one way to trim down a glass globe

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  1. F. bruce kuda United States

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    an almost foolproof way to cut a glass globe with out breaking it! trim a globe.jpg
     
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    Great improvisation!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
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    Nice to know your method looks like it works well
    Cheers pete
     
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    Thanks Bruce. :thumbup:
     
  5. Warwick Beaumont South Africa

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    Thanks Bruce

    Great Tip

    I shall be sure to add to my homemade gig
    The gig then to go in the water bath

    Pretty rough
    Basic Plank plus 2 guide bars - and a key hole as a stopper

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    Diamond cutting disc - fairly "loose' fitting in the vice

    This so left hand rotates the glass and right hand squeezing the water from a drip bottle as well as applying a little down pressure on the cut grove

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    Angle of cutting wheel was good for splatter

    Will be sure to try next time with the whole lot in the bath
     
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    @Warwick Beaumont ~~ thats a better set up than I had-- I like control of the cutting wheel-- I just hand held mine !
     
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    Together we shall overcome :D/ 16787664564496390273660890138706.jpg

    Got loadsheding here in South Africa

    So great excuse to light up for a brew :lol:
     
  8. Warwick Beaumont South Africa

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    Here the glass I cut on a Radius 119
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    Time for another cuppa

    So fired up the the Radius R10
     
  9. Warwick Beaumont South Africa

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    Sorry forgot to mention

    A French press was the glass donor
    Handy as the pouring spout makes a great access for adding spirits and lighting the fuel

    Glass is scarce down south so me make plans
     
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    @F. bruce kuda @Warwick Beaumont
    Thanks for sharing your glass cut tips, it’s always good to see how others do things.. in the home engineering and the much quoted necessity being the mother of invention :thumbup:

    I do remember @phaedrus42 sharing similar tips and also @ColinG used French press glass (we call them cafetières) I think he mentioned about the spout helping with fuel/lighting access

    @Warwick Beaumont did you fit a primus spirit cup in your 119 above, at all? The top nut also seems more primus-y?
    I know you need the lamps in a practical sense but it’s great to see them doing what they were made for
    thanks to all

    regards
    pb
     
  11. Warwick Beaumont South Africa

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    Appollogies Podbros

    Action pick is well a Primus 1020

    Also made up a glass for him
     
  12. Warwick Beaumont South Africa

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    Greetings All

    Today I was fixing a Beatrice stove

    Now we all know that mica screen is the first bit that gets poked out

    I managed to save one screen

    Looking about the shed to find something that would show some light

    Aha

    French press from the glass job

    The sieve makes a pretty decent screen for the stove

    :lol:

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    It still needs a clean to get the fine grains out

    So 2 lamp glasses and 4 screens

    The centre has a pressed button that the plunger rod secures to
    Pretty easy to open

    Then just cut the metal sieve with a scissors

    Trim to fit the metal screen
    Drill 2 Locating holes and Bobs yr Auntie
     

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