Dull cutting.

 Is Brilliant cutting with out the polishing element. Its only advantage is in the pricing. Less work. One to Two thirds the total cost of a brilliant cut panel.  In the old days it was only used on some jobs as a different design element on mirrors. Or small cuts on Venetian mirrors.


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Next a full size working drawing is produced to work from, and customer approval of design if required.


Full size working drawing.

Full size drawing.

Tracing the design on to the glass using water proof paint.

  Marking out on glass. Marking out on glass.
The choice of grinding wheel next, the theory is to use the biggest wheel you can then as the curves cut get tighter the wheels get ever smaller, 50mm the smallest 500mm the biggest.
  Wheel profiles and cuts they achieve. Grinding Wheel racks, (jpg only).
Brilliant cutting frame Glass counter balance. Counter balance in action.
We now have the grinding wheels, brilliant cutting frame and counter balance, we are go for work. Grind out the pattern, Dull cutting.
  Dull cut out using lines as guides. Dull cutting in action.
The job is now finished. Glass has to be cleaned off. Left as is or silvered.
Small dull cut mirror. Antique Venetian mirror. Large dull cut mirror.

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