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    How to cut and machine glass

    Most of the toolmakers that i know with 20 years experience have a glass cutting tool in there tool box
    I was surprised when I asked on social media that almost no one had a glass cutter in there toolbox
    So I made a video how to cut plate glass and what happens when you try to cut tempered glass
    and how glass is machined to make parts for example an iphone

    Last edited by shopandmath; 09-18-2020 at 08:10 AM.

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    "broken up"
    Hah!

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    I have a foolproof way to shatter glass - let me try to cut it. I have a nearly perfect record of ruining glass I'm trying to cut.


    Neil

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    I learned about cutting tempered glass when I was about 12. I was trying to cut a piece of glass from an old TV ( old CRT, pre flat screen). It looked like the last out take,until I finally gave it one last try, then it looked like when he tried to cut tempered glass!

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    Very helpful, I NEVER SEEM TO GET THAT GREAT "SCORE" SOUND and the result - broken glass. Is there any way to CUT tempered glass? Thanks - Nick79

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    I'm gonna get one of those diamond scribes. I've heard of using a sandblaster to cut tempered glass - like for a car with a chopped top. Using the setup at funeral monument carving places.

    Forrest


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