Success!! This is our first time making leaded
glass together, so we're pretty excited.
This morning we started out fiddling with the center six pieces trying to achieve a better fit overall. We did a bit of grinding then decided it was "good enough."
|Fiddling with glass pieces to improve fit--almost there!|
Then we started with soldering the front side. Too bad we couldn't start with the back side, because by the time we had finished the front side we were getting a bit better at our technique. It's been quite a while since we've soldered so we started out a bit rusty and some of the seams are a bit sloppy.
|Soldering the front side!|
|Soldering the back side.|
We found this interesting technique for soldering zinc corners
without having the solder spread out too much. It wasn't totally successful, but it did seem to help a bit.
Then we got to take the panel upstairs for a test fit! It fit perfectly in both doors.
|Test fitting in cabinet|
Once both panels are completed we're planning to finish the panels with a multi-step cementing process
and polish them up. Maybe we'll also blacken the came; we haven't decided yet.
These panels are going much faster than we expected. Maybe we'll also manage to make the dining room panels before the kitchen tour. That would be nice.
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