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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-16-2020, 07:30 PM
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The only glass I could get my hands on was 3/16". I was hoping for at least 1/8".
3/16" is 1/16" thicker than 1/8" right?
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3/16" is 1/16" thicker than 1/8" right?
yep, just a slight bit thicker

1/8"= 2/16" which is 1/16" thinner than 3/16"

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Have you used custom glass? Share your experience please
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Very Nice.

Very nice curved cutout- I'd be nervous to try that. Did you just grind the shape with a dremel and a diamond burr or what?


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Awesome project. I would like to do something like this too...but confused about the procedure you used.


Can you please tell me:
Where did you buy the glass?
Who cut it using CNC?


Or am I totally not getting it? Maybe you cut it yourself.........but judging from the nice cutouts for the filters in the back, it looks like CNC to me! LoL
If you did it all yourself, how did you make those nice cuts?



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I modeled something up in CAD and was going to laser cut it out of acrylic, but after researching, I think the acrylic would have sagged. Since I don't have a way to CNC cut glass, I had to get a quote from a glass shop. They quoted me $100 for non-tempered and $130 for tempered. That was a bit steep for me, so I did research on cutting glass myself.

The only glass I could get my hands on was 3/16". I was hoping for at least 1/8". The difference in price was only $2 between 3/16" and 1/4" to have them CNC cut it, so I would have gone with the 1/4" if I had gone that route.

I needed to cut notches out for the filter and equipment in the back. I used some simple glass cutting tools from Hobby Lobby for that.

All in all, the project cost me about $45, including the tools for the project. I also have enough glass leftover to make another if needed.

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