Using wood fixture to help make stained glass boxes

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Project by DaleMaley posted 03-11-2018 10:31 PM 322 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to try to make some stained glass boxes with hinged lids.

One of the many challenges in this project, was how to hold the 4 sides of the box in the correct 90 degree position during tack soldering, and final soldering.

I made a 90 degree wood fixture to temporarily hold 2 panels with respect to each other, using plastic squeeze clamps to hold the glass sides to the wood. I just moved the wood fixture to each successive corner until the box was soldered up. This method worked great. I have now made 5 of these boxes for gifts to family members for Christmas 2018….......and this wood fixture method helped me make a bunch of “square” boxes :)

To see my Trials & Tribulations on this project, see my web site here.

I uploaded my box design to the Sketchup warehouse here.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 03-12-2018 01:09 AM

Invention to do what we need done is a part of many wood workers.

Good tool

GREAT BOXES—they are beautiful!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 03-12-2018 03:04 AM

very nice glass work Dale ….GREAT JOB :<))


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#3 posted 03-12-2018 04:37 AM

I can’t help you with the holding but I do like looks of your stained glass!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 03-12-2018 09:55 PM

This is a wonderful box and so creative. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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