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Feb 27, 2011
Glass Saw Cutting & Pattern Pieces
by: Bruce

I was doing a large piece that almost every piece had to be cut on a glass saw. I found that no matter what I used, the lines would wash off. I tried lip balm and clear nail polish over the Sharpie pen marks. It still washed or peeled off. Then I had an epiphany. I went to a local plastic store, bought a sheet of .010 plastic sheet, and cut out my pattern pieces. I then super glued (yes, super glued) the patten piece to the glass and cut around the shape. Presto. No problem. The plastic pattern piece pops off and you're done. The trick is to only glue down the number of pieces you plan to cut. The glue will eventually cure too much and the plastic piece will pop off by itself or right in the middle of your cutting. So do your cutting while the bond is fresh.

Mar 21, 2010
keeping on Mark
by: Daralyn

I started using a china pen when I mark my glass, they are cheap about $2.00, last long time, don't dry out and come in three colors, white, black, red and yellow. Readily available at craft stores, supermarkets, Target Wal-Mart and office suppies.

Feb 05, 2009
Marking Pattern With a Sharpie
by: Anonymous

A gal who works for a stain glass shop taught several of us to cut out our second pattern and paste it right on the glass with a glue stick then cut around the paper leaving the paper on to grind. You can grind exactly to the pattern and it really takes less time. The pattern and glue wash off easily. If you want to use your pattern several times cover the paper pattern with clear contact paper and then use a glue sick to paste the pattern onto the glass. It lifts off easily. Good luck.

Jan 31, 2009
Commercial Stay Mark and Paint Pens
by: Brooks

Commercial stay mark doesn't have to be messy if used sparingly. A small container last a long time.

I prefer using a fine line paint pen. The paint stays put and is relatively easy to remove after grinding.

Jan 22, 2009
Great tip
by: Anonymous

I have had the same problem. Thanks for the tip. BJ

Jan 20, 2009
Keep Mark for Grinding
by: Ann

Chapstick is a great idea! I had used something sold specifically for that purpose but it was greasy and messy. Thanks for the tip!

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