Project Stained Glass

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Foreward

I've been dabbling in stained glass since the fall of 2008, when I took a class at the Touchstone Center for the Arts as a birthday present.

My preferred tool is the Fletcher 01-122 'Gold Ball' cutter, due to its flexibility, low cost, and easy availability. I even use the little notches for breaking thin cuts.

I'm considering the carbide wheel version, but I'd like to try one out first.

My favorite glass to work with is a opaque black glass (actually, a very dark brown). It's wonderful for bringing out deep shadows in otherwise over-illuminated scenes.

My most hated glass is a wavy-on-both-sides yellow that I (foolishly) needed to make arc cuts in. Very pretty, but almost impossible to cut without curving into the wrong spot.

Projects

Attic Window 2009

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Constructed for myself, Summer 2009.

45 pieces, 14 colors of glass.

Total construction time, 20 hours.

Christmas 2011

Swamp Theme

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Constructed for Robin McMullan, Christmas 2011.

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Constructed for N. Richard and Dianne McMullan, Christmas 2011.

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Constructed for Dianna and Alan Williams, Christmas 2011.

Total construction time for all 3 pieces: 25 hours

Lantern

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Constructed for Thomas and Constance Merriman, Christmas 2011.

Total construction time: 8 hours.