The sun was drawn by K.
Crawford in 1980 for me as part of a group including the moon.
The paper was glued on to a
piece if stiff bristle board using 3M glue to stiffen
A strip of glass is cut from
the sheet because it is easier to handle then a 2 foot by 4 foot
All the border pieces are traced and cutting will begin.
The border is cut and I will grind to fit the
I use a zinc bender to make the circular border that will
assist in keeping the panel
First piece of glass cut and ground and added
to the border came.
Care must be taken to assure that all the
pieces maintain a smooth curve
Much of the grinding is complete but note that
I have left the small pieces
All of the grinding is complete. The fit is too
tight looks good but I will have to re-grind
Here I removed all the glass from the zinc came
and will begin foiling and
Here you see a black line on the light orange
piece below #18.
I have about 1/8" of an inch to remove as a
result of the growth of the foil.
All pieces are ground and placed in the zinc
border. Because I used zinc to keep
This window is covered with paste flux and
while it is still warm from soldering
I have a piece of unwanted foil before I do the
final clean for the
Out in the garage I do a dry clean and
polishing of the solder with
Up close and personal with The Sun.
The plants have taken to him very fast...
Now for a little reward...
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