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Stained Glass projects
#156096 February 22nd, 2007 at 11:58 PM
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I recently decided to get back in to stained glass - I use to do it for a living - church windows and tiffany lamps and all the rest that goes with the trade. The first project I did was a sun design that was drawn for me back in 1980 and I made a photo session to teach some of the construction aspects.

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http://writers-voice.com/Photo/the_sun/making_of_the_sun.htm


I also made a pyramid terrarium

http://writers-voice.com/Photo/the_pyramid/pyramid.htm

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#156097 February 23rd, 2007 at 12:04 AM
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I love stained glass! And I love that sun design!
My late husband made all kinds of things with stained glass...he worked in glass for over 20 years...so I have many stained glass lamps, terrariums, etc...all over the house. I always wanted to make something, but I'm terrified of getting cut.

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#156098 February 23rd, 2007 at 12:07 AM
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that sun, Cliver!!!

The colors are perfect, and so bright and cheerful!

Can you show us some more of your wonderful work, please?

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#156099 February 23rd, 2007 at 12:15 AM
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WOW, just amazing. All of the work that goes into a project like that is mind blowing. I never realized that there were so many steps. How long did that take you?

I love the pyramid as well!

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#156100 February 23rd, 2007 at 12:33 AM
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Here is a collection of 8 church windows I made for a small country church... It is a progress window as well showing the art of lead assembly...

http://writers-voice.com/Photo/pages/StainedglassThumbnails.htm

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#156101 February 23rd, 2007 at 12:34 AM
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I love doing glass and when I am at work I cant wait to get home a tinker in the studio...

Here is one of my best...

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#156102 February 23rd, 2007 at 12:00 PM
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YOu do Great work! I wish I had my space back so I could at least practice!!

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#156103 February 23rd, 2007 at 01:03 PM
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I would like to buy the sun for my daughter's graduation. It is perfect for all I want to say to her!

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#156104 February 23rd, 2007 at 02:33 PM
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The sun is incredible looking, you have done a great job thumbup thumbup thumbup

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#156105 February 23rd, 2007 at 02:49 PM
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Love the windows for the church,
simply beautiful...

Just outta curiousity, where do you get your supplies from???

I ran acrossed a site the other day,
I'll find it when I come acrossed it again...
Something with Delphi in it or something like that..

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#156106 February 23rd, 2007 at 06:48 PM
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Wonderful work! Everything is just beautiful! thumbup

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#156107 February 23rd, 2007 at 08:42 PM
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I made the Olga and Vladimir windows when I worked at the Rubaiyat glass studio in Calgary - I was the tech I did the firing and cutting grinding and leading - A young artist named Lori did the reverse painting with metal oxides. The process is to paint the glass black then remove what you don't want - some pieces where fired a dozen times and each firing takes the whole night to complete a cycle.

p.s. the windows are 30 x 60 inches or life size.
and the crown and cross are done with 1/8th" lead came - allowance is 1/8" divided x 2 then subtract 1/16" of an inch for the heart of the lead leaving 1/16" divided x 2 = 1/32" It is very thin lines - making it very elegant to view.

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#156108 February 23rd, 2007 at 10:44 PM
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May I ask is it just practice or is there a trick to the curves? I have the hardest time getting them to break on the right line.. Duh I have gone through sooooo much glass just trying to cut a great curve!!

Weezie I have a stained glass place 10 minutes up the road she sells me big scraps for 2bucks a pound!

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#156109 February 23rd, 2007 at 11:16 PM
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Weezie I have a stained glass place 10 minutes up the road she sells me big scraps for 2bucks a pound!
What luck!
I did find that name, and it was Delphi...

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#156110 February 23rd, 2007 at 11:19 PM
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I thought I could be wrong that delphi was a Type of glass...

Try and do a google search for Art Glass in your area.. Thats what I did.. Got very lucky!
You can also get it on ebay ... But I have never ordered any from there!

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#156111 February 24th, 2007 at 02:03 AM
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On deep curves make sure you have extra glass around the points (I am guessing) and make the cut with a smooth curve and then make another free hand that starts at the point and is 1/8th of an inch off the deepest point of the curve and repeat till a straight ling appears across the point then break the straight line out then the next deepest then the next and if you have a good pair of breaking pliers then you can chip away at the points then go deeper...

A friend just showed up and said he will help me do a photo shoot of chipping in to the deep curve
a little at a time chipping away...

be right back...

this is better explained as a progress photo op...lol... I did a deep curve on the sun

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#156112 February 24th, 2007 at 02:04 PM
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thank you so much for sharing. i love looking at stained gl***. and our church has beautiful windows.

it's one of those things i'd love to learn, but really know i don't neeed more on my plate...

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#156113 February 24th, 2007 at 02:43 PM
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Thanks Cliver!! That would be AWSOME!! clp

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#156114 February 24th, 2007 at 10:20 PM
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OK here you go - the cutting out of a deep curve in to glass. Sorry I took so long I had to go in to work today and last night turned in to a jam session but it is here and complete...

Ask any questions you wish I love to help...

P.S. I did not know the band width restrictions of this site so I placed it on my site the Voice I have 160 gig and run a text file site so I have a lot left over all the time...
http://writers-voice.com/Photo/Cutting_a_deep_curve/cutting_a_deep_curve.htm

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#156115 February 24th, 2007 at 11:10 PM
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Hey Clive That was a great Tutorial Perfect! I was doing it soooo Back wards! muggs

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#156116 February 24th, 2007 at 11:26 PM
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very cool.........if it helps...

If you look at the sun you see a deep curve on the right hand side of the chin so draw a square around it and do the hardest first...

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#156117 February 24th, 2007 at 11:30 PM
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Very Cool ...
I am going to set up my table and give it a shot!! Hmmm think I need a new wheel Duh

I think I have a pattern that is close I will just practice on Cutting before I go nuts on something again! laugh thumbup

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#156118 February 24th, 2007 at 11:46 PM
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I like the brass barrel pencil type I find I am too strong to use the pistil - too easy to apply to much force(for me). A lot of people love the pistal grip...

Hey I published a how to cut glass page interested...
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/csmichie/cutting_glass/cutting.htm

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#156119 February 25th, 2007 at 12:01 AM
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shocked shocked shocked I think I have been pressing tooo hard!! I guess I don't know my own strenght!! thumbup

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#156120 February 25th, 2007 at 12:37 AM
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If you are using a pistil grip it will have a carbide wheel and if you press too hard - the score will have little chips pop of with a snap crackle pop and I us that with out Tonny the tiger chasing me down...lol...

hey check out the tune by Bach I posted a link to...

In the prism Cafe...

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