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    Default Split Dichro Images

    Hey forum members, what is the common way you receive 1/2" X 1/2" dichro images?? I mean if you order 10 do they come individual or in a long strip??

    If in the strip are they cross scored or besides a pane cutter and straight edge is there any trick to cross scoring?? How do you snap them, will they snap by hand or do you need a couple of pair of running pliers??

    All of the others I have received have been in individual pieces, ready for use ...................

    So what is the norm, please share ..................
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    Default Re: Split Dichro Images

    Score them and snap them with your fingers.

    What, haven't you ever cut sheet glass?

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    Sheet glass yes, nothing quite so small .............
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    Default Re: Split Dichro Images

    Thanks Fred, that worked pretty well.

    So is this common??
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    Default Re: Split Dichro Images

    Easiest way for snapping flat glass clean, for me, is scoring a straight line, flip the piece over and place onto a piece of cardboard. with a simple press of your fingertip directly on the score line the piece will break clean.

    I worked as a cold glass cutter for a fusing / slumping studio about 8 months. 5 hours a day of just cutting sheet glass with a carbide blade and you figure out what not to do more than how to do it haha.
    "Destruction leads to a very rough road, but it also breeds creation."

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    Default Re: Split Dichro Images

    I spent years cutting various shapes out of anything from 1.1mm boro to 6mm float.

    From wheel cutters to ring saws, and from there to water-jet cutting, I've cut a few pieces of glass.

    Hell, I even tried to saw through a piece of tempered on a wet saw once.

    I got 3 inches (!) into it before it exploded.

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    Default Re: Split Dichro Images

    [QUOTE=FredLight;

    I got 3 inches (!) into it before it exploded.[/QUOTE]

    *snickers*

    -middle school humor-

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    Default Re: Split Dichro Images

    "I got 3 inches (!) into it before it exploded. "

    Should of thought of baseball
    Insert witty glass comment here----->

    "hollow", a haiku:

    boro color lies
    transparent shows you the truth
    make one hundred first

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    I knew there would be trouble when I typed that.

    If I would have thought of baseball, I would have fallen asleep.

    Sorry, fellow Americans, it's the truth.

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