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Glass reassembly help needed

How do I support the pieces of a hollow glass item from the inside as I put it back together? And what's the best adhesive? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Aug 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Do not apply if DIY

Looking for a glazier in NYC who can apply safety film to some large mirrors. [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Jul 30, 2011 - 3 answers

How to sell this stuff?

My mom has a lot of stuff to sell, and she doesn't want the hassle of a do-it-yourself approach. What kind of people should we involve? We're thinking maybe an ebay broker for the small stuff and an estate person for the big stuff. (Or else maybe a place like Sotheby's?) Know any good ones who serve Westchester, NY? How would we find good people? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jul 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Garden hose thru brick wall.

What's the best/least expensive way to run a garden hose from my cellar thru a brick wall to the front of my house? [more inside]
posted by boby on Jul 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Pane in my Glass

I cracked my windshield. On the inside. Two years ago. A week ago it's gotten worse. Do I need to replace? Needlessly long DIT. [more inside]
posted by carlh on Jul 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Kilns in Toronto?

Where in Toronto can I harness the power of a kiln to slump a bottle? [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Jun 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Not forever, just for now

I grown fond of a brand of apple whiskey that comes in these sturdy glass bottles (image), and now I have quite the collection of empty bottles. Right now, they're just sitting around my house making me look very much the alcoholic hoarder, but I can't bring myself to toss them, and I'd like to do something with them. Any ideas for some basic decor/crafty suggestions would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by bibliowench on May 26, 2011 - 14 answers

Antiques Roadshow, perhaps?

Help me identify and date this glass pendant lamp. [more inside]
posted by anotherkate on Apr 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Broken glass. What to do?

Glass in older double hung windows - is it relatively easy to replace, or should we hire a pro? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Apr 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me get my anachronistic snake oil business off the ground

How can I make new glass look like old, buried glass? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Feb 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Is my plan to clean these bottles good enough?

Glass bottles that were in hot water with some dilute generic store brand WD-40, so they got some residue on them. I need to make them safe and clean for flavored vodkas for human consumption. Please help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 - 17 answers

What glue should I use?

Plastic laminated label on glass bottle, which glue to use? Please help! [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Jan 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Where is two way mirror glass sold in San Diego?

Where can I get two way mirror glass in San Diego? [more inside]
posted by albernathy0 on Jan 28, 2011 - 1 answer

I'm a clumsy oaf. Help me replace this glass.

Trying to replace a vintage-ish glass I broke. Can someone help me with descriptive terms so I can find it on ebay? [more inside]
posted by dammitjim on Jan 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Who will take my wine bottle and make me a candle?

I need help finding a company that takes your existing wine bottle and turns it into a pillar candle by cutting off the top and pouring a candle into it. I believe it was in OR or WA. [more inside]
posted by bq on Jan 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Don Draper's drink glasses?

Need help finding the glasses found in Don's office in Mad Men (as seen on the season 3 dvd/blu ray cover here and here). Just want to buy them, assume similarity with these glasses, not price, is the priority.
posted by Patbon on Jan 5, 2011 - 5 answers

How to remove glass cement

Help me avoid being Bridezilla, and un-glue some centerpieces before I come unglued, please. [more inside]
posted by keribear on Dec 8, 2010 - 26 answers

Vintage. Lowball. Glasses.

Where in Toronto should I look for vintage lowball glasses like these? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Is there an inn with all-glass ceilings (for stargazing)?

Is there an inn or bed-and-breakfast somewhere in the Southwestern USA with the distinguishing feature that (some of) its rooms' ceilings are largely or entirely glass (or, at least, contain enormous skylights)? [more inside]
posted by hoople on Oct 21, 2010 - 7 answers

iPhone4 cracked glass, please help!

iPhone 4: Cracked from glass...what are my options? [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Sep 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Relative reflectivity of glass and perspex

Short and sweet... Does anyone happen to have a ballpark figure for the percentage of light reflected by a 'standard' sheet of glass and a 'standard' sheet of perspex of similar thickness?
posted by twine42 on Aug 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Sliding glass door condensation

How to deal with condensation between panes of a sliding glass door? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Aug 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I de-etch this sketch?

How can I remove faux / false etching on glass doors? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Aug 12, 2010 - 2 answers

DIY Mason Jar Mugs

So, I've been saving all the nice mason jars that Classico pasta sauce comes in for sometime and decided I could do with a nice set of mugs. But I'm unsure of how to best attach handles. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Aug 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Please help me evoke my childhood?

Please help me find the perfect water glass. Fortunately, I know exactly what it is. Unfortunately, I can't find it anywhere in the world. Maybe because the last time I saw one was in the late 1940s? [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms on Aug 5, 2010 - 16 answers

shipping food in glass jars overseas

What is the best way to ship food in glass jars from the U.S. to a foreign country? [more inside]
posted by needled on Jun 25, 2010 - 7 answers

What is the best way to transport several large mirrors safely?

What is the best way to transport several large mirrors safely? [more inside]
posted by JFitzpatrick on Jun 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Arts&CraftsFilter: How do I make a solid look like a liquid?

Arts&CraftsFilter: How do I make a solid look like a liquid? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Jun 16, 2010 - 11 answers

How much weight can this glass top hold?

I have a desk with a glass top approx. 18" by 30", with the actual top a little over 1/4" thick. How much weight can I put on this thing without risking a crack? [more inside]
posted by tremspeed on Jun 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking For Beads

Looking for a source of 3-4mm straight tubular glass beads to finish the exposed edge of a row of wall tile. The length of the beads should not be over 15mm. I have been searching jewelry beading supply houses and have only been able to find .02mm diameter bugle (straight tubular) beads which are too small to cover the exposed edge of the tile. I am willing to consider other materials (SS hypo tubing?) if glass is impossible to find. Any ideas?
posted by Raybun on May 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Where can I buy more of these water bottles?

Where can I buy more of these water bottles? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Apr 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Sliding glass door help

Sliding glass door owners-- Is there any way to keep outside dirt/sand from entering the inside track/runner? [more inside]
posted by luvmywife on Apr 13, 2010 - 4 answers

My single pane windows have 1/16" thick glass, so of course I accidentally broke one!

I accidentally broke a single glass window pane in my apartment. I couldn't believe how easily it broke, but now I see that it's 1/16th of an inch thick! No wonder! Landlord wants me to pay for the repair, I want ALL my windows replaced with 1/8" panes for free! [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on Apr 9, 2010 - 34 answers

The mystery of the partly-broken window

I came home tonight to find a piece of glass missing from my window, but it wasn't a break-in. Help me figure out the cause. [more inside]
posted by carbide on Apr 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Granny's Glasses...wine glasses, that is

Can you identify these wine (water? sherry? liqueur?) glasses? Pics 1, 2, 3, 4. They are from before 1960 and feature an etched design and, oddly, rose pink bases. Bonus question: what beverages are the different sizes/shapes meant to contain? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Mar 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Removing iMac Glass

Replacing iMac (2008/aluminum) Hard Drive. What's the best way to remove glass front held in by magnets? [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Mar 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Getting the label off jars

I like to take label off of glass jars so I can reuse them. What's your preferred method or product for getting the label off? [more inside]
posted by gimonca on Mar 3, 2010 - 31 answers

I'm melting

I am looking for a torch to melt pyrex (borosilicate glass). [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Feb 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Affordable resources for rectangular tumbled glass bathroom tiles?

I'm searching for some tiles for a bathroom renovation, and having trouble finding a specific look... [more inside]
posted by illenion on Jan 26, 2010 - 12 answers

How to get a glass paperweight restored

How could I get a many-decades-old glass paperweight brought back to life? [more inside]
posted by tyllwin on Jan 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Will this glass hold my imac computer?

Will this glass hold my imac computer? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Jan 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Save my ornaments from getting smashy

How can I protect vintage glass Christmas ornaments? [more inside]
posted by pised on Dec 19, 2009 - 8 answers

What's this plastic garbage called, and can I replace it and not the whole door?

I'm moving out of a house I'd rented, and my dogs at one point had eaten the plastic "trim" pieces that are on the outside of the back door, which is your average metal-framed swinging with a big full-length dual-paned glass window. the damage isn't really to the door or the glass; it's to this stupid plastic trim that's around and within the glass that makes up a grid of squares. I don't know what this trim is called. Bonus question: Can I just replace the trim and not the door? Home Depot was, unsurprisingly, unhelpful.
posted by SpecialK on Dec 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can I find a large glass goblet in Austin (or online)?

Where can I find a large glass goblet in Austin (or online)? [more inside]
posted by theRussian on Nov 16, 2009 - 5 answers

How dangerous is this glass in my hand?

I think there's a piece of glass in my hand. Is this a bad thing? [more inside]
posted by shelayna on Nov 15, 2009 - 22 answers

Not-so-Fantastic Plastic

Can you help my household kick the plastic habit? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 30, 2009 - 35 answers

Help me find an odd magnifying glass.

Help me find an odd magnifying glass. [more inside]
posted by dogwelder on Sep 29, 2009 - 6 answers

On the plus side, the view I get with a cracked mirror is pretty funky.

What's the best way to fix my driver's side mirror? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Sep 29, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I tell if my auto glass was repaired?

How can I tell if the crack in my car windshield has been repaired? You would think it would be obvious.. but apparently it's not. [more inside]
posted by snorlaxx on Sep 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Did the cut on my hand damage my pinky?

I cut the lower half of my palm with a piece of shattered glass this afternoon. The cut was about 1/4" long, fairly deep, and about half an inch under the base of my pinky. I applied pressure, washed the wound with plenty of soap and water, and applied peroxide before putting on a band-aid. The bleeding has stopped and the edges of the cut seem comfortably closed up, but I experience a dull pain when I bend my pinky finger. The rest of my fingers feel fine, but I can't fully bend my pinky due to the pain. I've buddy-taped it for now, but I'm curious as to whether this is just my body's response to the pain from the cut or whether I might have damaged a nerve.
posted by whitedoor on Sep 1, 2009 - 18 answers

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