I started building an 8" nano cube today, I thought I'd share my progress.
Some people might not know how to cut glass this way, so I'll go into a bit of detail. Sorry if I'm boring some of you
Interesting thing to note here: That Home Depot replacement glass is by no means perfect. The edges are not perfectly straight, and the corners are a bit off of 90*. Oh well, can't win em all, right? If I were aiming for ADA quality with this, I'd go to a glass shop for my glass for sure.
The glass cutting kit I got at Home Depot for like $12 included the cutter, cutting oil, and a grease pencil. I used the pencil to draw my line where I want my cut to be.
I found it pretty helpful to tape down
whatever I'm using as a straight edge for cutting (I wouldn't try to freehand it)....things tend to slip and slide pretty easy on glass....
Use the cutter to score a line in the glass where you want your cut to be. This takes some practice to get the right pressure and technique, so I'd recommend having some scrap glass around to practice with (not to mention, you need to break the cutter in before you make any real cuts). Then to finish your cut, just grab the glass in both hands on either side of the score (wearing gloves of course) and bend upwards and away from you. The glass will snap pretty easily and you should be left with a clean cut. It won't look nearly as good as a glass shop cut, but hey, you did it yourself for a hell of a lot cheaper...not to mention it'll be covered in silicone anyway
Do this for the other 4 sides. Don't forget to make two of the sides smaller than the rest....I realized that just before I cut piece #4
Step 5: Mock up
All taped up and everything fits. I was no more than about 1/32" off on all the pieces...not too bad for a first timer. Some of the corners are not perfect, because the glass wasn't perfect
Oh well, I think It'll work out ok.
That's all I have so far. I need to find something to smooth the edges of the glass, clean up the panes, mask, and silicone.
Just thought I'd share.