I'm looking for a glass or other substance suitable for a solar heater/oven expected to be on average about 400F with a max of 600F.
Some people apparently use standard 1/8th inch window glass with good results, but I'm a little concerned with safety and the possibility of the pane blowing up in someone's face as they work with this thing. That's not based on experience or knowledge of it happening to anyone, but I wonder about it. Is that a realistic possibility?
Whatever I use, it should be as transparent to visible & IR as possible, and naturally, cheap as dirt. This particular project will require a 24"x24" piece.
And finally, I have a trash can of broken window glass from trying to cut the stuff with only limited success (for other projects, not the oven). Any hints on cutting down large window panes into smaller parts?