Routing glass

Has anyone tried routing edge profiles on glass?
RB
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Yeah, I think "Ol' Blindie" and "One-eye" gave it a shot.
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There were a couple Elu router on eBay a little while back that had been modified for use on glass. I'm not sure what all was done to them, but they had a bottle attached to the side with a tube going to the base plate to lubricate and cool likely.
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Those modified routers may be just what is needed to use these router bits.
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http://www.crlaurence.com/ProductPages/showLine.asp?GroupIDW39&Path=::386::5739
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How do they ensure the accuracy of the cutting diameter for the full length of the cutter? It seems as if you would get grooves where the diamonds are "high".
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rofl!! now thats funny.
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And lived to tell about it?
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yes. you can do it with diamond edged tools in a glass router (grinder). the diamonds are held in a sintered nickel backing. they don't look like normal router bits though, as they have no edges.
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stained glass work, awful messy as the wheel is in constant contact with a watered sponge. Don't expect to get polished edges unless you are willing to so invest a lot of money in graduated wheels.
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you can get a polished edge by carefully heating it in a kiln, but that usually looses most of the profile. a wet belt sander can also be used, but then you're limited to a flat profile. you can use a flexible backed diamond pad on a hand grinder to do roundovers. the grinder will have to have a center water feed.
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I have seen some elaborate machining of glass. This was done with a computer controlled mill and copious amounts of water coolant. A thick blank of glass was reduced to about 30% of its initial weight by relief of material from one side. Anything is possible if you have enough money and time.
Dick

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Will take water right on the cutter. Not an easy job to fixture for. Can be done, however. http://www.patwarner.com (Routers) *******************************************************************

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