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 Posted: Sat Jan 3rd, 2009 02:00 pm
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I need some bevels custom cut to my design, does anyone know where can I get them made? East coast would be most convenient.



 Posted: Sat Jan 3rd, 2009 02:51 pm
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Debora,
   AGG Member Dennis Swan is our "Custom Beveler in Chief".   His work is amazing.    You saw his panel at this past AGG Conference in the Member Exhibit.   He also did (donated) the custom beveling for the AGG logo panel we had on display at the Conference.   His e-mail address is glassbeveling@hotmail.com.



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Swan, Dennis 
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Art Glass Beveling



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Not East coast, but would give it a try from the mid-west.

Dennis Swan

glassbeveling@hotmail.com



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Hi, Debora,

I have worked with Dennis on several projects and also recommend him. He was easy to work with, we had good communications and he's not afraid to make suggestions from the beveler's perspective.

It's nice to keep it in the family when we can!

Good luck - Tod



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Thanks everyone for bevel advice. I've made contact with Dennis Swan and we're moving ahead. The Forum works well!
Very best wishes to everyone, and a Happy New Year.
Debora



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I make suncatchers every year, and have been using crystal antique glass for them. By the time I'm done abusing the glass for the suncatcher, the 'antique' qualities are gone. I wonder if there wouldn't be a better glass for my purposes. I waste of lot of antique glass cutting the suncatcher circles myself, so I was also imagining ordering a bunch of round blanks from a waterjetter. But I do like the qualities of a colorless crystal, so I don't want to switch to a economical cathedral glass that has a green tint to it. I haven't seen Bullseye Tekta in person. It sounds like its a colorless crystal, but its about the same price as antique glass. It probably has less sheet wastage than though due to evenness of the sheet.  So here in this 'beveling' thread I thought I'd ask and see if at least Dennis had a suggestion, because I know he uses a colorless crystal for his bevel work. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.



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Dennis used some 3/8" Starphire from PPG on a project we did together. It might be perfect for you, Don.

- Tod



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Don,

In regular float glass, a clear or low iron glass is made by both PPG (starphire glass) and Pilkington Glass (optic-white glass).

If the edges are not exposed or beveled, the color (tint) of float glass in 1/8 inch is usually really not an issue. In other clear glasses, especially textured clears (reed, chipped) the tint is apparent across the surface.

If you want just 1/8 inch glass with a little texture, (wavy look) you may just fire some regular double strength glass (1/8) and you would have some distortion left from the kiln shelf. If done with the low iron glass, it may give you the look you want.

On the high end, Debra furnished me some 1/4 inch GNA from Hollander's, very clear stuff but would need beveled. I do not know if they make it in 1/8, I am sure they do. This was very clear stuff.

One area supplier I use has some Pilkington optic-white coming in 1/8, 1/4 and 3/8 inch. From some test I have run, it seems to bevel a little better than the PPG Starphire glass I have used. PPG seems "hard" when smoothed on my stones.

Not real sure what exactly you are using this for or what the end look you are after. Hope this helps, drop me a line or give me a call if I can help you out.

Dennis



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Thank you Dennis and Todd. Now that I have coerced your secrets from you I will begin beveling glass and become fabulously famous and wealthy. Hmm, but I wonder whether I first have to find one of those Italian line bevelers the size of an ocean liner. Just details I'm sure.

I probably will give you a call sometime to talk about this glass for my suncatchers, Dennis. Thanks for the offer.

Looking through my samples I notice that Kokomo's clear and Schott DEsag Magira (GNA?) are relatively colorless too. Maybe Kokomo would be the way to go. Cost effective for sure compared to antique galss.

 

 



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