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According to the comments on the photo, this is TM reader and photo pool member Fredboness’ first stained glass project after taking a class in the subject.  Personally, I think it looks awesome and is a really nice addition to the room.

Hopefully he’ll have the time to stop by and tell us a bit more about the project in comments — as well as where he took the class.  I’ve always wanted to give stained glass a try!

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2 Responses to From The Flickr Pool: A Stained Glass Project

  1. John Laur says:

    I have made quite a few stained glass projects, many with a lot of intricate detail. It’s actually very very easy to do and you can pick up all the equipment you need (basically a scoring tool, some clamps, a glass grinder and a soldering iron) brand new for a couple hundred bucks or used for a LOT less. Having a local shop that stocks glass is a huge plus — when you are starting it’s hard to know what all the terminology means when you are picking out glass, to say nothing of the advantage that you get when you can actually see what the material looks like. Plus a local shop can help you understand what you can and can’t do. Many have classes as well.

  2. Fred Boness says:

    The photo in the Toolmonger group is the last of six that document the project. The rest are here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28728041@N00/160048689/

    My class was at Old World Art Glass in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. There were two class projects, a leaded piece and a copper foil project. The leaded piece is hanging on my kitchen wall. The copper foil piece was a bright, cartoonish daisy that I gave away as a Christmas present.

    By the end of the project I had spent $342 on class, tools, materials, and the frame.

    I contracted out the frame to a custom window maker in my extended tribe of People Who Can Make Anything. I gave him the brass chain plates and a description of what I had and roughly what I wanted and let him loose. I got back a perfect oak frame.

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