List of tools and supplies needed to create a stained glass project:
~ A drawing of the project you plan to create.You can
design your own or find mant stained glass patterns available online.
~ Patterns shears are a specifically designed
scissors used to cut out the pattern.
~ Sheets of glass that come in a variety of colors
glass cutter is used to cut the glass by putting a score on the glass that allows you to break the glass on that line.
Breaking pliers are used when you are unable to break the glass with your hands.
~ Lead usually comed in 6 ft strips and in various
widths used to wrapped around the perimeter of the cut pieces of glass.
~ It looks like a wire cutter
but is specificly designed to cut lead.
~ The foil is a thin tape with an adhesive back used to wrap around the edge
of the glass
~ A soldering iron is used to solder all the joints together where the lead meets and the foil on a copper
~ Cement is a semi liquid type of glazing substance that is used to seal the window after it is completed.
Whiting is plaster type of substance that is brushed on to window after it is cemented to absorb excess cement.
Fid ~ A fid is
a plastic piece used to open up the lead so the glass can fit in, it is also used to flatten out any higher surfaces of the lead.
Grinder ~ Grinders are used to smooth out the edge of the glass after it is cut.
Soldering Flux ~ Flux is used to clean the surface
of the lead prior to soldering.
Wet Sponge ~ The sponge is used to clean offer the tip of the soldering iron.
- Stained Glass Supplies
Stained Glass Supplies