Hiya! Happy Wednesday! Today I'm here to share something in hopes that it helps others. I recently purchased a sheet of glass at Lowe's for a project that I'm working on. Lowe's also cut the glass to size for me but I was left with really sharp edges. To keep myself and others from getting cut, I wanted to have the edges smoothed. I contacted my local glass shop and they told me it would cost quite a bit to have it done. I kindly said, "no thanks" and started a Google search for DIY sharp glass smoothing. With little success I finally reached out to another glass shop and asked them how someone could smooth glass. The nice gentleman said that I could use emery cloth.
Emery cloth is very similar to sand paper and it comes in sheets. You can find it at Home Depot and Lowe's. I purchased the multiple pack which comes with different grades of grit.
I used a small piece of wood that I had laying in the garage as my sanding box and started with the largest grit and worked down to the smallest grit. I also tried using it with my palm sander and that worked too. It was a lot faster but you have to be careful or the palm sander may chip the glass. Mine chipped a little but I just went over it with the emery cloth until it was smooth.
Have you ever sanded glass?