designers and fabricators of stained glass windows for synagogues
August 2, 2015
After the window is soldered together, putty is forced under the channel to make the panel rigid and waterproof. This is called "glazing."
Meanwhile, Michelle continues to cut out pieces for the panels surrounding the ark.
The completed assembly is soldered and cleaned before glazing.
A section of the soldered window.
Detail of the window showing the soldering joints on the lead came.
David putties the window after it has been soldered and steel-wooled.
Special glazing putty is pushed under the channel around each piece of the window, in order to fill and spaces in the lead and make the panel rigid.
David uses the vacuum cleaner several times in the process of cleaning up after puttying.
Michelle breaks out a large piece.
Michelle pushing the glass cutter over the pattern to break out one more piece for the Bima windows.
Michelle in the glass-cutting studio.