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    Looking to get the glass for my cocktail shortly. Had thought I'd be best with tempered since I have two kids under three... am I being overly paranoid? Will heavy toys etc brought down too quickly on regular (~6mm) glass smash it?

    I only ask since it seems so damned expensive. Two places have quoted around $250 for a 750x1000mm piece of toughened 6mm with rounded corners; I'd guessed maybe $150.

    Is there some cleverer and cheaper way for me to do this? Alternatively, anyone know a cheap and dodgy glazier in Brisbane??

  • #2
    i found getting mine prices varied mine was about 550mm by 800mm there about from memory 6mm and toughend glass with the edges polished for $70

    some places told me it was $90 for glass $5 a corner x8 plus $20 for the edges and then frieght to perth to have it toughend and polished

    the same place that i ended up going to did all the same with it only being $10 for the edges and the sheila was amazed when i told her it was for a arcade machine

    and that was country WA prices

    and regular glass will smash to pieces tempered/toughened will break but wont fly around and bee in hundreds of little pieces or perspex that would be more $$ but take out the paranoid wife. I know the kid thing ill have 2 under 1 next year and the wife was already scared with number one before he was born had to lock up the cab completely
    you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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    • #3
      cost me 90 for a top for a midway style cocktail.

      ring major glass shops

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      • #4
        mine was 6mm tempered. $126 bucks and that was in darwin! i went to maybe 3 places and they had similar prices. where are you situated? mine was from pilkington glass. you definitely want tempered glass...
        Danny Galaga- the man with no signature...

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        • #5
          Thanks for the round of encouragement all ... I shall persevere and hunt down a bargain

          @danny_galaga: Nudgee.

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          • #6
            Use Logan Glass down here where I am, Just of compton road
            71 Parramatta Rd Slacks Creek 4127(07) 3290 3999Fax(07) 3290 6633
            I just did a TableTop for a customer and 6mm tinted and toughened with rounded corners cost $75... They are cheap and good.....
            Always interested in Retro and Current gaming

            https://www.gamedude.com.au

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            • #7
              you're going to hate me I was lucky enough to get my glass for free - my Dad is a builder and he deals with glass companies all the time and he got me a piece excactly the size of the front of my NEO-GEO cab.
              The glass company deals with massive jobs and believe it or not, the piece that I got is actually called an 'off-cut' to them so that's pretty much why I got it for nothing.
              It's double layered with reinforced laminate between them, I could probably stand on it before it broke - not that i'm going to test that theory
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              • #8
                It definitely pays to shop around first.
                I just picked up some pinball playfield toughened glass, and two pieces of laminated tabletop glass at mates rates for $90.

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