Using wood fixture to help make stained glass boxes

  • Advertise with us
Project by DaleMaley posted 03-11-2018 10:31 PM 1706 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to try to make some stained glass boxes with hinged lids.

One of the many challenges in this project, was how to hold the 4 sides of the box in the correct 90 degree position during tack soldering, and final soldering.

I made a 90 degree wood fixture to temporarily hold 2 panels with respect to each other, using plastic squeeze clamps to hold the glass sides to the wood. I just moved the wood fixture to each successive corner until the box was soldered up. This method worked great. I have now made 5 of these boxes for gifts to family members for Christmas 2018….......and this wood fixture method helped me make a bunch of “square” boxes :)

To see my Trials & Tribulations on this project, see my web site here.

I uploaded my box design to the Sketchup warehouse here.


-- Dale, Illinois,

4 comments so far

View ralbuck's profile


6578 posts in 3121 days

#1 posted 03-12-2018 01:09 AM

Invention to do what we need done is a part of many wood workers.

Good tool

GREAT BOXES—they are beautiful!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View GR8HUNTER's profile (online now)


7805 posts in 1568 days

#2 posted 03-12-2018 03:04 AM

very nice glass work Dale ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View oldnovice's profile


7658 posts in 4223 days

#3 posted 03-12-2018 04:37 AM

I can’t help you with the holding but I do like looks of your stained glass!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3722 days

#4 posted 03-12-2018 09:55 PM

This is a wonderful box and so creative. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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