Cutting Glass

Glass is cut with either a diamond or a tiny sharp-edged and very hard steel wheel. The diamond is undoubtedly the finer tool, especially for thick glass. But a glaziers diamond costs a pound or more, whereas a first-class steel-wheel cutter can be bought for a shilling or eighteenpence, including a few spare wheels. In … Read more

Reglazing A Window

Always wear thick gloves and goggles when reglazing. Break out a broken window pane, using a hammer and pliers, and carefully catch and dispose of the glass, wrapping it in several layers of newspaper. Levering out pieces around the edge will also break out putty, but remaining putty should be removed with a woodworking and … Read more

Window Glass Replacement

Windows are as much a part of the wall as brickwork, and a broken window must be one of commonest of household accidents. Fortunately it presents no difficulties in repair. The only difficulty lies in cutting the glass to size. Many people find this operation tricky. Mostly, though, the difficulty lies in having a bad … Read more