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Sizes of Lead Came 
Hello Sue, I am making angel ornaments/suncatchers for the holiday. I am trying to use hobby came. Do I use it just like foil and came each piece …

Lead Came for Stained Glass Lamp Shade 
how and what type of lead came can you use to make a stained glass lamp shade? do you use the H shaped and just form it to the angles or the U shaped and …

Using Lead Around the Edges of a Foiled Window 
I am working on a 28.5 x 20 inch copper foiled stained glass window - http://mjzdesigns.wordpress.com/arts-and-crafts/. it is a gift for my dad's birthday. …

Attached Lead Came to Foiled Window 
Hi, Your website is fabulous! Thanks for so much information. I just finished a 53"x35" oval window with foil. I was told by my glass supplier to put …

Using U Lead Came for an Oval Panel with Irregular Edges 
Hi Sue! Thank you so much for your fantastic site! My question: I am building a stained glass panel that will be free-hanging, is basically oval …

H Came vs. U Came for Outside Edge 
I have only been working with stained glass for a few months, and so far have only used the copper foil. I would like to make larger pieces and I know …

Misc lead Came Questions 
How do I put lead came around glass pieces that are not straight? I am making a candle and holly leaf pattern, cannot get lead around the pieces neatly. …

Questions About Lead Came ? 
I want to learn to work with came. I would like to know if came melts as easily as solder, if I can patina the lead came and/or how to make it a shiny …

Stretching Lead Came 
I was wondering, when using lead came as a border, do you always have to stretch it and what do you use? Thank you for your time. Answer Hi Susan, …

Zinc Cutting 
Hi! Hope all is well with you! I am getting back to my stained glass after several years, and I have been told there is a more efficient way to cut …

Lead came pyramid 
I'd like to build a 3d pyramid to put in my garden so it needs to be weatherproof. I've done 3d projects with copper foil but not lead came. Is it possible? …

How to Remove a Small Window in a Wooden Grid 
I have an older door that has multiple (18) small window panes in it. There is a raised wooden grid between each window and I am not sure how to get the …

Soldering Lead Came 
I am in the process of making a pool table lamp with lead came. The stained glass supply store told me to solder turned wire around the bottom and up …

Using zinc and lead channels 
I have never done a leaded panel, but am going to start. In a prarie style panel I have been requested to duplicate, the original is done with strictly …

How do I attach zinc came to my project? 
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 …

Reinforcing Leaded Windows 
Hi Sue, I am making this window for a church and it is to fit inside the front edge of a window casement which is about 8" deep. It will not be touching …

Zinc Came black spots 
After soldering zinc came black spots appeared before I could wash off the flux. It only did it in a few places. I have scrubbed with a powder, buffed …

Wash or don't wash the window? 
I have just finished soldering my window. Based on your instructions I should putty before using patina. Should I wash the window and when?? Thanks, …

Cement for Lead Came 
Which cement do you recommend inland or tiger? Answer I'm not familiar with either brand because I don't buy commercially made putty. I make my …

Zine Came is Oxidized and Won't Hold Solder 
When I first purchase zinc, it solders fine. But after it oxidzes, I can scrub it with soap and a wire brush and steel wool, but most of the solder still …

Repairing Lead Came 
How to you replace a broken piece of glass in a leaded window??? Is there any special technique for undoing the putty within the came channel?? It seems …

Omitting putty in a clear glass piece. 
Hi Sue, Is it absolutely necessary to putty a project when it will be mounted inside of a picture window with no exposure to the elements? I have experience …

Whiting vs. Plaster of Paris 
Hi Sue, I have never been able to find "whiting". Is it the same as Plaster of Paris? I have been using the latter for cleaning excess grout off the …

Making a custom shaped came window 
Thank you very much for this wonderful website, I've found it very helpful indeed. I would like to make a came leaded window for the larger central window …

Making a round leaded panel 
What is the best way to start a 22" round leaded stained glass piece? Is there a jig for round pieces? Do I put it together then border it or do I start …

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