Stained glass

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Project by Bill posted 08-24-2012 04:50 PM 1750 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a concept piece. Trying to incorporate other mediums int boxes. This one is made from curly rift sawn oak, and a piece of stained glass, inserted in the same manner as a wooden top would be inserted. Turned out well, but I went through a lot of glass trying to get a piece to break clean enough to use.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 06:14 PM

Nice use of the glass, I have been wanting to do a box with glass sides to use as a lamp. Look froward to seeing what other concepts you come up with. I love to find things that can be incorporated into projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 08-24-2012 09:33 PM

Nice idea and very unique too. Love that last pic.

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#3 posted 08-24-2012 11:55 PM

Bill, the oak is very nice. I like the look here. Glass is a wonderful way to add color, though it does make the top pretty heavy. This is a beautiful piece of milk glass, and you have made a beautiful box with it.

My friend Carl taught me some tricks for cutting glass. First, dip your cutter in a small cup of motor oil before you make your cut. Second, buy one of those plastic pliers-like tools with a ridge on one side of the mouth. You put the ridge on the score mark at edge of the glass, squeeze, and it breaks the glass along your score mark…even if the score mark is not a straight cut. They are called glass running pliers. Click

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#4 posted 08-25-2012 02:03 AM

That oak looks a lot like the live oak Dallas sent me (very nice) and that glass is beautiful (looks almost like some very exotic wood).

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#5 posted 08-25-2012 02:12 AM

I also like the oak you used and think it was smart to use the glass, really sets it off!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#6 posted 08-25-2012 06:32 PM

Well, the concept came out well with this piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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