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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2RLzzNNNwg

Is this real or is the guy pulling out extra pieces you can't see inside the water?
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Yes it is possible, but you will not get smooth edges and of course there is always a risk to cutting yourself rather badly.
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On 2007-09-01 21:19, photius wrote:
Yes it is possible, but you will not get smooth edges and of course there is always a risk to cutting yourself rather badly.


I would think the glass would have to be very thin and also have a very good pair of scissors. If I had glass pieces laying around the house, I would try it.
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Funny video.

Add a sheet of plastic waiting under the water and go for it.
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Jonathan has a point there he did not tap the glass after it was cut.
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Search the net guys, lots of posts on this very thing, it is possible. Not practical, but possible.
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Cool effect though ,theres a gimick somewhere ,will have to experiment with that one LOL
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Yeah, it is real. I read this in an old magic science book when I was a wee one. Of course I had to try it! It does indeed work. Not exactly a neat pretty cut, but it works. It had an effect on me similar to chewing tin foil.
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I havnt tryed it yet .looks like something with heating the edge make it work better? chewing tin foil can make your teeth hurt especially with amalgum fillings!!! LOL
I`ll let all you know how my experiment with that glass cutting works.
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Don't chew aluminum foil in a thunder storm either.
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Turn us into a human lightning rod AL, lol. Has anyone actually tried to do the cutting glass trick yet? I`m going to find the time this week to try it in my shop.


Today I tried that trick using tin snips and a standard thickness glass. Started with a bucket of cold water, it worked well the pieces cut off broke into smaller pieces. I used the lighter like they did, and it seem to cut a little easier. I also did it out of the water; the glass cut a little more jagged and spilled a lot on the large piece. The second time out of the water the main piece broke into several crooked pieces. It was a interesting experiment.

Have any of you tried to do this trick?
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Well done.
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Thank you AL. Always nice to try out some new things you see.
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On 2007-09-06 10:07, Al Angello wrote:
Don't chew aluminum foil in a thunder storm either.

LOL, that's funny! Or don't chew cooper while on the top of the Eiffel Tower.. since electricity likes to travel the easiest path between the earth and the tallest object.
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When in a thunder storm always stand next to a cone head.
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Nobody say the, How NOT to cut glass with scissors video? lol
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Ahhh science.
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