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poema304
« on: March 19, 2010 12:00:45 PM »

Hi, I want to make some clear glass coasters by simply cutting a sheet of glass and adhering fabric to the bottom of them. I started thinking about whether or not the glass needs to be tempered and I'm not sure. Does anyone know if regular sheet glass will withstand the temperature of a hot mug or cup? Thanks!
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joby560
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010 09:26:57 PM »

I imagine it will work.  The one thing that will need attention is that if you cut glass the edges will be very sharp.  You will want to heat it in a kiln to smooth the edges, or you will be getting cut.
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tammy 123
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010 06:28:30 AM »

I imagine it will work.  The one thing that will need attention is that if you cut glass the edges will be very sharp.  You will want to heat it in a kiln to smooth the edges, or you will be getting cut.

Yes, you are right glass edges required to be smooth so that, there will not be a problem in getting your finger cut. Like, I have seen many designers who design different patterns of glass plates in round, square etc and it looks very unique too and what they do is, they cut the glass to give desired shape and then they make the edges cut in a shape that they want to have and after that they smooth out the edges to give that fine look which looks very attractive.

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Keda
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010 09:55:34 AM »

Tempered glass shouldn't be necessary, but I'd go for double thick clear, not the thin "picture frame" glass, that will crack quick. As far as the edges, if you have a lamp bit on your grinder you could soften them so that they won't cut, or you could wrap the edges of the cloth up over the edges or something like that.
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