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We have reduced the top 11 tips for soldering stained glass to help you master the art and learn to weld glass art.

This is one of the most crucial steps in the process and can really make a difference in their glass projects.

So why use solder? Solder is a combination tin and lead, used to create a strong link between other metals. Solder will not adhere to the glass pieces, so apply copper foil tape around the edges, that is where you get the copper foil method. We melt the solder on the copper plate containing the pieces.

These tips will cover the method copper foil, but also use solder with lead came method.

1. Security: One of the most important aspect of the draft welding of any window is to take appropriate measures to safeguard their health. Welding involves working with potentially hazardous materials like lead, flow and noxious gases. Looking at specific safety precautions and use common sense informed, work in stained glass can be a safe and enjoyable time spent. Ventilation, with glasses, and make sure the glass pieces are some additional tips.

2. The choice of solder: Not much to consider when choosing a glass plate color. The handle must be heat resistant and comfortable for you to have. It is possible that the conclusion for several hours at a time, so consider the weight and balance iron. Power is an important aspect of the plate that you choose. Must be able to continuously generate enough heat to melt all types of welding will work. Recommend an iron that is at least 60 watts with a form of temperature control.

3. Iron and maintenance tips: Investing in a welder is a big step in the fact to take this art seriously or not. A welder is well maintained and tips for better performance and do the welding job much easier. Consider buying a welder standing for maintain iron working at its best.

4. Do I need to flow? Flux is a chemical compound that is used to promote the binding of metals by the elimination of waste oxide simultaneously with the welding process. Because of rust and other issues, it is important to use flux in the bonding process, because each combination of metals used a specific flow.

5. Before you begin: Make sure the paper is positioned correctly on the glass, the seat all overlaps, to unite all the tools needed for the project, and ensuring that pieces of glass. Not to mention the review of security measures.

6. Be sure to clean the surface you are about to weld. Steel wool is the best way to clean the surface of copper sheet

7. Getting started: all intersections of flow first, then use a small amount of welding and crush with the tip of iron. Next fill the gaps between the glass pieces until the solder is level with the surface of the glass. Then the surface with a thin layer of solder. Finally, the use of its flow. We would like start at the top and work down, as it tends to be better.

8. Implementation of the weld: The best way I've found to run the account is to maintain iron as a knife to cut and use the writing hand. If you have any problems, just allow it to cool the weld, and then re-welding more joint application of welding.

9. Fixing Blemishes: If applied very little to add more. If you apply too much, then clean the iron tip and move the flat at the seam. This will pull the excess solder with ease. Welding is key when working slowly, but not too slowly fractures causing heat and molten solder.

10. Finish: We use a wax finish to ensure that the weld is best. Carnuba Wax is an example that works.

11. Practice: The use of electronic books solder stained glass, courses and videos and trying different techniques. What works for an artist can not work as well for another. Find what fits your style.

Artist, this is just a start, but these are our top welding glass advice. Yes, they get more in depth, but provide an overlap with the process and steps.

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You can learn more about soldering at CreateStainedGlass.com’s stained glass solder video section or discover other tips of the stained glass making process with quality stained glass videos!

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