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First introduction to the Glass Top Guitar

March 11, 2015
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Hey all this is a quick video describing in detail how we are building the glass top guitar and what it should look like. This has actually turned in to a pretty cool project that we will be doing some research on and then maybe looking at producing and selling. If we get enough interest...

We’re building the glass guitar!

February 24, 2015
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Well we had a really good response to the idea of building a custom glass guitar, so here we go! I have just ordered a slightly damaged DIY guitar kit (only the body is damages this is going to be the glass bit) from DIY Guitars (a really cool company we have been following for a...

The glass guitar

February 9, 2015
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This is an idea I have had floating around in my head for a while and I thought it might be time to bring it out and see what people think. I have been playing guitar for about 3 years and have been looking for a way to do something guitary with GlassShop.com.au I came...

Using glass in your house to save money on your electricity bill

January 28, 2015
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With electricity and gas bills getting more and more expensive there has never been a better time to use alternative technologies to heat and cool your house.   Using glass to heat an area is definitely not a new technology and if you’ve eaten a tomato in the middle of winter chances are it was...

Choosing the right Gym mirror or dance Mirror

January 19, 2015
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Well it’s no secret that health and fitness has really taken off in the last couple of years, at glassshop.com.au we have helped hundreds of people to install their own gym and dance mirrors all over Perth and Melbourne. We have a wide range of options when it comes to gym and dance mirrors from...

How to save money on your Renovation.

June 19, 2014
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How to save a ton on your Renovation.   Hey all. I’m going to keep this fairly short and sweet but the info in this post will save you a ton of money on any future renovations. One simple rule Keep it standard! This one rule will save you thousands of dollars and can save...

Choosing the right glass for a table

May 15, 2014
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This post will break down some of the confusion associated with choosing the right glass for a table. The most important thing to know is whether you need a sturdy table “top” or simply a protective piece of glass to go on “top” of an existing table –  try and say that ten times fast....

Build a glass fish tank

May 15, 2014
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Building a fish tank is a pretty specialised area and I personally haven’t tried my hand at it, yet, however, there are some basic pointers to follow if you are considering giving it a go. Get the right silicone: Number one on my list is, please make sure you use an aquarium safe silicone, this is...

Cutting glass circles

May 15, 2014
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Have you ever watched a movie where the cat burglar breaks in through a window by cutting a hole in the glass? He scores a circle with something sharp and as quick as anything pops out the piece of glass. Well unfortunately, as with many things you see in the movies, it’s not the same...

Where can I buy glass?

May 15, 2014
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Home I started this blog at the same time that I started an online businesswww.GlassShop.com.au. It’s an online glass store that supplies Australian retail customers with glass and mirror cut to size and delivered to their door. During the pilot stage of developing the business I’d often be asked the same questions about working with...

Patch a broken window

May 15, 2014
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If you’ve ever broken a window after 5pm on a weekday or perhaps on the weekend during a game of backyard cricket, you’ll know that glass repair companies charge a pretty penny outside of business hours.  Now, you might have insurance, but who wants to lose their no claim bonus for a little window repair?...

How to handle glass safely

May 15, 2014
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Handling glass has become a lot safer over the years. If you take your time, plan your job and use the correct safety gear you will be fine to do most standard jobs by yourself and handle glass safely. Choosing the right glass Using the right glass for the right job is the most important...

How to install a mirror safely

May 15, 2014
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There are lots of different ways to install mirrors, in this post I’m going to focus on glue-back application, which like it sounds, is where glue is applied to the back of a mirror to hold it to the wall. Choosing the right silicone Always use a neutral cure silicone when gluing mirrors. Acidic cure...

Choosing the right glass

May 15, 2014
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To do the job right – the first time, and to keep your family and friends safe, it’s important to choose the right glass. You’ll need to get the right thickness and, for certain jobs, the right coating. I’ll provide more detail in future posts, but these tips will give you an idea of the...

Choosing the right mirror

May 15, 2014
All kinds of things have been used to make mirrors throughout history, from pools of water to polished stones, copper and brass, to the most widely used today – mirrored glass. Mirrored glass is made by taking flat glass and coating one side with a reflective coating, which is mostly made from silver, it’s usually...

What is glass?

May 15, 2014
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If you look up Wikipedia it will tell you that glass is “an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material”, usually made from 75 per cent silica, but what is glass?  Thankfully you don’t need to understand it’s chemical structure to work with it, but you may find a bit of advice along the way helpful, which is...

Fix a putty window

October 27, 2013
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Fixing broken glass in your own widows is so easy it amazes me that more people don’t do it themselves. There are a couple of rules you need to follow with any window and as long as you follow these simple rules it’s easy as pie, and given the price some companies charge to fix...

repair an aluminium window or door

October 27, 2013
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If you live in a house in Australia, there’s a good chance you have at least one aluminium sliding window and one day, whether it’s your son hitting a cricket ball through it or the cat knocking over the hat stand into it, one of those windows is going to break. This post is about...

DIY Glass Splashback

October 27, 2013
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Below is a blog post about measuring and installing a glass splashback, if your after a quote or any questions click the quotes link below!  Painted glass splash backs have really taken off during my time in the industry. When I first started out I looked forward to fitting them, mainly because they looked so...

Cut a hole in glass

October 27, 2013
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This is for all you jewel thieves out there, although after you read it you’ll understand why it’s not the best way to steal that magnificent pink diamond. Cutting a round hole follows all the same steps as cutting a circle, up until the releasing step, I have included illustrations below, as this can be...