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ssull4167

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676 days ago

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Hey guys I am just wondering where you can find already cut glass for picture frames cheap. I need quite a bit and the cheapest I can find is 1dollar for a 5×7 sheet. Anbody know of where I can get it online or some place else I can find it. I live in the Minnesota area. Any input would be greatly appreciated .


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IsaacH

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#1 posted 676 days ago

Cut it yourself from larger sheets. I was a picture framer at one time and cut alot of glass by hand because it was faster than using the machine…its not hard. The glass cutting tool is less than $5 at hardware stores.

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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IsaacH

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#2 posted 676 days ago

Just did a quick calc based on HD’s website, cutting it yourself should get you down around $0.60 a piece.

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#3 posted 676 days ago

Lowes will cut it for you for free but you might need to buy a bigger piece.

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 676 days ago

Every time I tried to cut glass with one of those little pen type thingees I had a lot of breakage. A dollar each doesn’t sound horrible to me. And yes Lowes will cut a piece of glass for free – but not not in volume.

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Dallas

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#5 posted 676 days ago

Dollar stores sell 5X7 picture frames for $1.00 Take it apart and poof….. you have the glass and the matting at no extra charge.
Save the metal or plastic frame for recycling and the mounts on the back for other tasks.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Cosmicsniper

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#6 posted 676 days ago

LOL…that’s what I do, Dallas. The glass can be a bit thin and fragile, but it’s a good solution. If you need something more substantial, then you’d probably need to visit a glass supply house and cut the pieces yourself. I think with cutting glass, it’s a technique thing…kinda like using a jointer. I too was never especially good at it.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 676 days ago

i shop the local thrift stores alot of times you can find old frames andget them for around$.25 each and chunk or recycle the rest.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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1yeldud1

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#8 posted 675 days ago

GO TO A LOCAL MOM AND POP LUMBERYARD – HARDWARE STORE. I visited my local store looking for a quantity of glass for arrow head display cases. They had a rather large pile of glass that had been cut for YEARS. i made a quantity purchase of this old stock and we both left HAPPY !!!!

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