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Forum topic by Divotdog posted 06-06-2012 03:16 PM 661 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2012 03:16 PM

Hi All,

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!

Thanks,
David

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


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#1 posted 06-06-2012 03:31 PM

would probably work fine but the tape would show through the glass once the top is raised.

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

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 03:36 PM

C.R. Laurence makes a kit for this using aluminum ‘F’ frame moldings used in commercial display cases.
It works slick.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 05:43 PM

I was also thinking about using a spinner contained in a slot in the frame behind the glass. You could tighten the spinner with a counter sunk screw. So then my 1/2” rabbett would have to be a little deeper so the glass would be recessed instead of flush. It would be recessed the thickness of the spinner so everything is still flush.

Just another idea is to install small pieces on the corners screwed to the inside of the frame and here again the glassed would be recessed to accomodate them or the box top could have a little mortise for them.

Any thoughts? I have struggled to replace glass at my house and I know it’s not easy for everyone.

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

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