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Luminous comment on Light Up our Blog Series: Katalin Szabo
May 7, 2012

Cutting precision is of the most importance, secondly cut, grind, foil and tac solder no more than 3-4 pieces at a time. This allows you to quickly know how well pieces fit. If you cut everything at once, having a couple of pieces not cut correctly can throw everything out of alignment. There is also a chance that you will lose the markings and not know where each piece fits. Pieces this small start to look alike very quickly.

Flexi-Glass Medium 4 oz

Flexi-Glass Medium 4 oz

Item# 40921
Flexi-glass Medium, April 3, 2012 5 stars
Pros
This product is a lot of fun. You do need the clear sheets to go along with it. It's a neat way to add interest to a piece.
Cons
None. Follow the directions though. Make your glass sheet thick enough to cut without crumbling.
Wissmach Green Transparent - 90 COE

Wissmach Green Transparent - 90 COE

Item# W0590
Green Transparent, March 16, 2012 5 stars
Pros
Cuts easily; fuses fine.
Cons
No change in color when fused.
10-1/4 Versatile Stand

10-1/4" Versatile Stand

Item# 81321
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
10, January 13, 2012 5 stars
Pros
This is a terrific stand for multiple things. Works well displaying platters and shallow bowls. Lots of shoppers don't understand that their functional glass art can also be beautifully displayed in the home when not in use. By using a stand like this, it shows buyers that this work is vastly different from what they can get in a mega store. These stands are economically priced and the artisan can easily include the cost of the stand within the cost of the glass art.
Cons
None.
Twofer Grinder Bits - 1 Standard

Twofer Grinder Bits - 1" Standard

Item# 63950
Twofer Grinder Bits, August 22, 2011 5 stars
Pros
This standard bit is great for removing lots of glass in a short time.
Cons
None
E6000 - 3 Pack

E6000 - 3 Pack

Item# 8918
0 of 2 found the following review helpful:
E6000, August 22, 2011 5 stars
Pros
I like this tiny size for those times when you want to glue something quickly and don't want to struggle with the full-sized product. Think both sizes are needed.
Cons
None
Fusible Glass Bail 5 Pack - 96 COE

Fusible Glass Bail 5 Pack - 96 COE

Item# X24694
Fusible Glass Bail 5 Pack, August 22, 2011 5 stars
Pros
This is a terrific product. I made two test pendants (be sure to take to full fast fuse-I went to 1480 degrees) in preparation for 15 people showing up tomorrow to do their first fusing project. The biggest problem is they are going to think fusing is really easy.
Cons
None except now I have to order more.
Power Breaker And TAP Wheel Supercutter

Power Breaker And TAP Wheel Supercutter

Item# 5146
Toyo Power Breaker, January 2, 2011 5 stars
Pros
after almost 10 years of working with glass, this tool is one of my favorites. Fused panels that didn't sell last year can be cut into strips with this tool, and reassembled into other projects. Have managed to score and cut blanks 3 layers of glass thick. The breaker is phenomenal. It can be adjusted easily by loosening or tightening the little screws. Have had lots of fun with this.
Cons
There is a limit as to how narrow a strip can be cut. The breaker has to be able to fit on both sides of the score. For really thin cuts, the better tool would be a tile cutter, but for people who don't want to bother with a tile cutter, or don't need very narrow strips, this works very well. One slight problem is the little rubber plate unglued after a day of use. It was easily glued back on with E6000.
Other Thoughts
Wish I had gotten this years ago.
   
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joined:May 06, 2008
location:WILMINGTON, NC US
display name:Luminous