Stained Glass: "A How To" Series

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Blog series by kolwdwrkr updated 11-22-2010 05:02 AM 3 parts 8530 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: The Tools of the trade

11-21-2010 08:05 AM by kolwdwrkr | 10 comments »

I appreciate that people showed interest in this blog. I have been wanting to do something like this for quite a while, but never put an effort towards it. In this series I am going to discuss Foiled stained glass, and the methods involved in the making of a lamp. I am not a professional by any means at stained glass, so if you have any input or suggestions it’s much appreciated. I am merely a hobbyist that is self taught. Here is the first video. Sorry that I am not an actor or g...

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Part 2: Practice cuts

11-22-2010 04:08 AM by kolwdwrkr | 9 comments »

Before we begin making a stained glass project I want you to take the time to practice using a glass cutting tool on inexpensive clear glass. This will help you get the feel for your cutter, and get a decent feel for how to score a piece. When scoring, listen to the cut. You can hear whether or not you are making a clean cut. Once you are good at scoring glass you will be ready to move on to the more expensive stained glass.

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Part 3: Using a glass grinder

11-22-2010 05:02 AM by kolwdwrkr | 4 comments »

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...

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