Cutting Glass Strips
This is part three of a four part tip. Click here to go to
the first part.
in this section have to do with the best techniques for cutting
7. Try scoring
and breaking out the strips from the middle of the piece, rather
than from the end. Basically, just cut the glass in half,
cut each half in half, etc., etc., until the glass is entirely
cut into strips. It's easier to break the middle of a piece
of glass than the edge.
8. If you're
using a straightedge to help you cut, try a few strips freehand,
following along a line drawn on the glass with a sharpie.
Some people have better luck cutting freehand than with a
9. Remember that
for some projects the strips do not have to be exactly the same
width at each end. In fact, freeform strips can make very
interesting strip bowls.
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final part of this tip, the "when all else" fails page.
Copyright 2005 Brad Walker. All rights
Most of these tips came from
posters on the Warm Glass bulletin board.