Learning how to make stained glass windows

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Hi,

Lovely work zigs. :)

I'd love to have a go at stained glass work; I've had a brief look on the web for materials and found the glass rather expensive although as experience is gained cheaper glass can possibly be sourced?
The stained glass I use costs £3.75 a sheet.

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(Vodka for scale and medicinal purposes :) )

But you can use normal 4mm float glass and apply glass paints.

I buy the lead cames and paints from Amazon using vouchers I get from doing online surveys, so you could do that part quite cheaply.

There's a few myths floating about though, tallow candles (for flux) are very expensive. You can use normal flux for lead solder from the builders merchants.

Also, there is no reason that I can work out why they try to sell you horseshoe nails to hold the window while building it up? Panel pins are much cheaper.
 
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