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at a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club in
Provo, we received very enthusiastic
comments and great interest in stained
glass. This was surprising because it was
a small group of elderly members. We were
just introducing the art work we do to the
reminds us that we need to approach every
meeting and chance to make contact as a
potential source of sales. We really never
know where that "Golden" contact
it's not all about sales, just sharing the
joy of the art is a success. We love the
art and love sharing it!
on an instructional video on how to do
stained glass installs. It's going to cost
less than our other instructional videos
because the production values aren't as
good. I take our little hand held camera
with us on installs and Jeanne and I film
the action. So you get to see what we do,
but it's less professional. The YouTube
video that goes with this newsletter is an
actual finished video segment that will be
included with other installs on the finished dvd, with all it's flaws and
imperfections. You can Go
to our Videos Page for more.
We Install A Panel In An Arched Window
First thing that needs to be done, is getting the
existing window perfectly clean, which Jeanne is an expert at!
Then, I raise the window in place to check that it
Here I'm sliding it so that each side has the same
amount of gap.
I add cardboard shims to raise the panel up so that
it has the same gap both top and bottom.
A cardboard wedge holds the top in place, keeping
the panel from tipping out.
I fold the cardboard in an "accordion"
fashion to form the wedge that goes in the top.
Once the final cardboard is holding the panel in
place, we're ready to caulk the window in.
I use a tile and tub caulk that matches the color
of the window
As I apply the caulk, I use care to get the caulk
in smoothly, but I don't worry about imperfections yet.
It's important to use caution as you apply the
caulking so that you don't force it into the back of the stained
There is nothing to prevent the gap behind the
window from getting too much caulking in that void. This would result in an
ugly look and the only way to fix it, is to take the window out and
start over, which is just a huge mess.
Once the caulk is applied, I take a wetted finger
and smooth the caulking.
I find that a roll of toilet paper is a great
cleanup tool, it works great and it doesn't cost much!
When I get the entire window caulked, we'll leave
the caulking to harden and then we'll come back, take out the cardboard, fill
the gaps with fresh caulk and scrape any excess away with a razor
The finished install is very
satisfactory. The clients love it and are pleased. We've found that as
we do more and more installs that the pressure and anxiety that used to
build during an install has diminished over time and we almost
enjoy the process!