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LeeRoyMan

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05-20-2021 02:39 AM

When I was doing retail Store work I, on occasion, had to build glass cases for some of the displays.

I don’t do them very often anymore but on occasion,
I still make them for my buddy that owns a glass company.

It’s all put together with UV glue. The glue joints are crystal clear.
(Not Recommended for fish tanks)

If anyone has any questions on the process, I would be glad to answer.


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#1 posted 05-20-2021 06:41 AM

Your very game working with the glass, specially like that to make a cabinet…top marks!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 05-20-2021 09:05 PM

Thank You crowie.

I’ve done more glass work than I care to admit. lol

Owners just sent me a pic of it installed along with a “thank you very much”.
It always feels good to get the accolades.

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LeeRoyMan

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#3 posted 05-20-2021 09:53 PM

For Starters…

Built this vanity and put on a 1” glass top that I painted on the bottom side.

Sliding Closet doors with some alum embellishments .

Built an office study that I closed off with glass doors and fixed glass end panels.

Bathroom Storage with glass doors.

Cigar store cash/display counter with curved glass on the ends


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#4 posted 05-20-2021 10:04 PM

Nice work LR…
We do a lot of glass work as well. I don’t care for it at all, but it’s a necessary evil in this biz. Got a couple of really good guys that take care of it, so it’s not too too painful.

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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#5 posted 05-20-2021 10:08 PM

How do you get the curved glass?

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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LeeRoyMan

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#6 posted 05-20-2021 10:08 PM

Thanks Tony,

Now days I just make a case here and there.

This is all old work, I’m going to post a few more later.
It shows how rounded of a cabinet maker I am ;)
I work with a lot of mediums…

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LeeRoyMan

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#7 posted 05-20-2021 10:10 PM



How do you get the curved glass?

- MrUnix


I would like to say I heat it with a torch, but no
I order it through a glass company, just have to know how to call it out for the radius’s,
then don’t build until you have the actual piece in hand.

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#8 posted 05-20-2021 10:24 PM


How do you get the curved glass?

- MrUnix

I would like to say I heat it with a torch, but no
I order it through a glass company, just have to know how to call it out for the radius s, then don t build until you have the actual piece in hand.

- LeeRoyMan

Best advice ever with curved glass….

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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LeeRoyMan

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#9 posted 05-20-2021 11:04 PM

Trophy Case with curved glass corners

Metal Display with rivets.

Curved Cash wrap Couter


Exterior Display Cases

Rotating Display, This need to rotate in order to get to the case in the front
so I mounted it on a pole with a lazy susan on the top, then put spring loaded wheels on each end to keep it level.

Another Cash Counter

Did this whole jewelry store with glass cases and the frames on the backwalls.

A little display with some curved shelves

More to come…

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#10 posted 05-21-2021 01:34 AM

you can do it all LeeRoy wood glass metal bring it on

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#11 posted 05-21-2021 10:18 PM

Nice work LR, looks great when done. Working with glass never easy but you certainly got it right.
Regards
Anthm

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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LeeRoyMan

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#12 posted 06-11-2021 04:48 PM

Thanks corelz and anthm always appreciate it. (better late than never I guess) :)

I just finished this study.
Not my best work. I don’t think my heart was into it using this dark ebony stain over Alder wood.
Plus it took me way too long to complete.

Not really my cup of tea and was a PIA to be honest.

Still waiting for the designer to provide handles. Then the walls are going to be wallpapered. Hopefully I will get better pics when it’s all done then maybe post it as a project.

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987Ron

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#13 posted 06-11-2021 11:08 PM

My respect for your work has just been raised by many degrees. Excellent.

-- Ron

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corelz125

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#14 posted 06-12-2021 01:19 AM

Made the doors also?

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LeeRoyMan

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#15 posted 06-12-2021 03:20 AM

Thanks Ron! Every degree helps… ;)

corelz.
Yes made the doors, 7/8” frames with 1/2” panels. Just a basic Shaker door.
I usually order doors but shakers are so easy I figured I would trade some time for some money
and just whip em up myself this time.

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