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Project by mrdull posted 02-23-2009 06:55 AM 1314 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are 16” x 7’ sliding panels which were routed to accept stained glass pieces to give the appearance of a waterfall when closed

-- “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.





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trifern

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#1 posted 02-23-2009 07:03 AM

Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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isetegija

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#2 posted 02-23-2009 08:39 AM

That is absolutely awesome.
Very well done.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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woodspyder

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#3 posted 02-23-2009 09:03 AM

Looks very nice. Can you post a pic of the back so we can see how the glass is held in place?
I have a couple of odd shaped windows that could use something like this. If SWMBO approves.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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mrdull

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#4 posted 02-23-2009 03:35 PM

Sorry, I no longer have access for additional pictures. each panel is two parts, front and back, each is made from a single piece of 3/4” MDF and the back side of each small opening is routed out (rabbited) just over 1/16” deep so when you put the two pieces together the glass is enclosed in a 1 1/2” thick panel and each opening has a space just over 1/8” for the glass. The small dots you see in the pic. are bronze threaded male/female fasteners that hold the two pieces together. The tough part was cutting and shaping all the glass. After I cut the first half, I traced a pattern for the glass, there were two left and two right panels. The wood parts (2 right and two left) were mirror images of each other but the glass was several hundred pieces all different in color but they too were mirror images, two of each shape, oh yes and each glass had a front and back side textured on one side.

The doors were installed as a room divider, so they are visible from both sides.

Hope this helps

-- “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

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#5 posted 02-23-2009 04:13 PM

That is a very neat idea. Well done.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#6 posted 02-23-2009 09:12 PM

Very cooool!

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#7 posted 02-23-2009 11:40 PM

Very cool project! Good use of color and motion.

-- Gary

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 02-25-2009 08:08 AM

Conception to completion, this is a great piece. Thanks for posting.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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