Great im glad other people are interested in this field. Since it’s my first attempt, and trust me I figured this was going to be a waste of time, producing horrible cuts.
I originally wanted to add compression springs to the unit, but i just couldnt find any with enough tension to be helpful. I know someone can come up with a way to set variable tension with a screw compressing the spring or something, thats just out of my expertise… Ive figured out how to utilize the machines own “give” to my advantage as I was desperate to find a way to save my arm from the constant pressure of trying to cut borosilicate one day and just decided to omit the springs. I have my glass on two layers of clamped down 1/4" mdf, as ive cut into my wasteboard quite often, it may act as its own “ridgid” spring. Along with the torsional give of the X axis bar, there seems to be enough consistency with my cuts that i can repeat indefinitely better than I could ever by hand. Once i got the right pressure dialed in, i havent looked back. My production times have honestly been cut from a full 8 hour day to cut my pieces, down to 1 hour. Not exagerating. Between the consistency of every single cut, and the speed of not having to measure every single cut, this has made my job way easier… But its in no means something you can just setup and go.
Thank you! Right now I sell them on my personal website seanaugustinemarch.com, and at ABC Home in NYC, and in about a month it will be in MoMA Design Stores. Both made possible with my glass cutter head.
Im sure i left a good deal of info out, ask if you have any other questions. Id like to see what a schlibert glass cutter looks like, ive never heard of it. I know there are professional cnc glass cutters out there, I would love to get a hold of one of their heads… Im sure they figured a way to either mechanically rotate the heads, or they have a tiny turning radius.