Behind the Bevels

Some of the magic we’ve discovered over the years, working glass over our 1915 beveling machinery.

Cutting 3/8″ and 1/2″ glass to a pattern, and free-handing them over large steel, stone, cork, and felt wheels that are rotating around 200 RPM, one is able to create various angles that bring character to the overall project.

We achieve the gold by using an old mirror we found that still had some of the tarnished silver. By carefully cutting and going through the beveling processes, we were able to preserve enough to give the pieces a special antique sparkle. Under the round bevel, we placed a piece of iridized glass to reflect light.

Over the years, we have discovered many little techniques such as this through our constant “thinking and doing, doing and thinking.” Thank you, Goethe.