Stained Glass: "A How To" Series #3: Using a glass grinder

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Blog entry by kolwdwrkr posted 11-22-2010 05:02 AM 3991 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This segment discusses how to use a grinder. You don’t have to have a grinder to make stained glass, but it helps to make a better product. It smooths the edges and makes them square, so when the pattern is put together the pieces fit tightly together. Whereas if you don’t use a grinder the edges won’t be smooth, and there is more of a chance of gaps. If you can make decent cuts though, most gaps will be filled with solder, so it may not be a huge deal if you don’t invest in one.

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 05:34 AM

Nice job on the video …very informative : )

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 06:10 AM

I really enjoyed watching this demonstration of the stained glass. I have always thought that I would like to try working with stained glass to incorporate with my furniture design. Maybe watching you will get me a step closer to that goal.

Great video. I really appreciate it and look forward to future installments.


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#3 posted 11-23-2010 11:45 PM

You have my interest Keith. Well done Buddy.

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#4 posted 12-11-2010 01:05 AM

I love your cap! It glows on the picture!
Cool little grass grinder, I have used a drumsander, and it was not that effective.
Thank you again.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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