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Old 08-17-2015, 12:40 AM   #16
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Re: Glass surface for work bench?

i use a glass surface, works great. IKEA sells a white or black glass (meant to be an optional top for their besta book cases) for
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Re: Glass surface for work bench?

I'm kinda goofy sometime and while I did use a glass surface before, I found the surface too hard and I lost many hours of my life under my desk seaching for tiny parts that went away.

So for me, I use a 30"x24" cutting mat. Gives enough softness to keep falling parts from bunching on the ground.
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Re: Glass surface for work bench?

i'm working on a glass surface top, but it's ontop of a wooden table. so far it's working for me, but i do have some plastic sheets (bags from kit sprues actually) covering areas where i'll be putting paint jars, glue, etc. on. one part also has 2 self-healing cutting mats for the main workspace.
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Re: Glass surface for work bench?

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My new surface is about 50.5" x 25.75"- an odd size, so I think I'm going to have to special order something. I probably don't need to go edge to edge, but I feel like that would be doing it right.
Check around at your local commercial/residential glass shops, they'll cut to any size.

Just a thought, I also use a Blitz automotive drip tray on top of my work surface (which is acrylic, BTW...I cheaped out and wish I had glass!). It's 25x36 or so and has a lip around the edge, so it'll keep things from rolling off the desk. I wish I didn't have it up there all of the time but it's handy when working on certain items.

http://www.autozone.com/shop-and-gar...ay/475418_0_0/
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