Heavy Antique Glass

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.

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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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Now that’s recycling! :grinning:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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No dust - nothing is being removed.

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Cool, I will try some myself. Thanks

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Gorgeous, I want one!

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Oh, this is just beautiful!

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

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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

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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