The first of the seven fundamental steps in glassblowing is cutting. Glass is most often cut by the "scratch and break" method, but can also be cut in a torch flame, and with an abrasive saw blade.
Grinding the surface of a paperweight for ornamentation.
The use of T-Cut or compound to polish paint to a high gloss. See polishing.
Interrupting the opponent's feints with a sweeping action of the defending blade.
The technique whereby glass is removed from the surface of an object by grinding it with a rotating wheel made of stone, wood, or metal, and an abrasive suspended in liquid. See also copper-wheel engraving, carving, and wheel engraving.
Scoring glass with a diamond, steel wheel, or other hard alloy wheel & breaking it along the score. Other methods of cutting glass include water jet & laser.
Grinding any pattern into the glass by using a consistent speed rotating wheel coated with either cloth, diamond dust or an abrasive.
The process of cutting, grinding, or polishing rough diamonds into finished goods.
grinding the surface of a paperweight for ornament.
a method of decorating a bottle by cutting with an iron wheel, a stone wheel, and a willow wheel in that order. IGCB
By using a consistent speed rotating wheel coated with either cloth, diamond dust or an abrasive to grind a pattern or design into the glass.
A process in which glass is trimmed, also for decorative purposes.
A method of decorating glass whereby portions of the glass are removed by grinding and polishing.
During distillation, the stillman, or stillhouse computer programme, 'cuts' from collecting foreshots to the middle cut or heart of the run, before then cutting back to collect feints. 'Cut points' are crucial to the character of the spirit produced, and every distillery has its own formula for them, based on alcoholic strength and/or timescale. glossary D
The technique of severing glass by introducing it to the flame, and allowing the heat of the torch to cut the glass.
the method used to break up materials into various sizes of tesserae. The hammer and hardie have been used since ancient times and are still one of the preferred methods for smalti & stone. The smalti or stone is placed on the blade of the chisel at right angles and by delivering a sharp blow with the hammer a clean-cut is made. To facilitate cutting glass, the surface may be scored beforehand with a diamond tool. With smalti, since the cut edge reflects more of its brilliance, it is usually placed facing outwards in the mosaic (except in the case of metal-leaf tesserae). Modern tools for cutting include tile nippers, tile cutters, wet saws & glass cutters. direct method