Friday, May 6, 2022

It's a Sunny Day!

I have been tinkering on this panel for far to long. Making this one for my brother. I plan to complete it over the summer. Here is the work in progress.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Frank Lloyn Wright - Lake Geneva Inn Window - Revisited

This is a panel I have made a couple of times. It gets be back into the craft after I have been away for awhile. While it's not the colours from the original window, I selected prairie colours consistent with others windows from Frank Lloyd Wright.



Monday, June 22, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

Finished Cover

Here's a shot of the finished cover.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Dusting off the tools

Getting back into a bit of woodworking. Making a cover to hide wires on a sailing boat. Here's a few picks.

What we are looking to cover up

  The original cover and wood selection. We decided to go with sapele (far left). It's a very nice hardwood often used in guitar making.

 Closeup of the dovetail corner joint. This makes for a very strong joint. Decorative as well.

 Original cover on the right. Replacement cover on the left. Due to some additional wiring a cover with some depth is needed.

Inside view. All that remains is to dryfit the piece. position the holes for securing the cover and a nice finish.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Glasgow Rose II

Decided to tweak the design a bit and make a second Glasgow rose. Moved a couple of lines. The bottom leaves made the panel weak in one area. I moved the bottom right slightly to the left and made the roses different colours.

Here's the revised pattern with the roses cut out

Here's the final piece hanged. Sorry, I forgot to take progress shots on this one. 

It's a foiled piece. I used black backed copper foil and the patina is black.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sun & Moon #2

Quite a few years ago I made a large sun and moon piece. It was a pattern from Paned Expressions Studios called "Summer's End". It had a large triple border and is quite a nice piece. It was, however, 2.5 feet square.  It ended up with my brother. I always liked the sun and moon medallion in the piece and decided to make a smaller version with one layer of blue around the sun and moon medallion. Without the additional border the piece is 15 inches round.

Here are some photos from beginning to end. The lower portion of the moon is gray as I was trying to give him a beard.

Completed sun and moon medallion.

Foiled and ready for solder.

I went to my local stained glass store, Cranberry Stained Glass, and borrowed their came bender to bend a 1/2" piece of zinc came around the panel. 1/2" took a bit more effort to bend, but I think the result was worth it.

Here's the finished piece at night.

And here she is during the day. She's my green eyed lady , which is also a classic song from 1970 by Sugarloaf. :-)

The panel really comes to life in the light.