Posted on | April 19, 2012 | No Comments
I cut glass. Oh, yes I did. It was easy peasy.
Why? We took out 3 near-dead bushes in our back yard that blocked our sitting area under the pergola from the street. We would have replanted, but the problem is there is no sun now that the Wisteria has covered the pergola. We opted to hang wire and create a “invisible” lattice. Now I need to plant ivy or something to cover the wire.
I’ve been hanging glasses that hold candles on the lattice, but when it rains they fill with water. Living in the mosquito capital of the world required that I find a solution. Now that I can cut glass, I have figured out what I’m going to do. Let’s just say it involves drinking wine from the bottle for the next few weeks, and a run to the hardware store for some wire. I’ll post pics of the solution tomorrow, but for now check out this clean cut.
Did anyone have that cheap glass cutting kit from the 70s? I got one from Santa. It never worked, but oh yes it did. If only I knew. You don’t need to cut thru the glass. All you need to do is score the glass. Then its a simple operation of pouring hot boiling water over the score and alternating with cold water. Here’s a demo on YouTube – Sorry, he talks too much, but you’ll get the gist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFXngPx3w3M
I found the “G2 Bottle Cutter” at Hobby Lobby for $25.99 (and used a 40% off coupon found online at their site.) It can also be found online at eBay, Amazon, etc.
More to come! I’ll be drinking and cutting glass all night and weekend.