I can’t believe it…

I thought I’d have finished these dragonfly sconces last weekend.  I was sure I’d finish them this weekend.  I just had to cut and grind the parts for four panels.  I had patterns made, frames to hold the parts for fit-up and had made one complete panel to make sure everything was going to work OK.

Yesterday I was positive I would be posting finished pictures today.  I got all of the parts cut and ground, I just had to foil them and solder everything.  Unfortunately I ran out of copper foil.  I was POSITIVE I have more of it on hand. but after looking everywhere, there is none to be had.  The local stained glass supply place is closed today, so I had to order some online.

Ran out of copper foil...

Ran out of copper foil…

So it’s the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday, and I’m –>this<– close to finishing a project, but can’t. Rats.

All the parts for two sconces cut and ground to fit nicely

All the parts for two sconces cut and ground to fit nicely

I made three extra frames to hold the parts so I could get them all soldered at once

I made three extra frames to hold the parts so I could get them all soldered at once

Two of the panels.  I'll buck the best two out of all of the panels for the front face of each sconce.  I'm using a solid piece of the same green for the back panel as it won't show.

Two of the panels. I’ll buck the best two out of all of the panels for the front face of each sconce. I’m using a solid piece of the same green for the back panel as it won’t show.

I’m not sure what to do now.  I guess I can start designing whatever I’m going to make next.  Maybe I should do the gate as my next project?

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6 thoughts on “I can’t believe it…

  1. What will really suck is finding your lost copper foil when you get the order you just placed.

    • Or worse, when the order arrives. And here I was worrying I wouldn’t have anything to do in the shop (as if…) once I’d finished the sconces. Oh well, good thing this isn’t a race.

  2. Go for the gate, I’m looking forward to the project.

    • Yeah, me too.

      My wife is advocating for the Limbert bookcase, but our existing driveway gate is beyond “eyesore”, and well past “redneck” and “white trash”.

      Plus, I’m curious to work with the yellow cedar. I used a hand plane on some at WIA at William Ng’s booth and it planed beautifully and smelled great.

  3. Robert Demers

    I vote for the gate too 🙂

    Bob

    • I think that’s what I need to do then 🙂

      I’d better get some time in on the CAD design. I have the overall design done, but I need to tweak a few things, and I need to figure out the joinery. I decided I want the horizontal members of the inner structure stepped in about 1/8″ to 3/16″, and the vertical members to step in again from that.

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