How do I attach zinc came to my project?

by Jon
(Huntington, WV)

I have made a window hanging of stained glass. It is leaded and ready for zinc came, how do I attach it to the project? There is a channel and one person wants me to open that channel and attach the came all the way to the edge of the came. I think it goes in the first part of the came.


Answer

You use zinc came the same way you use lead came. Make sure your lead is cut back from the edge of the glass the same distance as the heart to the edge of the zinc came. You can slide a ruler in the zinc and determine that measurement.

Slide the zinc over the edges of the glass so that the inside edge of the zinc is touching the lead. Solder at each lead joint as well as the top and bottom corners of the zinc.

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