Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stained glass cabinet panel soldered

As of this morning, the panel has been tack soldered, the jig removed, and the pattern slid out.  The panel was then fully soldered front and back and strengthened with the addition of a thin metal "channel" frame around the perimeter. (Click to enlarge photo).
The original window which I duplicated did not have this frame but I made an allowance for it when I prepared the pattern because the frame gives the piece more strength and stability.  It is very thin, about the same width as a lead line, so it will be hidden under the cabinet mount.  With the added strength of this frame, it can be taken out of the cabinet and used elsewhere.

Tomorrow afternoon will be the "big reveal" .. A side-by-side photograph of the original window beside the duplicate.  See if you can tell the difference.  Stay tuned.

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