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30 Stained Glass Cutting Tips

I tend to think of stained glass or (art-glass) as a semi precious material – rather like amethysts or emeralds. A lot of hard work goes into the production of this material, and it is becoming more and more expensive due to increased environment protection standards and importation fees.

Angie @ Hare Moon Stained Glass: Reviews Glass Cutters

In the Middle Ages glass was cut with a heated and sharply pointed iron rod. The red hot point was drawn along the moistened surface of the glass causing it to snap apart; due to the thermal shock created by the heat and the water. The Medieval glaziers were exposed to a high risk of burns as well as glass cuts.