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the holidays in a rush, seems like they
came and went in no time. It was great to
have so many projects to work on. Now that
the shows are complete, we hope to be able
to work on some inspirational women
has a piece featured in the
"Skateboard" show at the Terra
of "OZ" design that Jeanne
airbrushed and attached cut glass and
slumped glass mosaic.
of the many skateboards hanging at Terra
Nova Gallery, they have extended the show
I like to
return to the basics as often as possible,
we haven't covered them all and when we do,
we'll have an instruction manual worth
Glass using a straight edge
When using a straight edge, I often like to pull
the glass just to the table edge so that the t-square fits right over
the edge of the glass.
You can view the video of using a straight
edge at the bottom of this page
I'm right handed, so I use my left hand to hold the
straight edge against the far edge of the glass.
I angle the cutter so that there is a lot of the
surface of the cutter. The angle helps the cutting wheel achieve a
If I held the cutter up in the normal position,
the cutter would bounce and rattle along the straight edge, leaving a
rough score line.
When cutting a large sheet of glass, I often use
the table edge to break the glass so that the score breaks cleanly.
Another method perfect for medium and small pieces,
the glass is scored. Then I take the piece in both hands and rock my
hands apart snapping the glass right on the score line.
On small pieces, I sometimes smack the scored glass
right on the edge of the table to get a quick break.
Finally, when scoring long, thin pieces, running
pliers work great. They are lined up on the score and squeezing them
gives the same action as rocking your hands apart as earlier.