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Q: beveled glass ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: beveled glass
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: mjharth-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 17 Feb 2004 07:36 PST
Expires: 18 Mar 2004 07:36 PST
Question ID: 307630
I need information on how to create beveled glass. The process by
which it is created, including enviromental and saftey issues. Also
where to prchase necessary machinery and supplies; a list of refernce
books and periodicals.
Subject: Re: beveled glass
Answered By: techtor-ga on 17 Feb 2004 10:22 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello, Mjbarth,
I found one site that seems comprehensive in answering your question
on the basics of glass beveling, and it's the first one listed below.
In addtion, I included some other sites that talk about glass
beveling, although in a much briefer manner. After that comes a list
of references for equipment and supply. I suppose they'll be of help
to you in getting equipment. The last would be a list of miscellaneous
links, most of which relate to the glass industry.

Sorry I haven't found much on environmental or safety issues, since I
doubt there is much in glass that provokes an outcry from
environmentalists compared to automobile smoke and garbage. I guess
the primary concerns would be safety on glass itself. Glass dust
getting into eyes and respiratory system (wear mask and goggles),
glass dust getting into sewers (though I doubt there is much harm from
this), watching out for sharp edges and parts of glass, etc. I will
just include some safety rules when I find them. I guess the first
link I mentioned already has most of the important safety tips.

Glass beveling process:
Studio Beveling System Manual - Glastar: glassworking products for art
glass and stained glass
- Describes the process for beveling glass, and the equipment you may
need. I believe this is comprehensive enough for your needs.

Covington Engineering - introduction to glass beveling
- Very short article explaining glass beveling.

Japanese website - description of beveling glass

ATM beveling glass

Equipment resources:
Glastar glass equipment products

Glass Global - Equipment offered
- Equipment for sale or for trade, I believe.

Glass Division - page showing glassmaking equipment
- Some examples of equipment, like a bevelling machine, are shown here.

Inland Beveling Kit
- Product meant which is an add-on for another product to enable beveling. 

Art Glass Beveling in House of Glass --- Equipment Directory
- A possible source for getting glass equipment.

Glass - Supplies and Equipment - Real Home Guide
- ANother possible source for some equipment.

Delphi - 45 Degree Mika Elite Beveling Bit
- A piece of equipment that you might need.

Delphi - Bevel Max Beveling System
- Looks like a starter kit for bevelers.

Denver Glass - Cold Glass Wet Grinding and Cutting Equipment
- One company's examples of glassworking equipment.

Glass Industry Machinery Suppliers On-Line

Press Release on a new glassmaking technology

Other resources:
glass products) - DOT Dictionary of Occupational Titles Job

Newport Glass Works, Ltd. - Art & general glass fabrication books
- Books about glass beveling.

The Art of Beveling by Tom Ryan (anecdotal article)
- A description of a simple beveling procedure for astronomical uses.

Glass Industry Info - beveling
- An industry resource. Lists companies related to the glass beveling
business and other glassworking companies.

The International Guild Of Glass Artists
- Probably an organization you might deal with when you set up your
glass beveling business.

Beveled Glass For The Stained Glass Trade
- Might be an example of competition.

Art Glass Equipment Links
- List of other suppliers related to art glass, which you could be a
supplier of, if you choose.

The Most Influential Companies in the Glass and Metal Industry
by Tara Taffera
- An article that may be of interest.

Update: Blood Lead Levels, 1991-1994
- Here's a rather old article mentioning lead problems, though it
doesn't blame glass or glass industries at all for it. It was
mentioned in a glass industry publication, so I included it.

Google search terms used:
beveling glass 
beveling glass machine
beveling glass equipment
beveling glass environment safety
glass beveler 

I hope this has been a most helpful answer. If you need anything else,
or have a problem with the answer, do please post a Request for
Clarification before rating and I shall respond as soon as I can.
Thank you.
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