i have this huge square wall mirror I bought a while back. Now I no longer need
such a big piece and I want to cut it into a smaller piece. Any recommendations
on the best cut to size the mirror?
do you mean how do you cut a mirror? if the edges are going under a frame,
just use a glass cutter and a straight edge. if you need a 'show' edge or
dont feel comfortable with snapping a big mirror after scratching it with a
glass cutter, i would take it down to someone with the tools to do that
properly, like a glass place.
its not really clear what you are asking...?
It is very entertaining to cut tempered glass. I had a large (2' X 4')
piece of glass and was ignorant of the fact that it was tempered. When
I attempted to cut the glass I immediately reduced it to pieces about
1/2" or smaller. It took the next three hours to clean out the shop. I
still occasionally find small pieces of glass.
I had a neighbor who tried to cut a piece of tempered that was about
1" thick. he scored the line (said it "felt funny") and clamped it to
the table with a dowell under the score and put considerable weight on
the overhang. nothing. so he flipped it and scored the other side.
just as the cutter finished the line the piece shattered explosively.
loud noise, little cubes of glass thrown everywhere...
if it's intended to be mounted in pretty much anything it's supposed
to have an identifying stamp on it. otherwise it's pretty much
indistinguishable from plain glass with relieved edges. that's one
thing- the edges of tempered glass are AFAIK always ground- the stuff
becomes very susceptible to failure from minor edge defects once it's
tempered... but there's plenty of untempered glass with ground edges
Open the phone book, look under glass, pick someone listed that is near by,
bring it to them, tell them how you want it cut, go home, when they/you
call.or they otherwise indicate the job is done go pick up the "new"
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