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I'd like to start working in lead came. I already have tools for copper foil, what else do I need? To work in lead came there are a few additional tools and supplies that will be needed or helpful. Start with a good basic instruction book or DVD. Try checking out Stained Glass Basics if you prefer a book. Some of it will be review, but it also has a good section on lead came and repairs. Traditional Leaded Glass Windows or Get the Lead Out are two of the many DVD's available at Delphi. Both are informative and walk you through the process of building a lead came panel. Add a few basic tools to your workshop. The first is a pair of lead nippers or a lead knife , which are used to cut the came accurately for a good fit. A lead stretcher such as our Stanton Lead Stretcher is very helpful, but if not in your budget you can get by with a lead vise and a pair of pliers (plus a bit of muscle) to stretch your came to keep the panel from stretching or sagging over time. Horseshoe nails and a glazing hammer are used to keep the project assembled and snugly fit as you build outward. The lead stop blocks are a great addition, keeping the lead channel open and th
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7" Stainless Steel Draping Cylinder - An extremely durable mold, the stainless steel will last you practically forever. One of the benefits of this mold is you can get a nice looking vase without a lot of work. With heat and gravity you will get some exciting folds in the glass. It’s great for making special gifts like vases and candle shelters.