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Old 01-18-2006, 10:21 PM   #15
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I'm just cheap. "Free," "cheap," and "on sale," are some of my favorite words!
Are you my long lost sister? I'm sooooo against paying "retail"!

In a lifetime long ago I did stained glass work. Mom still has all the stuff.......I wonder if she would like the challenge of making a Boler? hmmmmmm.....
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Are you my long lost sister? I'm sooooo against paying "retail"!

[b]In a lifetime long ago I did stained glass work. Mom still has all the stuff.......I wonder if she would like the challenge of making a Boler? hmmmmmm.....
So did I. I still got lots of glass & a lot of tools.
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Maybe I could pack it up and bring it to Bullards? Hold a make your own class?
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:25 AM   #18
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Okay so now there's at least three of us who are either doing or have done stained glass. I'm always telling my daughter...don't put ANYTHING on that pile of newspapers...there's glass in there. My grinder is on top of the clothes dryer, at the ready. Actually I've been looking at the door window in the Scamp thinking that may just get replaced with stained glass.
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Actually I've been looking at the door window in the Scamp thinking that may just get replaced with stained glass.
Oh I like that idea! I've seen some very old stickies with stained glass windows and always thought it looked very nice. Go for it Donna! I have some panes I made for a china cabinet years ago that never got used....Hmmmm....I'll bet I could re cut and redo them for the door.
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Here's my latest project. It's a transom window for my parents...17" x 28" The cross in the shield will be changed to more of a "T" since my parents last name is Thompson.

lots of cutting and soldering

The more I think of it the better I like the idea of a stain glass window in the door of the Scamp...now to figure out an appropriate pattern and to find the TIME to make it.
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Very nice design! I don't have any pictures of the stuff I've done.

I have never used a grinder to make curved pieces, I'll bet that would be very nice. Making them with a cutter and nippers is a pain and doesn't work that great. I've only done copper foil, no came work. I would think caming would be stronger for a "moving" window. Oh the possibilities!
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I have never used a grinder to make curved pieces, I'll bet that would be very nice. Making them with a cutter and nippers is a pain and doesn't work that great. I've only done copper foil, no came work. I would think caming would be stronger for a "moving" window. Oh the possibilities!
The grinder cuts the time down to about 1/4 to fit pieces and if done slowly with a good grinder head keeps the edges of the glass from flaking.

I think lead came would be stronger too, but really only best suited for straight work...not the intricate stuff that I'd want to use. hummm, right now the door window slides up and down with a screen.....may have to make it one piece and double or triple pane..clear glass on both sides of the stain glass.....hummmm
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...may have to make it one piece and double or triple pane..clear glass on both sides of the stain glass.....hummmm
I would think that glass on the outside would be pretty important to protect the stained glass piece and aid is sealing out water & dust.

But it should be quite pretty and distictive.
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