September 25, 2005

More On Glass

Or is it "Moron Glass"??

Friday we started soldering our windows. It was a day of panic for me. First, my pieces didn't fit together all that well so I've got some nice gaps. Kevin, on the other hand, well the teacher said he was ready to professionally fit windows. So after some maneuvering and measuring, measuring, and measuring, I finally got my window in position. Then I was off to solder.

Well as you know, solder is melted metal, which is hot. Glass is, well, glass and is rather cool. So dripping melted metal on it is not really a good thing. You can see where this is going. Early on in the process (thank god) I was soldering the points together of all of the pieces. Then I dropped a nice piece of metal onto the glass. And panicked. My teacher happened to be standing next to me. I was screaming, "HELP! HELP!" and she was saying, "FLUX! FLUX!" but of course, instead of flux I just kept my soldering iron on the glass trying to pick up the metal piece. Then, craaaaack. I let out an expletive and lamented over my broken piece. Which happened to be more or less in the middle of the window. The only good thing was that it was only attached on 4 points instead of all 6, and the sides hadn't been soldered yet. So it was relatively easy to pop the piece out. Unfortunately I have to re-cut it. Another good thing is that I have enough of that type of glass to do so. Still, what a pain in the ass.

Posted by Shelby at September 25, 2005 01:55 PM

Sis, you need to cut yourself some slack..... this class is certaininly no "Easy A."

Ha haa haa...."cut yourself." Just kidding.

Posted by: Katrina at September 25, 2005 07:11 PM
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