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02-08-2009 11:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: curved front bowed glass afl question

Hi All, the LOML received a “free” glass shelved, lighted hutch from one of her girl friends. The only problems are it is missing the right front door and the style that held it in place. If any one knows of a glass place that I could send detailed drawings to and could reproduce this curved glass I would appreciate it.

Second problem is the Style. It has some sort of “picture” laminate over the particle board and I don’t have a clue how to go about matching the grain or color. Any information in this area would be helpful. As a last resort I just may make all new styles but the color match is what’s going to kill me.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Bow Front

Bow Front

Bow Front

The only information I have on the piece reads
ALF
MADE IN ITALY
COMM. 20267

thanks again.
Doug in AZ.

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#1 posted 06-06-2009 06:47 AM

An interesting piece of furniture and an equally puzzling problem to solve… any luck?

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#2 posted 06-06-2009 08:03 PM

Hi Mark, thanks for the reply. No, no luck so far. I made a stile and finished with cherry, looks pretty good but the closest I could get on the glass was $500.00. How lame is that for a bent piece of glass. I may end up with plexiglass or some other plastic. Hate to do it but I don’t see much choice at this point.
Later,
Doug

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#3 posted 06-06-2009 08:09 PM

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#4 posted 06-06-2009 08:33 PM

Good luck on the curved glass.

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#5 posted 06-07-2009 12:16 AM

Hi All, a1Jim you are the MAN. They have exactly what I need though I will have to drill my own holes. Now…
how in He__ do I make the holes in the glass? I’m excited, this has breathed new life into this project. Thanks for the revival :)
Later,
Doug in AZ.

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#6 posted 06-07-2009 05:38 AM

Doug

if the glass is tempered you don’t — it will explode!!!

There are some bullet shaped flat bits for glass. or you can use a piece of copper tubing in a drill press with valve grinding compound. would need to support your glass solidly some how and maybe use clay to build a dam around the hole to keep the compound from running off

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#7 posted 06-07-2009 06:51 PM

Thanks all for the help and replys, The glass from a1Jim’s site is not tempered so it should not be a problem, Fred, the copper tubing and drill press sounds doable to me, I have clay and am versed in the use of dams. The glass is going to be around 3/16” thick, do you have a speed for the drill press?
Later,
Doug

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#8 posted 06-07-2009 07:02 PM

I’ve never used the method, just heard it mentioned. probably could google (drill glass grinding compound) for more info. I assume slow and light. As I noted before if the glass is tempered it WILL explode . . . you cant cut / grind tempered glass. In theory glass for a door should be tempered but if if it was an older piece it might not be. not sure what your bent replacement would be.

some results from (drill glass grinding compound)
http://yarchive.net/metal/glass_drilling.html
http://astro.umsystem.edu/atm/ARCHIVES/JUN98/msg00907.html
http://www.aka.org/wako/Perfect%20Fishroom.html

fred

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