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break & cut glass to make mosaic pictures

Posted by marcincon (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 4, 08 at 12:37

DIYnetwork showed a way to make a sliding stained glass picture frame to block a window. The wooden frame surrounded a piece of plexiglass to secure it then they put different types of glass on top to display a beautiful design. You can recycle and break and cut old glass, colored glass, bottles, marbles, sea glass, colored aquarium glass rocks, etc. After the design was finished it was then grouted. Check out their idea: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/hi_bedrooms/article/0,2037,DIY_13904_4832535,00.html.

One question I have is, what type of cutter do you use? Would you need to have a special number bottle cutter and separate glass cutter? Would it be easier to make a bottle cutting jig to support your bottles?

Now it's time to start collecting glass, maybe the recycle dump would be a great place to start!


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RE: break & cut glass to make mosaic pictures

I use a pistol grip glass cutter.
I haven't cut bottles in a long time, but when I did I used a cutter specifically for bottles.
I reccomend that you post this question on the Stained Glass and Mosaic forum to get some great input.
Link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stained Glass and Mosaic Forum


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