What equipment do you need?

What equipment do you need?

Post by Rachel Ar » Thu, 12 Dec 1996 04:00:00



What equipment do you need to work with glass? Is this a hobby that
can be taken up in a small (child-filled) house?

Interested in any information.


 
 
 

What equipment do you need?

Post by M. Sava » Thu, 12 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> What equipment do you need to work with glass? Is this a hobby that
> can be taken up in a small (child-filled) house?

> Interested in any information.



it's kind of a long list of stuff you'll need, your probably going to
have to go to a local class and see if you like it first. for the child
part, as long as you can do your think in a well ventalaited ba***t or
the like, and no one but you goes down there, you should be fine. the
main problem is the glass slivers. just don't do it in the kitchen or
some other eating place.

---Mike Savad

--
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http://www.FoundCollection.com/
I just updated my lamp pictures, now there more accurate in color and
you can see both sides! Also see my panel pictures.

Check out my page, I've just added new photo's!

 
 
 

What equipment do you need?

Post by last name: Anthon » Fri, 13 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> What equipment do you need to work with glass? Is this a hobby that
> can be taken up in a small (child-filled) house?

> Interested in any information.



Rachel, I'd only do it if you can find a separate place to work:
        Glass shards are sharp, unavoidable, and ubiquitous
        Solders and fluxes give off poisonous/irritating fumes
        Lead and solder are toxic
        Soldering irons can give *** burns
        A certain amount of concentration is necessary

Basic equipment: Glass, glass cutter, soldering iron, solder, foil or
lead came. But you won't be very happy with the result if you don't get
a grinder and lots of other miscellaneous tools to smooth the way. The
library usually has a selection of books on glass work that can go into
a lot more detail than we can.
Good luck.
"Shoot your dice and have your fun....."
                (the Young***s)                      
        --SB

 
 
 

What equipment do you need?

Post by Ray Brande » Mon, 16 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> What equipment do you need to work with glass? Is this a hobby that
> can be taken up in a small (child-filled) house?

> Interested in any information.



My wife is quiting the hobby after making several beautiful lamps that
grace our house. Attached is a list of her stuff for sale, not that we
necessarily want you to buy it, but it will give you an idea of what you
should have to do nice work.
--

Regards-Ray

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December 15, 1996

Stained Glass hobbyist is giving up the sport and offers the following equipment for sale, $100 or best offer, FOB Atlanta.

Wizling glass grinder (diamond wheel)
Running pliers
Grozing pliers
2 Favorite Cut brass handled glass cutters with carbide wheels.
Ungar soldering iron with new spare tip
Soldering iron sponge in holder
10 lbs. 50/50 solder
10 flux brushes
23 lbs. Assorted glass, some bullesye