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Porthole (window)
 

Porthole (window)



I want to use this as window on the side of the shack.

I turned the porthole ring on a wood lathe then glued some tiny strips of wood & added drops of glue for faux hardware & bolts.

I painted it shades of aqua then added some rubbed on gold power (found in the polymer clay section of your favorite craft store)

Still needs glazing - would like a curved (convex) glass - I think they sell these for clocks & watches. Any ideas on the glass would be welcomed & appreciated.

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1/12 Fishing Shack

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You can often find plastic domed packaging on air fresheners and the like that might do the trick but not as good as glass itself. This is an amazing piece - creative and realistic.

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You can often find plastic domed packaging on air fresheners and the like that might do the trick but not as good as glass itself. This is an amazing piece - creative and realistic.

Thanks Jo, great idea! I googled clock watch & glass & found a $3.50 2" convex glass - didn't check the shipping tho - that's where they git yu!

I have some glue (can't remember the name) I was told if yu thin it out & stir it, you can apply it to acrylic or glass, & it dries clear but kinda wavy & with some tiny bubbles - good for antique looking windows or stained glass.

For stained glass - if the glue doesn't wash off a transparent tint - you could seal the color under the glue & not worry about if wearing off. And I think you would get beautiful results.

:blahblah1:

Mike

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what about the little plastic holders that you find in a gumball type machine that has toy rings and that? Would that stick out to far??

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what about the little plastic holders that you find in a gumball type machine that has toy rings and that? Would that stick out to far??

Thanks, Alpangle - another great idea!

I would have to cut it closer to one end (not centered) & that would make it stick out less, but would also create a smaller diameter which I think would be too small for the porthole?

Thanks,

Mike

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1 hour ago, Samusa said:

Did you ever find cabochon glass or something to simulate it?

I cut it from a plastic ball - I made it a bit larger than the porthole to hide the rough edges inside of the shack.

I spray painted it black then put a high gloss clear coat to simulate glass & match the front window -

- so I don't know why I was looking for something clear? :dunce:

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