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    To bad it is not in the U.S...

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    Hey guys glass tubing is really easy to cut. You just score it and snap and it can be flame polished

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    Never tried flame polishing. Sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Semiretired View Post
    Never tried flame polishing. Sounds interesting.
    It does. But honestly, we used to use AO sandpaper on the ends of glass sight tubes, and it gives you that nice frosty "buffed" look, and gets very smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bert1983 View Post
    I will cut and polish it for you...so precise and clean you wont know it was cut. Just pm me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frick View Post
    It does. But honestly, we used to use AO sandpaper on the ends of glass sight tubes, and it gives you that nice frosty "buffed" look, and gets very smooth.
    Did you work with melting and heating glass or just cutting? for me it was mostly for bending and stretching to make pipettes

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    Bert is definitely the guy for this job. He takes pride in what he does and he does it like no other, perfection should be his first name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traver View Post
    Did you work with melting and heating glass or just cutting? for me it was mostly for bending and stretching to make pipettes
    Just cutting. We used an oddball old plier-like tool with the cutting wheels on a sort of chain. Like this: Glass Tubing Cutter.

    We had to cut sight-glass tubing to length, then we'd buff the ends with aluminum-oxide sandpaper (actually it's referred to as sanding cloth) to a nice, clean and smooth edge.

    I just figured for keeping it simple and DIY, this would work fine on cut glass tubing.

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    Any hardware store will sell diamond cutting discs for a Dremel. Just make sure you cut it in/under water.

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