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You need to be careful when handling glass. In larger sheets it is very weak
in a horizontal plane. It is strongest when it is in a vertical plane. (That's
why glass is always supposed to be shipped upright.) The transition
between horizontal to vertical is important because it can break if it does
not have the proper support. However, there is a tried and true method
for laying glass down and turning it over. Rest the glass on the edge of
the bench, half on, half sticking off. Then pivot it to the horizontal, still
leaning the middle of the glass on the edge of the bench as your fulcrum.
This provides support at the middle during the transition to the bench top.

Contributed by Kathi Bell 

 

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