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Main Discussion Area => Flintknapping => Topic started by: DELTA_WOLF on April 06, 2019, 03:00:11 pm

Title: is tempered glass any good
Post by: DELTA_WOLF on April 06, 2019, 03:00:11 pm
so i know if i try knapping it it will break into a bunch of peices but if i cut it to size and then pressure flake it for an edge would it be good? its the tabletop/shelf stuff.
Title: Re: is tempered glass any good
Post by: 1442 on April 06, 2019, 09:17:20 pm
I don't think tempered glass will work at all.
If it breaks into big pieces or if you can cut it to size it should work but that wouldn't be tempered glass.
I saw a 3/8" thick round glass table top for sale for 30 bucks but I didn't know if table tops where tempered or not.
Title: Re: is tempered glass any good
Post by: DELTA_WOLF on April 07, 2019, 08:57:22 am
im 90% shure it is
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Post by: Deerhunter21 on April 07, 2019, 03:31:43 pm
just use normal glass!  ;D
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Post by: DELTA_WOLF on April 07, 2019, 05:16:09 pm
ok ill see if i can find some sheets
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Post by: GlisGlis on April 07, 2019, 10:07:27 pm
bottle bottom are good if thick enough
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Post by: Pat B on April 08, 2019, 02:17:08 am
Go to your local glass company and get scraps. Lots of 1/4" glass there.
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Post by: jareddchazen on April 27, 2019, 05:11:06 pm
I work in stained glass as my day job, nice endless supply of arrowhead material...we even run large flakes for Dalle de Verre windows. Tempered glass is good for shelves and bathrooms. Even if you could flake tempered, it wouldn't have a reasonably sharp edge. It's specifically designed to not.

Besides Dalle flakes, I've used bottle bottoms, 1/8 double strength, and pre-cut then pressure flaked colored glass for arrowheads.

JH
Title: Re: is tempered glass any good
Post by: 1442 on April 30, 2019, 07:22:19 pm
I love stained glass
1/8 double strength, is that like a stronger glass twice as hard to break.
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Post by: mullet on May 01, 2019, 10:04:40 am
I've gone to Walmart and bought cheap, colored plates.
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Post by: Stoner on May 09, 2019, 04:29:13 pm
I go to Goodwill Stores and look for colored glass jars, plates, etc. John
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Post by: vinemaplebows on May 21, 2019, 05:11:43 pm
Got some of the old ashtrays to try..