Nursery Stained Glass Panel Completed

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Philip posted 07-01-2014 01:30 AM 2482 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is where we left off last time, the garage shop is -basically- set up and good to go.

I really liked this pattern when I bought it back in 2010, and surprisingly it was one of the last ones I completed. I have one more that I bought from this store, but it’s a hummingbird pattern that just hasn’t called to me

I almost threw up my hands at this point because the piece was not fitting, no matter what I did. I’m glad I pushed through though… Turns out there were 3 pieces that were really thick because of where they were cut and I had to grind them down a bit around the edges to get them to fit.

And we fit the pieces, bit by bit. I prefer the copper foil method but my wife really likes the lead came look so that won out for this piece.

And here it is on the light table.

I’m really happy with how this turned out. Most importantly- it’s done before the baby gets here!

My wife wanted to get a rocker/recliner, and luckily our neighbor was getting rid of his. He got a new one for Fathers Day and set this one out on the curb. His kids had jumped on it and broke it where the arm connects to the side. A little wood glue and some Kreg screws took care of that problem.

Ah yes, that nice looking “turtle” you see is the first stained glass piece I made. Back in college a friend of mine worked in a restaurant and when he knew I wanted to learn stained glass he gave me a broken lamp from the restaurant. I took it apart and re-assembled this hideous thing with a $15 soldering iron.

We gave the ugly turtle to my brother and sister in law, and then my wife designed this turtle and I made this one to replace it…they still keep the ugly one in their bathroom- I’m not sure why….

The rest of the photos show (not quite in order) the panels I have made since going to those 10 Saturday classes at the senior center back in 2010. Bucket list- check. Someone asked to see them and I am finally getting around to posting them.

This is how my wife gets me to come home- blackmail…

-- I never finish anyth

2 comments so far

View vskgaming's profile


83 posts in 2776 days

#1 posted 07-01-2014 03:58 AM

awesome, every piece looks great…


View stefang's profile


17040 posts in 4496 days

#2 posted 07-01-2014 08:37 AM

Nice work Philip. I have always liked stained glass work. I have also seen some marquetry work done in the stained glass style which was very nice too.

It looks like your workshop is well set-up now.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics