m missing something – but i dont get it

very cool boxes – cutting glass it hard! (for me anyways) i’ve failed at it every time i’ve tried so far – maybe i need a better glass cutter

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 04:56 PM

The wire is to hang the display case on the wall, Joe wanted that as an option, the four wood squares in each corner are so it can be hung any of four ways, thanks for asking

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#3 posted 09-03-2010 01:05 AM

Really nice work!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 09-03-2010 02:33 AM

Cutting glass is fairly easy—at least if you are only doing straight lines. having a good cutter does help (one that has an well for cutting oil—look at stained glass sites). Too much pressure is not the way to go. Even consistent pressure and stroke will do the job (I’d guess about 40 pounds of pressure for 1/8” – a bit more for thicker glass. A very slight froth coming from the cut is prefect. Never go over a scribed line. A consistent even pass (maybe 3” per second or so). Break the scribed line with thumbs on top; knuckles underneath and snapping down and pulling away. If it doesn’t break prefectly use grozier pliers or running pliers. — Nice work Mic—

-- herbc6306

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