Last Panel for Inglenook Sconce

I’ve been pretty distracted the past few weeks with re-orbs, crisis and emergencies at work, and it’s really eaten into my productivity in the shop.  I don’t like it, and I’m trying to maximize my shop time this weekend.  I have to go do some family errands now, but I’ve finished the last stained glass panel for the Gamble House Inglenook Sconce I’m making.  I will be installing the panels and doing the final assembly later this afternoon.  I still have to make a pair of hanger brackets for the leather straps, but that should be a quick job.

I’m really looking forward to finishing this project — both to see it done and also to be able to start something new.  Maybe a Greene & Green “Dutch” tool chest?

Starting to cut out the iridized glass

Starting to cut out the iridized glass

All glass parts cut and fit together

All glass parts cut and fit together

Pieces wrapped with copper foil

Pieces wrapped with copper foil

Soldered, just smooth beads ready to texture

Soldered, just smooth beads ready to texture

Textured solder joints, they will get a black patina next

Textured solder joints, they will get a black patina next

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Last Panel for Inglenook Sconce

  1. These panels are looking nice, when looking back on my projects I always have great difficulty determining how long they actually took with work interruptions travel etc. how long did each panel take?

  2. Thanks! It looks even better after I scrub off the loose bits of solder and the flux and apply the patina and polish it.

    This panel took perhaps two or two and a half hours. Including a couple of minor interruptions. That’s the frustrating part, it’s not the actual work on the project that makes this stretch out so far, but the giant gaps between getting time in to work on it. I feel like I should be able to make this sconce in three days, start to finish, not six or eight weeks. Some of that is learning how to do different operations, which I expect and is sort of the goal anyway.

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