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Topic: Mosaic Glass Catch-O-Matic Tutorial (Alternately Wheeled Nipper Catch-O-Matic)  (Read 15337 times)
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« on: June 27, 2011 04:52:31 PM »

Got this idea from a mosaic friend on Flickr, and so asked her permission to do one of my own cause knew I had to share with the Craftster glass people.

If you mosaic or cut glass/tile then you've probably spent some time cleaning or picking pieces of glass off of the floor. Or have the one piece you need go flying never to be seen again. This tutorial will solve that problem, and at a fraction of the cost of the mosaic cutters manufactured that have a clever little bag that catches pieces as they are cut.

Glass Nippers (Lepponits)
3 inch hose clamp

2 plastic zip ties

1 corner Brace

plastic powdered drink container (like Crystal Light or 4C)

Take the clamp and wrap it around the top of the drink container, also slipping on end of the corner brace inside the clamp before tightening the screw.

Place the other side of the corner brace against the nippers below the wheel area. If you're left handed place it on the right (side facing the back of the wheels), and on the left if right handed. Now secure with two zip ties to the nippers and brace.

Assembled it will even stand on its own!

In action.

All the little pieces go flying into the container. No messy glass to clean, and the piece you need will be inside!

All put together and ready for use in 5 minutes.  Love this idea! Smiley

If you want to remove it is not hard at all. Just cut the zip ties and done.

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011 06:46:34 PM »

Freakin brilliant!

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011 06:57:20 PM »

Awwww! Not my original idea, though I do agree with you! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011 10:51:09 AM »

love this "new tool" it will save a lot of lost pieces and mess. thank you for sharing and thank your friend.

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014 08:18:16 AM »

Oh, this is such a super idea! I'm going to pass it along to Mr. cackle who dabbles in stained glass.

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014 07:42:22 AM »

What a cool idea and great follow along tutorial! 

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