Heavy Antique Glass

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Interesting how this antique old paperweight (that was tossed because it was scratched on the bottom) turned out. I had thought it would be nice to engrave it and use it as a paperweight myself but it looks much better with a light going through it! My new Object d’Art!

I used 900/100/270 and since the glass was an inch thick I took the GF bed out and brought it up to 1/2 inch height using plywood.

Still having fun! I think I might go through withdraws because I have to go to a convention for the next 5 days… Kathy

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#2

Now that’s recycling! :grinning:

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#3

:slight_smile: That’s a fact! I picked up other types of paperweights, wondering now what to do with them lol!

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#4

Nice design and great to salvage this material. There may be no difference between Object d’Art and paperweight.

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Moved to BtM because of settings in the original post.

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#6

not recycling, REUSE! which is even better than recycling.

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#7

Well now it’s really scratched on the bottom!
Beautiful - and I agree, the light trips fantastic on that one :slight_smile:

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#8

Hi, I was just wondering is there any concerns about etching old glass that might have lead in it?

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#9

I didn’t, but wondered what differences there may have been because of it.

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#10

I seriously doubt it, the glass isn’t being vaporized, just micro-fractured by thermal shock.

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#11

would the fine dust from the etching have lead in it?

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#12

Looks like a prop from the 80’s Dr. Who!

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#13

No dust - nothing is being removed.

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#14

Cool, I will try some myself. Thanks

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#15

Gorgeous, I want one!

:laughing:

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#16

Oh, this is just beautiful!

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#17

Great idea. Great design. Extra great with the light coming through it. Did you make the base or buy something?

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#18

Thanks, the base is one of these: https://www.amazon.com/EEEKit-Adjustable-Decoration-Decorative-restaurant/dp/B07JCSM7NR/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2TWOWPFA2TW8&keywords=led%2Bedge%2Blit%2Bbase&qid=1554767276&s=gateway&sprefix=led%2Bedge%2Blit&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1

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#19

Thanks for the link. I saved it. I hadn’t thought of using an LED base with glass, but I’m anxious to play with illuminated plexiglass . That said, I do some fused glass, and it would be simple to create any shape you’d like, and even play with different colors. Don’t the possibilities just BOGGLE your mind???

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