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Is it dangerous to use lead glass?
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Just bought this print for my new office (even as small as the office is, I might as well fix it up a little bit)-



Planning on getting a dark cherrywood frame for it.

JB
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Originally Posted by SirSuturesALot View Post
Is it dangerous to use lead glass?

it depends on where it is made. most of the stuff is now is made overseas and i would highly doubt it is made properly. i can get into the technicalities of how it is made but i won't bore you.
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it depends on where it is made. most of the stuff is now is made overseas and i would highly doubt it is made properly. i can get into the technicalities of how it is made but i won't bore you.

I can't imagine that using riedel is gonna kill me. :P
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I can't imagine that using riedel is gonna kill me. :P
...and if it does, at least it's a good way to die.
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I can't imagine that using riedel is gonna kill me. :P

probably not. real caution should be taken if its colored glass and has a label "Made in China"
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I can't imagine that using riedel is gonna kill me. :P
Agreed, death from Riedel is doubtful. There are other quality alternatives to Riedel if one is averse to lead glass though. The benefit I appreciate most: not having to worry about my wine glasses self destruct in my hand.
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Agreed, death from Riedel is doubtful.

There are other quality alternatives to Riedel if one is averse to lead glass though. The benefit I appreciate most: not having to worry about my wine glasses self destruct in my hand.

I briefly looked at Schott Zweisel's line which uses a titanium crystal and are much stronger, but aesthetically, the Riedel Vistis were exponentially more pleasing to my eye. I'm very careful with my things and so breakage generally isn't a huge concern. I bought a special goblet brush to clean them with which should make it a lot easier to clean and further reduce chance of breakage. And if you go back and read what i said about their constructution, I don't think i'll have too many problems with these ones. In the future, I just won't let girlfriends do the dishes. If they want to help out I'll tell them to leave the wine glasses and dishes on the work table and to just do the pots & pans and counter/stove.

And as I said, guests other than the girlfriend can use the crystal tasting glasses which are a stronger composition and much cheaper.
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
I briefly looked at Schott Zweisel's line which uses a titanium crystal and are much stronger, but aesthetically, the Riedel Vistis were exponentially more pleasing to my eye. I'm very careful with my things and so breakage generally isn't a huge concern. I bought a special goblet brush to clean them with which should make it a lot easier to clean and further reduce chance of breakage. And if you go back and read what i said about their constructution, I don't think i'll have too many problems with these ones. In the future, I just won't let girlfriends do the dishes. If they want to help out I'll tell them to leave the wine glasses and dishes on the work table and to just do the pots & pans and counter/stove.

And as I said, guests other than the girlfriend can use the crystal tasting glasses which are a stronger composition and much cheaper.

Why did you order them from TO when there are so many places not far from your apartment that sell them at a discount?

I was able to get some of mine at a shop on Peel at a decent discount. Is this a new line that isn't widely available?
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Originally Posted by Violinist View Post
Why did you order them from TO when there are so many places not far from your apartment that sell them at a discount?

I was able to get some of mine at a shop on Peel at a decent discount. Is this a new line that isn't widely available?

Ya it's new. I checked the local places that had them and they were significantly more expensive, like 85-100/pr instead of 59. Plus with out of province there's only 5% gst. As I said, the rosehill prices were ever better than amazon. This is the first time i've been able to buy something in canada for less money than ordering from the states.
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I like this Lobmeyr set by Josef Hoffmann:

http://www.unicahome.com/p900/lobmey...r-lobmeyr.html
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Just bought a PS3, kind of late on the next-gen system wagon haha.
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Incredibly excited when this was announced today. I can now flip my grosstastic Finnish DVD:

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Incredibly excited when this was announced today. I can now flip my grosstastic Finnish DVD:


Aside from being a DVD, I have no idea what you are talking about.

b
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i've never really understood what the criterion collection was supposed to be. Is it like columbia house for film snobs? Why doesn't it include Die Hard? Die Hard is a requisite criteria in any serious dvd collection.
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