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Silberschnitt Pro Circle Cutter

Silberschnitt Pro Circle Cutter

Item# 710511
Love it!, April 28, 2014 5 stars
Pros
What was I waiting for? This is sooo simple to use and makes the best circles in such a short amount of time. I'm planning whole panels filled with circle motifs now--I used to have to cut them by hand or use my saw--so slow!
Cons
Pricey but soooooo worth it!
Other Thoughts
Wish it came with instructions (weird how so few glass supplies actually come with any instruction manuals--or if they do a lot of them are very unclear...) but I found out how to use it from Delphi videos.
Clear Waffle Grid Surface - 2 Pack

Clear Waffle Grid Surface - 2 Pack

Item# 5425
Easy and Useful, April 28, 2014 5 stars
Pros
Goes together well in any pattern I need. Can be used for back splash, cutting surface etc.
Cons
Other Thoughts
We are using some under our mosaic panels as we work to catch any stray shards--what an improvement--so many fewer nicks and cuts! (We use large clear plastic tubs with clear lids taped half-on to actually cut/nip the glass in, then use the grid surface to lay out the panel on.) Makes for a neater, safer glass shop!
3/4 Van Gogh Solid and Multi-Color Chips Mix - 75 Pieces

3/4" Van Gogh Solid and Multi-Color Chips Mix - 75 Pieces

Item# 92005
Love them!, April 28, 2014 5 stars
Pros
Loved the first ones I ordered so much, I bought a bunch more in all the colors offered!
Cons
Use extra care when grinding edges(use finest bit) and soldering(use mirror back sealant) Well worth the extra effort!
3/4 Van Gogh Solid Color Glass Chips Mix - 75 Pieces

3/4" Van Gogh Solid Color Glass Chips Mix - 75 Pieces

Item# 92002
Awesome tiles!, April 28, 2014 5 stars
Pros
I got the whole line of these tiles for doing mosaic work--we love them! The colors are beautiful and the textured pattern in each tile is a whole world in itself closeup and adds a lustrous quality to my work. The patterns are very organic as well, so you can use these for trees, leaves, etc. They're useful in any work that is not meant to be see-through, but they're mirror-like finish makes them add pop and life to your work.
Cons
Back finish needs a bit of extra care when grinding edges (use FINE bit) and soldering (use Mirror sealant)
Other Thoughts
I also highly recommend the Van Gogh sheet glass--just remember to use a fine diamond bit when you sand edges and use mirror backing spray so the flux doesn't damage the tiles. It's well worth the extra effort to get the rich, elegant feel from this glass in your work.
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joined:Mar 09, 2014
location:Fairbanks, AK US
display name:clively