The Glass

All that's left is to cut the glass to fit the rabbet on the back side of the door. Normally, cutting glass for a door isn't a big deal. But the glass for this door is a real pain.

The problem, of course, is cutting an arch in the glass to match the rabbet on the back of the arched frame. I used a circle-cutting glass cutter to scribe the shape of the arch. This isn't too difficult. But as 1 broke off the waste, I discovered the real problem: cleaning out the corners at the ends of the arch. I got lucky and finally cut a good piece before I ran out of glass.

But there is an easier way — let someone else do it. Check in the Yellow Pages for a local glass company, especially one that specializes in stained glass. They usually have the equipment to make this type of cut, and will be glad to do it (for a small fee).

mounting the glass. To mount the glass in the door frame, I used a Yt" rubber "keeper" strip, see Fig. 7. This strip can be tacked in place and is flexible enough to follow the contour of the arch. (See Sources at the end of this article.)

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ROUT HALF CIRCLE USING TRAMEL POINT AND '/«" STRAIGHT BIT

FIGURE 2

FIGURE 3

ROUT HALF CIRCLE USING TRAMEL POINT AND '/«" STRAIGHT BIT

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