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Planning Glass Chassis Machining

Discussion in 'Modding' started by kuala, 1 Sep 2014.

  1. kuala

    kuala What's a Dremel?

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    Hi guys.

    I am looking into having 3 fairly large (650mm approx) sheets of glass cut into rhombus/rhomboid shapes for the window and a large part of the construction of a scratch build I may do.

    Does anyone know of anywhere I could have these cuts done cleanly in Kent/London?

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Thanks, Kuala
     
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  2. shinji2k

    shinji2k Minimodder

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    Cutting straight lines in glass is pretty straightforward. I've trimmed down mirrors before with a glass cutter. Glass cutters are inexpensive and I'm sure there are guides out since you've never done it before. You just score a line in the glass with a cutter and snap the piece in two. You may want to practice a bit with smaller pieces but as long as the glass isn't too thick it's not difficult.
     
  3. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    With sheets that size I'd prefer a professional to make the cut - dig out your yellow pages and look for glaziers and people who do mirrors (whatever the hell they're called) as they'll generally give you a bevelled edge as well which is a boon for handling.
     
  4. kuala

    kuala What's a Dremel?

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    Similarly to what asura said I am not confident making such big cuts on somewhat thick glass with chances of micro-cracks and such.

    Yellow Pages are probably a good start but I was wondering if anyone knew/could recommened anyone who they may have used before/know.

    Thanks for the out anyway!

    P.S. Baby Moon turned out beautifully!
     
  5. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    The below company is both in Kent AND (Greater) London :D

    Chelsfield Glass Ltd
    Glass Supplier in Orpington

    19 Windsor Drive
    Orpington
    Kent
    BR6 6EY

    T: 01689 862 419

    You could give them a bell and have a chat. The business has been there forever and must be fairly decent to have weathered the recession. Think my family have used them a couple of times over the years.
     
  6. kuala

    kuala What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you very much Fizzban!

    When I get the project going (may be some time) I will contact them.

    Thanks again!
     

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