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« on: March 22, 2008, 20:52 »
Here's a really quick way to make a glass cloche from 2 sheets of glass and a block of wood.  You'll need access to a circular saw and a hand saw and a vice or similar.Also you will need safety goggles and possibly ear protection.

Get a block of wood about 3"x3" bit heavy but it's what I had laying around you can use lighter if you want.

Cut it into a 6" length with the hand saw,you may want to adjust the depth of cut on the circular saw so its about 1" depth.

Then run the circular saw all the way along its length about 1/3 of the woods thickness from the edge (1") turn the wood over repeat on the adjacent edge so it looks like this :


Slide onto glass job done



You could cut the the groves in a long piece of timber and then cut it down with the hand saw if you plan on doing a few.

Be careful when using a circular saw and be sure to clamp the wood firmly before you start cutting.

Cost £0.00 all bits I had laying around.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 21:49 »
Nice one Richy, noted.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008, 21:57 »
Good one Richie!!

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 21:57 »
Got some spare glass. Got lots of offcuts. Got circular saw. Got handsaw.

Sorted.

Thanks for the idea Richy. Nice one.

Happy wife too.  :D

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008, 22:36 »
good one richy  :D

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 23:45 »
That's brilliant! Thanks Rich.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 20:55 »
good one
 now i know how to use the old glass i have on the plot

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008, 21:57 »
Tried this several times without the wood at top!!!  always ended up with broken glass.   So thank you richy, great idea.

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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008, 15:55 »
I must be stupid, but way can't I see the photo's there is just a box with a red X in it?

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2008, 16:07 »
Quote from: "Sassy Lassy"
I must be stupid, but way can't I see the photo's there is just a box with a red X in it?

Sassy


Try reloading the page - seems fine to me.

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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2008, 19:05 »
I think I must have "parental control" on website pictures or such like, I will try and fiddle.

Sassy

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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2008, 19:17 »
Quote from: "Sassy Lassy"
I think I must have "parental control" on website pictures or such like, I will try and fiddle.

Sassy


It's this site, we have thousands of sad Americans visit every time someone mentions water butts. Goodness knows why  :shock:

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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2008, 20:00 »
Quote from: "john"
Quote from: "Sassy Lassy"
I think I must have "parental control" on website pictures or such like, I will try and fiddle.

Sassy


It's this site, we have thousands of sad Americans visit every time someone mentions water butts. Goodness knows why  :shock:


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Try right click on the red cross > view image, that may work

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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2008, 07:17 »
What a cool idea Rich brill

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A barn cloche  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2008, 07:42 »
I've unblocked everything on my parental control and now I can see the cloche.  Looks great.  

Sassy



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