Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Window in a Listed Building,16 - even more cementing

This panel is just below the round head of the window. The purple/blue marks the boundary of the rectangular panels with a horizontal row of leaves and flowers not elsewhere in the window.

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Monday, 10 August 2009

Window in a Listed Building,15 - more cementing

This is the top of the window cemented and polished. It was photographed in full sunlight with a diffusing sheet. As the window is facing north, this is the only time the top will be seen with so much light.

Having been cleaned and the missing parts recreated by Brian Waugh, the brilliant warmth of this panel glows with sun rise (or sunset depending on your view)
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Friday, 7 August 2009

Window in a Listed Building,14 - cementing

The cementing has begun! This is the bottom piece cemented and polished with sunlight coming through.

The cementing is done with a brushable mixture of linseed oil, white spirit and whiting, with colour to make it black. This is brushed under the leads to seal the window. It also -with appropriate amounts of brushing - blackens the leads and solder to give a counterpoint to the glass.

It now needs to rest for a while. During this time it is important to continually clean the piece to avoid any cement "drips" or other movement of the cement while it cures.
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Tuesday, 4 August 2009