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annamal
« on: July 04, 2004 07:46:38 PM »

A friend of mine does stained glass, and he said he'd help me do stained glass if I sewed a shirt for him.  Naturally, I agreed since I've always wanted to try stained glass out.  It ended up being a lot easier than I thought!  I have an obsession with robots, so I decided it would be easy to do because of the boxy shape.   Here's me grinding glass on the bathrom floor surrounded by tennis balls.
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I have it hanging in the window in my apartment.  I have a great view of some dumpsters and a parking garage so this makes the view a bit prettier.
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SarahFroggy
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2004 08:32:59 PM »

the robot is really cute. i'd love to learn stained glass. and btw whats with the tennis balls? wouldn't want to get up in the night to pee..might get dangerous Tongue
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annamal
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2004 08:36:26 PM »

Actually that's my friends bathroom.  He's an odd kid with a weird tennis ball obsession.  Surprisingly, they don't get in the way.   Grin
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SarahFroggy
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2004 08:42:14 PM »

sounds like a cool guy Smiley did it take you long to make the robot? i know my mom did stained glass but it was a workshop that you do a bit each time so i have no idea how long it really took.
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annamal
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2004 08:50:07 PM »

It did take a long time.  I think we did it in two or three "sessions".  First, we mapped out the pattern, chose the glass, transfered the pattern to the glass and cut it out.  Next we sanded all the edges, then cleaned all the pieces.  After that, we put the foil stuff around the pieces, put them in order on a board and pinned em all real close together, then fluxed them and saughtered.  After that we just washed it up, petinad it and it was done.  Yeah I think we did the glass cutting/grinding part one night, and the rest another.  My hands hurt really bad after the first night from grinding glass.  I'm thinking it prolly takes awhile to get used to!
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SarahFroggy
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2004 09:20:51 PM »

plus i'd need the supplies. might try a class somewhere, maybe the high schools, i took pottery once it was fun. and my dad took an upholstery one yrs ago. he learned a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2004 01:08:17 PM »

dude thats cool *ROBOTS twitch* ive alrways wanted to do stained glass
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2004 10:00:12 AM »

I am absolutely jealous. i love stained glass and that is just beyond adorable.
its also wierdly cute to me that your friend has a tennis ball obsession.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2004 07:24:32 AM »

I took a stained glass class a couple of years ago at the local junior college taught by a couple who owned a stained glass shop.  So, check your community college or stained glass place for info on how to learn. 

I'm really curious about the tennis ball obsession, too.  Random, but they are bright and bouncey.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2004 12:27:40 PM »

YAY robot!!! awesome project!
I taught a $20 stained glass class last spring at a community centre. I'm certainly not a professional but I taught the basics and the projects turned out really well yay!! My suggestion would be to find a cheap class (or get a friend to show you yay!!) to start out because your first project doesn't always turn out the way you want it to. Subsequent projects will be much easier, faster, better and and worth going to a stuido or somewhere that charges more. You'll be able to see if you like it or not and you'll already have basic skills.
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