Technique of Leaded Glass

Technique of Leaded Glass

by Alastair Duncan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780713486391
Publisher: Anova Books
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment
Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1Traditional stained glass, Tiffany and the present revival13
Two-dimensional glass
Three-dimensional glass
Chapter 2Glass23
Glass's trinity: its colour, translucency, and texture
Varieties of glass
Antique
Opalescent
Commercial
Mirror
Bullions
Roundels
Glass jewels
Globs
Glass imperfections
Summary
Chapter 3Tools of the trade33
Work area
Glass cutters
Diamond cutters
Wheel cutters
Circle cutters
Light table
Work surface
Glass pliers
Cut spreading pliers
Offset pliers
Grozers
Slip-joint pliers
Lead knives
Lead vice
Stopping knife
Lathekin
Hammer
Nails
Moulds
Dual line cutter
Pattern shears
Pattern piece cutter
Papers
Brushes
Lamp-making stand
Lead finishing agents
Glass scriber
Safety glasses
First aid kit
Chapter 4Lead, copper foil, and the soldering process57
Lead came
Half-rounded beaded lead
Steel core leads
U-frame lead cames
Soldering iron
Hand iron
Blow lamp
Soldering gun
Gas soldering iron
Electric irons
Choice of soldering iron bit
Temperature control
Bench-holders
Choice of soldering iron
Solder
Core solder
Flux
The soldering process
Chapter 5The technique of cutting glass83
Cutting curves
Sharp convex and concave curves
The circle cut
Which side of the glass to cut?
Chapter 6Project in glass99
The design
Pattern piece cutting
General guidelines when constructing the panel
Soldering the panel
Chapter 7Design125
Space within a design
Leading within a design
Glass within a design
Chapter 8Windows143
Weatherproofing
Reinforcing
Chapter 9Lead came lampshades157
Cutting glass panels
Choice of lead came
She and member of panels
Choice of glass
Cementing
Art Deco lampshade
Summary
Chapter 10Copper foil175
Adhesive-backed copper foil
Copper foil in sheet form
Tinning
Soldering
Problems that can occur with copper foil
Mixing copper foil and lead came
Chapter 11Copper foil lampshades185
Chapter 12Finishing operation195
Table lamps
Hanging lamps
Lighting considerations for lamps
Signature
Chapter 13Variations on a theme207
Epiloque211
Bibliography212
Suppliers213
Index215

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