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Old 09-18-2009, 04:08 PM
Maltedfalcon Maltedfalcon is offline
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Originally Posted by Thomas Meek View Post
Cutting on a piece of glass there is no distortion. Ordinary window glass works fine, but if you can get something a little thicker there is less worry about breaking it. I use a tempered glass shelf from my refrigerator.
I have an 8 inch telescope mirror blank that I use.
it doesnt scratch... and when I get around to turning it into a mirror the surface will all be ground away and polished anyway....
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:25 PM
bailey bailey is offline
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glass cutting surface

I also use a glass sheet - recovered from a 'fridge. Never broken it, never broken a blade. No distortion of the cardboard, and very good for spokes etc. When you think about it it's only the very tip that is in contact with the (glass) board -most of the blade is cutting card. Also, a glass mat is easy to clean - I use a ceramic hob cleaner which is a Stanley knife blade in a holder. I also sharpen my own blades (Swann Morton) easily as it only the very tip that needs to be honed. Sharp rules! Bailey
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