Monday, November 29, 2010

Leaded glass panel going into cabinet door.

This is a small panel going into a kitchen cabinet door.  The top image details the hand beveling on the triangles.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Leaded glass window process, final step

Finished project installed in cabinet doors and details of the bevels.  One detail about the bevels is that they are not even all the way around.  I found this to add depth and dimension to the piece.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Leaded glass window process

These are kitchen cabinet doors that the leaded glass panels will go into. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Leaded glass window process, step 10

In step 9 I showed the putty being applied.  I use a horseshoe nail along the edge of the lead to clean off the excess putty.  The above image shows a whiting on the glass to clean the glass, absorb oils from the putty and flux (soldering stage).  The whiting also helps the putty to dry faster.  The bottom panel has whiting on the backside and the top side is clean. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Leaded glass window process, step 9

Puttying the panel- fills in any space between the glass and inside the lead channel. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Leaded glass window process, step 8

Soldering lead joints together.

Leaded glass window process, step 7

Drawing the line for cutting the glass, fitting into lead channels, fitting the outside edges.