I have a few pieces of 3/32" glass that are just slightly larger than
what I need.
If I could get about 1/32" off of one side that would be fine.
I tried the belt sander with some medium grit...it will smooth the
surfqace somewhat but I don't get any material removal.
(I know -- it's hard sh**)
Either a special paper for the belt sander or something I can put on
the drill press?
If it's something that will take forever, I'll just junk these pieces.
diamond grinder or wet belt sander. take it to a stained glass shop or
someone who does stained glass. they'll probably do the job for a few
dollars and take only a few minutes.
if you're going to do this yourself, you need carbide belts to grind glass
easily. failure modes include shattering the glass due to heat buildup.
protect yourself (eyes, facemask, apron, long sleeves/pants, etc). don't
breath the dust. do you know for sure that the glass is non-tempered? if
not, prepare for an explosion. you can't trim tempered glass.
On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 12:51:37 -0700, mkr5000 wrote:
I found an abrasive web site with belts for glass:
As I was looking for a link, I found a lot of reference to the need to
lubricate with water, lots of water.
(by the way, I know nothing about the above link, never done any business
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