So this is where we left off last time, the garage shop is -basically- set up and good to go.
I really liked this pattern when I bought it back in 2010, and surprisingly it was one of the last ones I completed. I have one more that I bought from this store, but it’s a hummingbird pattern that just hasn’t called to me
I almost threw up my hands at this point because the piece was not fitting, no matter what I did. I’m glad I pushed through though… Turns out there were 3 pieces that were really thick because of where they were cut and I had to grind them down a bit around the edges to get them to fit.
And we fit the pieces, bit by bit. I prefer the copper foil method but my wife really likes the lead came look so that won out for this piece.
And here it is on the light table.
I’m really happy with how this turned out. Most importantly- it’s done before the baby gets here!
My wife wanted to get a rocker/recliner, and luckily our neighbor was getting rid of his. He got a new one for Fathers Day and set this one out on the curb. His kids had jumped on it and broke it where the arm connects to the side. A little wood glue and some Kreg screws took care of that problem.
Ah yes, that nice looking “turtle” you see is the first stained glass piece I made. Back in college a friend of mine worked in a restaurant and when he knew I wanted to learn stained glass he gave me a broken lamp from the restaurant. I took it apart and re-assembled this hideous thing with a $15 soldering iron.
We gave the ugly turtle to my brother and sister in law, and then my wife designed this turtle and I made this one to replace it…they still keep the ugly one in their bathroom- I’m not sure why….
The rest of the photos show (not quite in order) the panels I have made since going to those 10 Saturday classes at the senior center back in 2010. Bucket list- check. Someone asked to see them and I am finally getting around to posting them.
This is how my wife gets me to come home- blackmail…
-- If you can dream it, I can do it!