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Forum topic by Divotdog posted 06-05-2017 02:03 PM 923 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Divotdog

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06-05-2017 02:03 PM

Hi All – I haven’t been in this space for forever but it’s not because I know it all.

Has anyone ever mounted pulls on glass lids? I have had some success at drilling holes in the glass (double strength is easier) and I have also managed to drill some colorful stones for the pull. You just have to find one wit a flat spot for the bottom. But I have had problems actually attaching them through the hole with something that looks nice. I usually drill a hole in the stone big enough for a 1/8 ” dowel and then glue it to the stone..

So now I can insert the dowel (or whatever I wind up with) through the glass and secure it to the underside. OK? That securing part is my problem due to the need for strength and beauty. I don’t have to worry to much about whatever shows through from the bottom of the glass because the pull itself gives some cover.

There is probably a color-coded set of plastic nut covers or something out there with my name on them but I haven’t seen them.

Thanks,
David

-- David, Dallas,Tx - golf weather is warming up but it's cool in the shop.


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jbay

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#1 posted 06-05-2017 02:08 PM

I make a lot of glass display cases that I use UV glue to bond them together.
I UV glue metal hinges and knobs to glass all the time and on occasion have UV glued wood blocks as well.

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#2 posted 06-05-2017 09:58 PM

forgive my ignorance but what is UV glue?

-- David, Dallas,Tx - golf weather is warming up but it's cool in the shop.

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#3 posted 06-05-2017 10:19 PM

UV glue (will only) cures when you hit it with a black light.
It only takes about 15 – 30 seconds upon exposure to UV light depending on the power of your light.
The glass will break before the glue. It also works on metal to glass.
I have used a little 18” fluorescent light from Walmart before. It doesn’t take much.

https://www.amazon.com/CRL-Loctite-ImpruvTM-Ultraviolet-Adhesive/dp/B006JFKNMK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1496701117&sr=8-2&keywords=loctite+349

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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#4 posted 06-06-2017 01:03 AM

Thanks many – watch those fingers…

-- David, Dallas,Tx - golf weather is warming up but it's cool in the shop.

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