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« on: May 25, 2009 01:59:48 PM »

hiya,just had a question on how to sand rough glass edges once you've cut it.i used sand paper in the past but i was lookign for a quicker method to do it,possibly with some sort of tool? any help would be appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009 04:58:16 PM »

The best way (and only way) I know how to sand the rough edges of glass is by way of a glass grinder. They can get quite pricey, so you'll want to do your research on them. Basically, it's a water reservoir with a grid placed over the top. A diamond head grinder (comes in different sizes and grits) attaches to the reservoir and when it's turned on, it spins really fast. You lay the glass flat on the grid and put it up to the grinder. The water from the reservoir lubricates the head on the grinder so that the heat doesn't build up to much in the glass and cause it to break.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009 07:48:33 AM »

I asked a somewhat similar question a while back.  Here's the answer I got:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302033.0

I have to admit I haven't purchased the sanding pads yet.  I ended up renting a kiln for awhile and tried fire polishing items instead.  It worked pretty well but it's a really spendy item to get and to have.....So I may just purchase those pads instead.

I would certainly agree with tcmatteson that the grinder is the absolute best way to go.  But because they are pricey, maybe this option will work for you in the meantime.  Wink

Good Luck!
Hope this helps you too.
Thanks again to stereoette for the link!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009 10:41:45 AM »

thank you Smiley so have you tried them out? do you get a perfectly smooth finish to the glass?
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009 10:54:28 AM »

Nope, sorry, haven't tried them yet.    Smiley  You could click on the link I posted and check with the person who gave me the link to see what they think.  She seemed to liked them very well. 

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