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Old January 19th 04, 01:15 PM
Raff & Rebeca
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Excuse my ignorance, but I was wondering how (if it's possible) to cut
tempered glass.? i have a number of old equipment cabinet doors which would
be nice to re-use however they are very large approx 2000 mm x 500 mm and
about 5mm thick. It seems a pity to throw them away.


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Old January 19th 04, 02:42 PM
Steve Roberts
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R&R-

Tempered glass cannot be cut. It can, however, be etched / shaded by
someone (i.e., me) who does sandblasting. I take it (seing as how you
quoted the sizes in mm) that you're nowhere near the west coast of Florida?

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"Raff & Rebeca" wrote in message
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Excuse my ignorance, but I was wondering how (if it's possible) to cut
tempered glass.? i have a number of old equipment cabinet doors which

would
be nice to re-use however they are very large approx 2000 mm x 500 mm and
about 5mm thick. It seems a pity to throw them away.




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Old January 19th 04, 03:58 PM
Javahut
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"Steve Roberts" wrote in message
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R&R-

Tempered glass cannot be cut. It can, however, be etched / shaded by
someone (i.e., me) who does sandblasting. I take it (seing as how you
quoted the sizes in mm) that you're nowhere near the west coast of

Florida?

~s


Your right Steve, He's in Australia, no where near the west coast of FL.
Your best bet is to find a Tempering plant at a glass factory nearest you,
(ask the local glass guys where they order their tempered from after telling
them why you want the info) The tempering plant has miss runs all the time,
somebody reads dimensions wrong, or puts the logo in the wrong corner,
scratched pieces, etc. you may be able to get it at a serious discount.


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Old January 23rd 04, 02:37 PM
Ziggy
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Given the messing around and the price to recover this glass as usable
smaller pieces it is cheaper to drop it on a piece of concrete and buy new
glass. However you could have it annealed, recut and retempered, but again
the energy balance does not work out, recycle it and buy some new glass if
you need it..
"Raff & Rebeca" wrote in message
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Excuse my ignorance, but I was wondering how (if it's possible) to cut
tempered glass.? i have a number of old equipment cabinet doors which

would
be nice to re-use however they are very large approx 2000 mm x 500 mm and
about 5mm thick. It seems a pity to throw them away.




 




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