Once the window was freed from the jig and the pattern, I soldered the entire front side. I use 60/40 solder (actually 63/37 representing 63% tin and 37% lead). Its dangerous. To protect my lungs, I use a Sperian P100 Respirator for Lead Removal as found in Home Depot for $12.98. Its like having your own personal humidifier, something you get used to, and very effective.
|See the silver braid between the copper-foiled piece of glass. It becomes invisible when the solder is melted into that space.|
Next, my husband will custom cut the metal "channel" framing around the border which will add strength and stability. Then I'll carefully turn the window over, solder the back, clean it and wax it. Stay tuned .. Construction to resume on Monday. (We're off on a camping trip).
Boehm Stained Glass Studio website and FaceBook site.