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Are You Framing Your Windows with Zinc Correctly?

​Are You Framing Your Windows in Zinc ​Correctly?Zinc framing around a stained glass window should be part of the structural backbone of your window. But if you aren’t doing it properly, it could be the weakest link in your project.What’s the Difference​?​The difference between framing your heavy windows properly or just adding the zinc came […]

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Reinforcement for Stained Glass Hinge Points

​​Reinforce Hinge Points ​in Stained Glass ​ If you’ve ever experienced a hinge point in your work, you know the disappointment that comes along with it. But, if you know how to add reinforcement to ​your artwork, you won’t have to worry about them rearing their ugly heads when your masterpiece is finally finished! Without reinforcement, […]

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Stained Glass Hinge Points

Hinge Points and How They Affect Your Stained Glass ArtI’ve been seeing a lot of chatter lately about hinge points. Far too often people don’t understand what they are, how to avoid them, or even how to reinforce them. Sadly, this sometimes includes people who are offering advice (eek!)  So let’s take a moment to identify what […]

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A Good Fit for Stained Glass: How Close Should the Pieces Be?

​​A Good Fit: ​​What to look for before soldering​It’s a common question asked by many stained glass ​hobbyists, “How close should the glass pieces be?”​And one would think there should be a straight forward answer, right?  Well, in theory yes. But I’d rather talk about reality. We’re not machines. We each work differently​, learn differently and have […]

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Stained Glass Tools: Getting Started

​Stained Glass Tools You​ Need​Deciding which tools to buy when you’re starting out in stained glass can be extremely overwhelming. When shopping for stained glass tools, you might ​find yourself asking “Do I really need this?” and, “If I do, which one’s better?”To help give you an upper hand in narrowing down the field, I’m […]

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