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Making Stained Glass Boxes [Kindle Edition]

Michael Johnston
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

  • Illustrated step-by-step instruction on techniques to make a variety of beautiful and practical stained glass boxes
  • Photos show exactly how to assemble corners, attach hinges and lids, work with mirrored glass, create shelves and compartments, and add feet and lips
  • Detailed information for the beginner or more experienced glass artist

    Using the wide variety of stained glass available to create one-of-a-kind tabletop boxes is explained and illustrated in an easy-to-follow format. It's like looking over the shoulder of a master glass artist at work.



  • Editorial Reviews

    About the Author

    Michael Johnston is a stained glass expert who has been perfecting his craft for more than two decades in the central Pennsylvania region, where he owns and operates Rainbow Vision Stained Glass. He is an accomplished teacher of stained glass techniques and artistry for all skill levels. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 25677 KB
    • Print Length: 160 pages
    • Publisher: Stackpole Books (July 31, 2009)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003X4KYIS
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #735,371 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars nice but only makes the cover box August 20, 2009
    By vmaster
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    First. The title is wrong. the book only shows you how to make ONE box. The one on the cover. It apologetically then gives you "patterns" for others which are no more than the same box with different lids. If you do basic stain glass, that's a no brainer. There are a couple other small patterns stuffed in the back but you would have to scale them way up as they are mere thumbnails of real patterns.

    Second. The box they DO make has incredibly detailed instructions with clear color pictures and step by step "if-you-mess-it-up-it's-not-our-fault" attention to detail. In THAT, it is a great book.

    The book spends the first 57 pages explaining basic stained glass cutting and soldering technique. Fine if you want a whole course, but my assumption (I know, dangerous word) is that if you're looking at building a box, you have your basic technique down, give us more and different box types. the next seventy or so pages show how to make the one box pictured on the cover (and it's only an "or so" pages because there are still interspersed directions for basic glass cutting and assembly, not "box making specific" techniques). Following that are the few pages of alternative patterns -- not boxes, just other patterns to plug into the top frame. then an entire section on repairing stained glass. Not a thorough section and not really sure why it was put in the book unless they assume again you will drop something through the box quick enough to need to know how to fix it.
    There is finally a FOUR PAGE gallery of pictures of boxes a couple with domed lids and pentagon shapes that would have been nice to actually show technique for, but alas, no, just one rectangular box appears in the book itself.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for all stained glass enthusiasts. September 28, 2009
    Format:Paperback
    Although the book does cover some basic stained glass techniques, which the reader may or may not possess, it does contain some very intersting tips along the way. Everyone can benefit from reviewing the basic skills and techniques. The book does give you enough basic information regarding box making that then can be carried over to other box projects. It could have included more patterns, but I was not looking for a book containing a multitude of patterns for a basic box. As with most stained glass projects, it allows the user to be creative once the you have mastered the fundamentals. It does contain rather detailed and easy to follow instructions on box construction. This book was great for my needs. It is well written, very detailed with a lot of excellent illustrations. The author has done a great job again!
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Box Lovers and Others August 15, 2009
    By Curly
    Format:Paperback
    If you love making boxes this book is for you and if you are new to stained glass this book is for you. There are also simple beginner patterns in the book. It has great picture detail,and each step is explained in terms everyone can understand. I made the box on the cover and the steps were right on target and it can out beautiful. It includes great pro tips and helpful hints along the way. Novice or experience this a great book for your library.
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    More About the Author

    Michael Johnston is a stained glass expert who has been perfecting his craft for more than two decades in the central Pennsylvania region, where he owns and operates Rainbow Vision Stained Glass. He is an accomplished teacher of stained glass techniques and artistry for all skill levels. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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