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Forum topic by FaTToaD posted 09-02-2010 07:55 PM 905 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2010 07:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: box glass tape tip finish question wine

I’ve got a question regarding glass in woodworking projects.

I’ve been asked to make several more wine cork display cases for friends and coworkers, and each has a piece of 1/8” glass seated in a small dado in each side. The first couple I made, I just taped the glass with blue painters tape the best I could, finished it with danish oil or wipe-on poly, removed the tape, and scrapped what finish had dried on the glass with a razor blade. This worked out ok, but I was very time consuming.

Is there any better ways to handle this? I can only get the painters tape so close to the edge, and a little finish always dries and has be to removed from the glass. Any LJ’s out there with experience finishing around glass that may have some tips?

I thought of prefinishing the sides, but everyone loves those miter splines and so that’s out of the question.

Thanks in advance!

-- David

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 08:15 PM

Maybe replace the dado with a rabbet and quarter round trim piece. Do all the finishing and then install the glass. This would also permit replacing the glass if it were to get broken.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 09:17 PM

I like lew’s idea also, but if you don’t, maybe you have enough room between glass and wood for playing cards? or wax paper, though stiffer is easier.

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