Here's the starting point .. Four bevels detached from the hanging. It took several minutes to figure out the exact positioning for the repair.
Here I'm tugging off the old copper foil and solder to prepare for the repair.
Melting off the hanging hook.
As is the case with many stained glass pieces, these bevels were never grinded. Here I'm using a metal file to grind the edges of the bevels. This enables the copper foil to adhere better, giving the repair a longer life.
Cleaning off the old adhesive.
Here I'm using a "Professional Boxer" to maintain a 90 degree angle for each of the replaced bevels.
I taped the bevels in place to prepare for fluxing and soldering the joint between the two bevels
Now the pieces have been re-attached.
And here it is, complete and ready for the sunlight.
When this piece is in the sunlight, it throws dancing rainbows all around. Beautiful!
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