|Project by DaleMaley||posted 07-01-2016 03:20 PM||907 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
I have been taking some stained glass classes, and decided to build a stained glass clock. I searched the Internet and found a neat looking clock from a company in the country of Latvia. This is my first 3D type stained glass project.
I designed the clock in Sketchup. Then I designed 3 wood molds or fixtures to hold the RH side, LH side, and front face in the proper angles.
Using the 3 wood fixture, my process was:
1. Make LH side in wood fixture, foil and solder it.
2. make RH side in wood fixture, foil and solder it.
3. make front face in wood fixture, foil and solder it.
4. make back piece on flat surface, foil and solder it.
5. clamp LH side to front, tack solder
6. tack solder RH side and back to make a 4 sided box
7. drill 2 quarter-inch handle holes with diamond bit in top
8. solder top to clock
9. apply black patina to all solder
I had some gaps that were too big for solder to stick, so I used some 12-2 copper wire as a filler, which worked fine.
If you are interested in my Trials & Tribulations of making this clock, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/