I'm closing in on completing the Shaker style clocks I started in January,
and have run into a minor problem.
And what do we do when we have minor problems? (Besides a google search? I
did that.) We bring them here!
Background: These are two Shaker style wall clocks, following fairly
closely the article in FWW, Aug 2002, C. Becksvoort. The mechanical
movements are sitting in their shipping cases, awaiting installation. The
brasses are installed. Tried & True Varnish oil has been applied, and is
in the curing stages, on the cherry clock, and to the large panel on the
quilted maple version.
So. Glass for the clock face doors. Approx. 8.5" square. I had some cut at
the local, excellent hardware store. Double strength window glazing, to my
written measurements. The fellow asked to what precision I needed this
cut, and I told him 1/32". It still came out a bit large, in one
dimension, for each of two pieces.
I'd rather trim than return and squawk about this. It's not a big deal,
although I know he'd make it good, if I asked. It's that kind of place.
What I understand is that I can't trim with a glass cutter the small amount
remaining to be removed.
Can it be sanded or ground in some manner? If so, what safety precautions
should be taken? What tools?
Or have I started with the wrong material to begin with, and should find a
glass shop to do this? (Taking the doors off, and in with me, etc.)
I'd like to have this all finished for the woodworker's club meeting next
week, so's I can show off a bit. If the digital camera can be located, I'll
post pics as well.