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Stained Glass; Bensham Grove Materials and equipment List Basic / essential equipment A pair of safety Glasses these can be purchased cheaply from DIY stores Glasscutter – a basic glass-cutter can be purchased at DIY stores or hardware shop, approximate cost – £4.00 these can be very difficult to use particularly when trying to cut curves or irregular pieces of glass The best cutters to use are specialist oil-filled glass cutters which are a lot more expensive at £20.00 but will last for years and allow you to cut glass more precisely and the flexible head will make cutting curves and circles much easier. A Rigid Stanley knife A Pair of pliers A piece of chipboard or similar wood this should be at lest half an inch thick and approximately A3 size. Your wood should always be a little bigger than the glass panel you are making. A sketchbook which will be used to show progress of your design work and can also be used as a scrapbook to show examples of your source materials, photographs, postcards and pictures you have collected Supply of glass Glass can be purchased in a wide range of colours, some can be opaque, and others translucent, glass can also have a variety of surface textures. Prices of glass also vary widely. Red, yellow and orange glass is usually more expensive whilst blues and greens are a little cheaper to buy. For your first piece of stained glass work I have brought along a range of basic colours for you to choose from to make up your panel which I will sell at cost price. Going along to the suppliers yourself will allow you much more choice over colours and textures of glass. Supply of lead This is sold in strips approximately 2 metres long and can be purchased in a range of widths to suit your design. Approximate cost - £3.00 - £4.00 for 2 metres, dependant on thickness Specialist tools Oil-filled glass-cutters Approximate cost £20.00 Grozing pliers Approximate cost £11.00 (for “nibbling” glass after it has been cut if it breaks unevenly) Lead knife £9.00 There is a local supplier of glass and stained glass equipment in Consett, please see attached sheet. Supplies can also be purchased through mail order and there are many stained glass suppliers with sites on the internet.
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