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Forum topic by hairy posted 02-18-2013 09:37 PM 2190 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hairy

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02-18-2013 09:37 PM

I’ve spent a big part of the day looking for some. I went to Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. I’ve googled, looked at ebay and amazon. Can’t find any. I did find oval and convex, no flat round glass. I saw many round picture frames for sale.

Glass or plexiglass is fine. I don’t want to cut anything. Non glare would be awesome.

I have some ideas for photo frames. I will crop most of the background out, leaving a face, and print at home. For example, think of a sunflower with a baby face .Lots of possibilities.

6 inch diameter is the biggest I would want. 2, 3 and 4 inch diameters would be good. I want to have the glass on hand before making the frames.

Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks!!!

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 09:48 PM

Maybe a clock place will have what you’re looking for. I know Klockit has some glass and brass bezels that have a curve in them. I think a curve would look nice with what you plan to do.

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 09:49 PM

I had some 13” round glass cut at a local glass shop a couple years ago, I think I paid about $10 each. You might also do a little searching or check with a craft shop to see about a device that cuts circles, so you can make your own.

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 09:51 PM

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 09:52 PM

Any picture framing store will cut that glass for you, just take your frame to them.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 09:52 PM

+1 for the local glass shop. They cut circles all the time.

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 09:53 PM

I would imagine you could find a business that deals in glass (ie – auto glass) would cut any shape you would like. There’s a handfull in my hometown that specializes in glass and mirrors

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#7 posted 02-18-2013 09:53 PM

You might check with these folks:

http://www.flashlightlens.com/index.php?app=cms&ns=display&ref=splash

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hairy

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 04:08 PM

Thank you all! Here’s what I got so far. My best option is a local glass shop, they can cut circles down to 2 inch diameter. 2,3,4,5 or 6 inch , the price is $10 each. I’m paying for labor, the glass cost is insignificant.

I did find a clock parts supplier that had a few sizes, $6.50 plus $11. something shipping .

I called a few picture framing shops. Not only no, but HELL NO!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 07:12 PM

My wife owned an art gallery/picture framing store for 15 years and would have cut out anything you needed. Some people just don’t want to work for their money.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 02:04 PM

LOL@ “HELL NO”

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