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Tinning A Vase Cap

Stained glass lamp finished vase cap

An essential step in constructing a stained glass panel lamp is connecting the finished panels to the top central vase cap. This video shows you how to prepare your vase cap for connecting to the panels you have prepared.


  1. Lyndi Sue Hofstra says

    Beautiful amazing to me that glass fits into tin!!

    • LOL! For sure!
      The cap is actually brass for strength, and the technique of coating it is called “tinning.” Why they call it that, I suppose – has to do with the composition of the solder used (60% tin / 40% lead) to coat the brass. And fitting – OMG! – well that’s a whole other story – as you will see in the videos that follow!
      Thanks for tuning in as I work on my video instruction skills!!!

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