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Hinge joint reinforcement 
I'm a self-taught beginner (I seem to learn equally from reading and making mistakes). I recently created a design for a copper foil piece that I have …

Framing a LARGE foil Project 
Hello, all I have just been commissioned to build my first church window - not too large, thank God! It is an arch that will go over the church door, …

Breaking glass while soldering 
I am soldering a large copper foiled panel. What can cause breakage? I have two broken pieces and don't understand. The breakage happened about …

Foil Lifting/Not Sticking 
Hi, Could you give me any advice as to why my copper foil is lifting from the edge of my glass. When applying it the adhesive seems strong but the …

Copper Foil Lifting  
I would like to know if copper foil can become old and not be suitable for glasswork? I bought some foil from our local craft shop that specialises in …

When Did Foil Replace Lead? 
When did copper foil replace lead? Answer Tiffany developed the copper foil technique in the late 1800s, so it's been around for a long time. …

Lampshade Repair 
Hi Sue, I am repairing a basic lampshade where the foil seams have come away from 4 out of 6 panels, and the lampshade has collapsed out of shape. The …

Space Between Glass and Foil 
I have terrible trouble working out the space to leave between pieces for the foil my pieces fit nicely till I foil, then yuk! spaces. I am not a foil …

Soldering Problems 
I'm running a finishing bead of solder on a foiled joint. The solder looks perfect until it cools, and then it is bumpy and sometimes looks like it had …

Soldering Trouble 
I have come to dislike soldering . Lemme give you a bit of history. I took this course in stained glass in 2002. I haven't yet made a single project, 'cos …

Smooth Solder Lines 
As background, I am a novelist and photographer who got into stained glass with the hope of turning some of my photographs into stained glass art. I am …

General Question About Lead Free Solder? 
I have a few questions in regards to using lead free solder and where I can get it from? The problem I have is that I am wanting a leadlight design …

Silver Back Foil Problems 
HELP!!! I have a terrible time getting silver backed foil to stick. I clean all of my pieces with alcohol before I foil, I burnish and check for bad …

Sharp Points on Solder 
I just made a ring box. When I did the final soldering my teacher (I've only been do this for two months) showed me how to make it look like antique with …

Composition of Flux  
Why do you need to wear a fume mask when soldering? What is the chemical flux compositon? Why does solder bond with copper foil when using flux? Answer …

Big Problems With Solder Pooling 
I wrote you a while back about having trouble with the flow of my solder, it was pooling all over the place. I changed out the flux, the solder, even …

Reinforcement for Large
Copper Foil Project.
 
I am constructing a large window (not to be exposed to the elements) that is 39" X 60", in copper foil. I would normally use lead came for a project like …

Foil Sun Catchers 
What or how do you deal with the outside areas in a sun catcher? I have the foil around the edges, but when I run a "bead' solder to create an edge it …

how to finish a window 
Hi Sue, I'm making a window that will go inside my house. I plan on placing it over the glass that is already there size would be 2x2. since I'm making …

Cleaning flux after soldering 
hi – I recently ordered and received your booklet on making Jewelery boxes – also with it was a very useful tutorial on copper foiling. I just wish I had …

Gap between glass pieces  
Sue: Sorry to bother you with another question but I have a problem that I need some advice on (I ordered your Copper Foil FAQ booklet but did not find …

Applying Copper Foil 
Hi Sue, I have completed a panel that I am not happy with. The colour of glass I picked out did not compliment my design. I'm thinking that if I had a …

Finishing the Edges 
I am making a butterfly light catcher. The butterfly wings are heavy and are not staying rigid. They are pulling the foil off of the body. I tried using …

Grinding Problem 
After grinding a piece of glass there are always the rough edges left along the tops of the glass. Ive been grinding those down. I turn the piece of glass …

Weller WD1 85W Controller/Canfield SolderMate 11/SilverGleem Solder 
Experienced solderers have been stumped by this issue and have looked at my workspace and are confused as well, and I hope you can help. Started small …

Pattern Precision and Foil Width 
As an engineer and woodworker, I appreciated your comments about the need for precision when cutting out the pattern and foiling. I have two questions …

Repairing broken glass in copper foil project framed in zinc. 
I have only been making stained glass items for about 2 years and am not an expert. A friend brought me her broken stained glass piece and asked about …

Problem with Reinforcing Freeform Suncatcher 
I'm working on a freeform suncatcher in which the pattern designer recommends reinforcement of some kind. She states that she uses pre-tinned wire for …

Ways to Frame Foiled Pieces 
My stained glass pieces are starting to look petty good until it comes to the framing. I have been using zinc and soldering them at the corners this looks …

Problem With Solder and Foil 
I need to remove the outside solder and foil of a stain glass piece that I did....the outside foil that I solder is pulling aways from the glass.....how …

Smooth Soldering Hints 
Is it an art in itself, to make a smooth soldering line on a panel? I have made a number of panels and sun-catchers, but the soldering is very unsteady …

Gap Between Foiled Pieces 
I have a small gap between three pieces that have been cut and foiled. Can this be soldered any way, and will it hold? The gap is where three pieces meet, …

What Width of Foil Do I Use 
I am doing a project that has small pieces of glass as well as larger pieces. Some pieces are considerably thicker than others. Help....how does one …

2nd Side Soldering Problems 
Hi Sue, Love the site, so helpfull. Thanks. I have a problem. I make pictures around 5'x3'. When I turn them over, the copper is either black or …

Adding Wire Stamens to Flowers 
I am working on a pattern that suggests adding wire stamens to the piece. (I am working on Daffodils). I have never done anything like this as I am fairly …

How To Repair Copper Foil Once It Has Been Beaded 
Hi Sue, I've just finished beading my copper foil suncatcher (which looks pretty good after following your instructions!). My problem is I have …

What Makes Glass Crack When Soldering? 
Hi Sue, Can you please tell me what makes glass crack when soldering, as it's happened to me a couple of times and I'm not sure why? Is it the hot …




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