|Forum topic by Divotdog||posted 06-06-2012 03:16 PM||672 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-06-2012 03:16 PM
I haven’t been on line in ages but it’s good to see you guys still there.
I need some advice with some presentation casees I am making. I have no major problems making decent looking boxes , cases, etc. but now I want to use a glass top. It seems intuitive – just use glass instead of wood for the panel. But theses type cases will also get toted around, stacked, packed and so forth. I am using extra strength glass but still it might get broken.
So the problem is finding a good way to hold the glass so that anyone could replace it ( I will probably be around some of the customers so they may be looking for me! ).
There is going to be a 1/2” rabbett around the inside of the frame so the glass can be flush or slightly recessed. I was thinking about matching wooden wedges driven into the corners, sort of like splines but on top of the glass. I didn’t want to silicone or glue the glass because it be completely visible when the top is open. I suppose I could use a thicker frame and create a slot next to the rabbett but this would sort of stretch my router skills – but what the heck!
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