Friday, October 28, 2011

Material Science: Glass CT-7

It's almost been a month attending Bill Hole's class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 12:00. Our first project is a leaded glass window. We just learned how to solder the lead joints.

Cutting the lead is simple with these cutters

brushing the lead came before patina (coloring)

Bill demonstrating cutting methods.

Copper foil being applied to glass in place of the lead came technique
We didn't get to see how the grinder worked until we had used the grozing pliers for a week.

Cleaning the joint with a wire brush before applying flux.

Preheating the lead helps the solder flow.

My piece flipped over after soldering the first side.

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