Best Tiffany Lamp System??

Best Tiffany Lamp System??

Post by Marc » Tue, 17 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Can anyone provide advise on the best "system" for novices wanting to
venture into tiffany lamps?  What are the pros and cons of the Worden
and Odessey system?  Most of all which one will offer the best chance
for first time success?  Thanks.......

Marc
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Best Tiffany Lamp System??

Post by Paul Wils » Fri, 20 Feb 1998 04:00:00


On Mon, 16 Feb 1998 18:24:15 -0800, Marc

Quote:

>Can anyone provide advise on the best "system" for novices wanting to
>venture into tiffany lamps?  What are the pros and cons of the Worden
>and Odessey system?  Most of all which one will offer the best chance
>for first time success?  Thanks.......

Worden is the most popular, probably because it costs less.  You use a
styrofoam mold and a pattern to cut, grind and foil individual pieces
which are mounted using pins on the mold, then you start soldering.

Inexpensive (great for beginners)
Form can be used with multiple patterns
More choices of forms and patterns
No melting of wax (messy)

Odyssey uses fiberglass molds.  You stick the foiled glass pieces to
the mold which you have covered with "tacky wax."  Odyssey has many
advantages:

Tiffany Patterns
Durable forms that are more suitable for reuse
More accurate
Simpler

Bradley makes lamp forms and sconce forms using similar technolgy to
the Worden System.  If you just want a quick trial to see if you like
this concept,  Check out the Bradley sconces.  You should be able to
put one of these together in a weekend and they are excellent lamps.
Warner-Crivellaro at 1-800-523-4242 has the entire line.

Paul

 
 
 

Best Tiffany Lamp System??

Post by Margaret » Wed, 25 Feb 1998 04:00:00


You may wish to give Warner a call before making the trip.. re: Bradley
Sconces. I assumed they had them since displayed in their catalog. After an
hour drive, it appears they were having trouble getting them from manufacturer.

 
 
 

Best Tiffany Lamp System??

Post by Gardiner Henderso » Fri, 27 Feb 1998 04:00:00


I am in the market for a new glass grinder. Which brand name grinder would
you suggest for a moderate user?

 
 
 

Best Tiffany Lamp System??

Post by Lee Althous » Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I am in the market for a new glass grinder. Which brand name grinder
> would
> you suggest for a moderate user?

Most of my customers like the Wiz because it comes with an extra bit and
a more powerful motor than the Wizling.

Lee Althouse
Althouse Stained Glass
http://www.art-n-glass.com