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Bert Weiss
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Re: Surprise crack

Postby Bert Weiss » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:57 am

Bonnie Rubinstein wrote:I started with the base being single thick, then added on layers, so it became DT..except in a few areas.

I have had luck with the DT to start with, and if it were not for the weight, I would have used DT for this as well. But then I would have added more glass, making it very thick, and for this fixture, I wanted it to be a little lighter. I think I should have added enough glass to make the whole piece DT, consistently.

.. and Bert, if you have a good source for hollow core bits that LAST, please inform..

I like Amazing Glazing line of bits from CR Laurence. I have bought some cheap Chinese bits, but they turned out to be nearly useless to me because they were too short for my tripod drill setup. The AG bits cost a little more and last a lot longer, than their EDD series.

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bob proulx
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Re: Surprise crack

Postby bob proulx » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:43 am

If the crack is where it will not be seen maybe you could drill small holes at the ends of the crack to stop them form spreading. I still would not sell it but it may buy you time to show it.

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Re: Surprise crack

Postby DonMcClennen » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:00 pm

if you hang it in your kitchen like you suggested, you may be awaken some night by a huge crash :shock: :shock: :oops:
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