Phil Stevens wrote:I will prowl the secondhand dealers and see if I can find a small window from an old wood fire. All the modern ones are big and I can't imagine trying to take a wet saw to one. Anybody done this?
I believe the clear ceramic glass used in wood stoves can be cut with standard “score and snap” techniques used in traditional glass cutting/window glazing... just errors are significantly more costly. A belt sander or diamond file can then be used to round off sharp edges for safer handling, if needed...
I think the belts used in sanding the edges of plate glass are different from your normal “wood shop” sanding belts, but not sure.
The one i’ve seen had a 4” wide belt in a bandsaw like setup that must have been 8-10 feet of belt total. I didn’t get to inquire about the type of grit.
It might be the same as high quality wood sanding belts and just longer to allow the belt to have a reasonable life. Looked like the purple 3M “SandBlaster” belt material.