For more insight into Chinese lamps, please click here to read an earlier blog entry. Chinese lamps pose a number of challenges, not the least of which is determining the construction method and then using utmost caution when doing the repair. (Click on any photo to enlarge).
Whenever I use the soldering iron on any stained glass project, I wear a specialized breathing mask as shown below, a Sperian P100 Respirator for Lead Removal. I also ventilate my work space. These protective measures are especially important when the materials being worked with are of unknown origin.
Here is his lovely note of thanks!
Nothing but GOOD NEWS. As you’ll see from the attached, the dragonfly did indeed arrive today. I’m happy to say my guess on the aperture ring was correct (whew!). You did a fantastic job and I’m so glad to have this lamp back in circulation here at Chateau B----. I’m most grateful for your taking this on and the speed with which you did the work. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.