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retired, olde man
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Clear Glacier

Clear Glacier

Item# GLACIER
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Glacier Glass, October 11, 2011 2 stars
Pros
I liked the suspended air and swirls in the glass, adds a panel of semi-privacy to the work without distracting from the pattern of your project.
Cons
The darn stuff is pretty thick. Yeah, it says it's 5/32" which makes it a full 1/32" thicker than most colored glass. Not fun when using it as background glass in a fairly large project with lots of different sized pieces to hand foil.
Other Thoughts
Thickness of this glass may be a problem, giving too much of a proud set with your pattern.
1 Inland Double Diamond Bit

1" Inland Double Diamond Bit

Item# 40309
worth it, April 1, 2011 5 stars
Pros
had this recommended to me by a delphi telephone representative, and it was some of the best advice I've gotten... it grinds fast, wears long, does not leave the edges rough (as course bits do) and works with light finger pressure. Worth the price! Use for me is primarily on stained glass, and use it on cathedral, wispy, and opaque. Literally takes the "work" out of grinding. Once you use one of these you'll not go back to the 'cheaper' brands.
Cons
Spectrum Clear Artique

Spectrum Clear Artique

Item# S100A
spectrum Clear Artique, February 2, 2011 5 stars
Pros
looks like thin fishing lines thrown on a flat surface and glass poured over it simulating the roweling effect of antique glass. Have used it for several windows and cabinets as it allows someone to see moderately clearly through it without being too distorting. Yet it gives the look looks of old antique glass... A nice effect for background glass to the pattern in windows and cabinets. The surface look of the striations still gives a visual 'barrier'. Like others have said, it cuts easily, breaks along scribe-line easily. It also grinds easily. I've not tried to cut it with a saw yet, but find no reason it should not cut well.
Cons
So far I've found none.. I have used it on 4 major window projects and two cabinet projects.
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joined:Feb 01, 2011
location:PORTALES, NM US
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