Is there a way to sand glass to make the opening smaller,

I'm trying to get class shade to fit over my bathroom lights.

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 06, 2017
    Sanding would make the opening larger... and glass can be sanded or ground... use an emery cloth or one of the stone grinding bits for a Dremel (etc) and a lot of patience, especially if you are using power tools... there will be a great temptation to use pressure to make it go faster. Your solution might be to use a smaller diameter bulb or a different shaped one... or you may have to use a different shade

  • William William on Dec 06, 2017
    No way to sand the glass without breaking it. This may not work but it is used to make glasses out of bottles. Wrap some cord around the shade where you want the cut. Saturate the cord with rubbing alcohol. Light the cord with a match. Once the flame goes out dunk the shade in cold water. The glass should break along the cord line. You can use an emery nail file and sand the edges.

  • Amanda Amanda on Dec 06, 2017
    Hi Ann. Some light fixtures require you to unscrew the bulb and then put the shade onto the socket and then screw the bulb in. Not sure if yours is like this.