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Title: Table top glass
Post by: beadammed on April 05, 2016, 12:56:49 PM
Hi,
Someone has just given me some glass they found in their new house. It's all wrapped up in its original wrapping labelled 'Table top glass' from MFI.  Anyone any idea if I could use this for fusing?


Title: Re: Table top glass
Post by: flame n fuse on April 05, 2016, 01:53:36 PM
I'd have thought it will have been toughened. I don't think that you can cut it.


Title: Re: Table top glass
Post by: Zeldazog on April 05, 2016, 02:02:09 PM
I would expect it to be toughened (or laminated) too.  Not sure what the exact rules are for furniture (there will be variables according to size, placement, etc) but I'd be surprised if it's ordinary, standard glass.



Title: Re: Table top glass
Post by: Moira HFG on April 05, 2016, 03:23:15 PM
Yes, I agree it's likely to be toughened or laminated.
But! Before you decide it has no artistic possibilities, read this article:

http://www.morganica.com/glass/fusing/working-with-tempered-glass/

 ;)


Title: Re: Table top glass
Post by: Zeldazog on April 05, 2016, 03:38:49 PM
Yes, I agree it's likely to be toughened or laminated.
But! Before you decide it has no artistic possibilities, read this article:

http://www.morganica.com/glass/fusing/working-with-tempered-glass/

 ;)

Oh, nobody said it couldn't be used, just probably can't be cut ;) ;) ;)  (I have several sheets of toughened glass just waiting for either a larger kiln or a day when I can have a smashing time..... and I also have a bowl full of bits from when some kind drunken fellow put his fist through my side window when my car was parked up overnight - waste not, want not!


Title: Re: Table top glass
Post by: Zeldazog on April 05, 2016, 03:43:21 PM

http://www.morganica.com/glass/fusing/working-with-tempered-glass/

 ;)

Some useful info on there, thanks for the link Moira


Title: Re: Table top glass
Post by: beadammed on April 05, 2016, 06:03:34 PM
Wow Moira! That was very interesting and helpful.  I'm not that brave to try all that out so I think I'll find another use for it.