Whether it’s a beautiful antique window that you’ve decided to make a part of your home or the transom that has long hung above your mother’s door, glass breaks.
And while repairing stained or leaded glass might seem like a daunting task, getting it fixed professionally could run you upwards of $100 a pane. For windows with moderate to severe damage, it may be more cost-efficient to drop a few bucks on the equipment needed to take a crack at it yourself–no pun intended.
To give you all the confidence and knowledge needed to get the job done right, we at Olde Good Things have compiled the top 3 best leaded-glass repair videos!
First up is Harry Rogers, whose minimally invasive approach is perfect for the beginner. He covers a range of topics with in-depth commentary that shows off years of experience in the stained glass industry. His tutorial will have you cutting complex curves with confidence.
Second, we have Youtuber, “Karalnz”, whose patient, nearly meditative video tackles a tricky curved cabinet door. This is a great video to help the amateur get a solid grasp on the simple art of soldering. He also troubleshoots some common mistakes that any novice is bound to run into.
Finally, meet Chris and Justine Dodd of Cariad Glass. This video is the be-all-end-all of complicated stained glass repair. If you have a window with severe bowing and breaking, and you are down for the challenge of a really extensive project in glass, this is the video for you. They will walk you through a full deconstruction and reconstruction of a complex window: one that we can all agree was worth saving.
If these videos gave you the confidence to tackle your own leaded-glass-repair project, but you don’t know where to start, take a look at these beginner kits from Anything in Stained glass.
Good luck, and happy soldering!