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Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake posted 02-11-2009 10:16 PM 1118 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2009 10:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool scraper plane glass finish question

Does anyone use glass as scrapers? Years ago I used to rummage through the scrap bin at the local glass place and get pieces to bring home. One edge of the glass was always razor sharp and did a super job scraping. When it dulled I’d throw it away and get another piece. The glass is hard though and stayed sharp a long time. The finish was extremely smooth too. Does anyone still use glass?

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#1 posted 02-11-2009 11:26 PM

yes I have and it works surprisingly well ,as you have found.Another old idea that is like most old ideas hard to beat with modern technology.LOLAlistair

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#2 posted 02-12-2009 07:44 PM

Surely glass would make a great scraper. Trivia: Did you know that glass is one of the only materials that can have an edge 1 molecule thick…...hence the razor edge. I would stick with glass at least 1/4 in thick….it’ll stay sharp longer and is less likely to break in you hand….even if the thicker glass does break in your hand, it wont cut so beep, because it doesn’t spin so much in your hand…..after 25 years working with glass,, I should be part owner of Zee Medical Supply….they do make the best bandaids…..yoda

P.S. one really good thing about working with glass, if you know how to cut, you can easily have any size or shape you want….in minutes..

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