Adventures in Dangerous Art
I'm learning the art (or is it a craft?) of stained glass. At this weblog, I record progress, note useful links, and document flesh wounds.


The Art League
Where I took a lead class and a 3D construction class.

Weisser Glass Studio
Where I buy supplies, and where I took a foil class.

Virginia Stained Glass Co.
Where I buy supplies if I happen to be in Springfield and if they happen to have what I want.

Great prices on supplies, a lively and helpful Glass Chat message board, and excellent Technical Tips on stained glass tools and techniques.

Glass Galleries Links List
A list of Glass Chat users who've uploaded photos of their work.

The StoreFinder: Stained Glass Store Front
Lots of articles. Tutorials
Even more articles. Particularly recommended: "Anatomy of a design" and "Wood frames."
Courtesy of Google Groups.

Nancy's Beginner Tips and Tricks
Scoring, breaking, soldering, finishing, and more.

Splinter Removal Tips

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It's a glass cutter.
January 05, 2003: 8 Photos
Tonight was a very good night.

Don switches out drill bits. See gaping hole above door where transom ought to be.

Don drills holes for the hinges which will affix the transom to the door frame.

The transom is mounted and dangling by its bottom-mounted hinges; Don is drilling still more holes, for the metal arm that will allow the transom to open by lowering.

The transom mounted by its hinges and metal arms, I get the honor of pulling the painters' tape from the glass.

Aaaand, there goes the tape.

Don drills some more. The transom hangs out in its open position.

Don takes the tweezers to some tiny shreds of painters' tape between the wood and the zinc frame of the glass panel.

And then there was a transom, and it was good.

Kicking ass and taking names. I built the glass panel but it would never have become a proper and mounted transom without Don's elite woodworking and hardware skillz. He's awfully clever, that way.

I believe I'm going to spend a lot of time just gazing at my transom over the next few days. I'm very curious to see how it looks in daylight tomorrow... and whether it will cast a nuclear-cabbage-shaped ghost of red and orange and green light on the hallway wall behind it.

Posted by Michelle on January 05, 2003 11:09 PM


I'm coming over to see it as soon as I'm over my cold.

*coff* *coff* *coff* *coff*

Posted by: Lori on January 6, 2003 01:27 AM

Wow! WOW!! *happy clapping* I'm so impressed with you both! It looks GORGEOUS!

Posted by: Kim on January 6, 2003 07:42 AM

Huzzah! It looks great, Michelle (and Don)! Nice, nice work.

Posted by: Adrith on January 6, 2003 08:18 AM

Thanks guys :) Lori, feel better... the creeping crud means serious business this year.

Posted by: Michelle on January 6, 2003 11:08 AM

Nuclear. Cabbage.

That rules.

Posted by: Tom on January 7, 2003 01:27 AM

heh heh.

Posted by: Michelle on January 7, 2003 11:39 AM

That looks great, especially if you are just starting! I think that looks like a fun hobby, too much work for me though, I'm very un-artistic.

Posted by: Blaine on January 9, 2003 05:05 PM

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