Lead Came and Solder

Each piece of glass is wrapped in lead came which has an H shape profile; thus, the adjoining glass pieces share

one length of came. The came is then soldered at the joints with a 100 watt soldering iron and 60/40 lead/tin solder.

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The three grape clusters were created separately from the panel. Red glass nuggets were wrapped in 1/16th inch U lead came and then soldered together to form the cluster.

Flux, hydrochloric acid, is brushed on each joint.

The soldering iron melts the solder into the came.

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Flux (hydrochloric acid) is brushed on each joint of the came.

Solder 60%/40% lead tin solder is melted into the metal of the came at each joint.