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By: Greg (offline) on Wednesday, December 19 2007 @ 09:27 PM PST (Read 4968 times)  

My table is done!

The last coats of finish went on the wood last night and I picked-up the top this morning (90 pounds of half inch glass!). We wrestled with clear glass vs. frosted, and opted for clear in the end. The circuit boards are really something to show-off, IMHO.

Overall, I must say, the kit is outstanding. The instructions are conscise, and the support here really makes a difference.

Thanks Windell!

BTW, I have pics if you want them.


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By: Windell (offline) on Wednesday, December 19 2007 @ 10:54 PM PST  

Hey-- Congrats are in order then! Big Grin We'd certainly like to see the pictures, privately or otherwise. If possible, please add them to the Evil Mad Science Auxiliary flickr group. (If you don't flickr and give me permission, I could post them there for you.) Yep, glass is heavy-- I can only barely lift the glass on our table by myself, and frosted glass is super expensive. One thing that we did on our "old" interactive LED dining table is to use clear glass, but apply a commercial "privacy film" which effectively turns it into frosted glass. Unfortunately it's not cheap (~$30), very very difficult to apply, and we still ended up with a couple of cat hairs and bubbles between the film and the glass. It does seem like there should be a better way.

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By: Anonymous: Jaune d'Eau () on Thursday, December 20 2007 @ 12:11 AM PST  
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Just my 2ct, but I could get a very low price to get some glass frozen after chatting a bit with a cool guy at the local bodyshop.


By: Greg (offline) on Thursday, December 20 2007 @ 03:24 PM PST  

The frosting quote I recieved was around $125 for plain frosting, and double if i want it lacquered (this makes it appear less frosted).

The guy gave me samples, that I placed on the table to try it out. Since you can still see the components, it doesn't seem worth it.

The best price I found for the privacy film was in the $55 range. I found that Krylon makes a spray paint frosting, but it seems like it would be impossible to get it even.

I'll email you the photos directly.


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By: Anonymous: Jaune d'Eau () on Saturday, December 22 2007 @ 01:54 PM PST  
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Something like this may help :
(search for "etching cream" if link no longer work).

It gives pretty good results. You must spread a one millimeter layer on the glass. (who can convert etching cream Oz into mm without using a google ?) The product is re-usable several times, so dividing the table in 2 or 3 part with adhesive tape, you might be able to make the whole table with the 12 oz.

You can also try to DIY this product for bargain, you certainly can find the receipt easyly on the internet, but PLEASE wear as many protecting things as you can while manupulation this bone dissolving hydrofluoric thing Frown

Have fun,


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