Ok, I'm either adventurous or just dumb enough to keep trying. I bought three panes of 12" x 16" (1/8" thick) glass tonight and I want to cut it down to six panes of 8" x 12" and then cut the top and bottom pieces to fit. They will be assembled into an 8" L x 8" D x 12" H vivarium with a single sliding pane front. I want to build 5 more if this first one works out. Home made is a few dollars cheaper than making a 2.5 gallon aquarium into a drop down front. A 2.5 gallon is the same price as a 10 gallon - that should be illegal! LOL
I have one of those key looking cutters with the ball on the end, a bottle of fluid and a T square. I'm not sure how much oil I should put on the blade, do I dip the whole blade in the oil? How hard do I press with the cutter? I've read that if you hear cracking you're pushing too hard. What do you do with the little ball? Teh card on teh cutter says to use the edge of teh table to snap the pane along the score. Do I slowly bend the glass on the score over the table edge or try to do it quickly by hitting it hard?
Does anyone have any tips, hints, fave video links, voodoo prayers, etc. that they can post before I destroy these nice panes of glass on Saturday?