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lead style wondows

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:25 pm
by jacko
i needed some windows that look like they had lead work,
after some looking around i found plasters tape (drylining)
this is fiberglass matting and it is sticky backed

this has been painted lead colour

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and when fitted its this and looks like 3" square ie 1/8"

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these windows still need glazzing

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:46 pm
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
That looks good, it looks like it might have multiple uses for grills etc.

Is it possible to deform the tape to make diamond panes?

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:25 pm
by MrPlantpot
I've been looking at rolls of that in one of the local '£1' shops.... but to use as chainlink/livestock fencing.

Good idea to use for windows too, but think I'd use it diagonally, like Barry is suggesting. Looks great as is though, Jacko.

It is flexible, and would deform, but think it is 'springy' and would be forever wanting to straighten.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:02 am
by Artizen
I bought some to make basic landscape forms with. In the end decided the adhesive didn't have the grunt to do the job so resorted to good old cardboard formers and glue-soaked paper strips. Still have the rest of the roll somewhere.

Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:38 pm
by rue_d_etropal
Looks like the cooking sheet I use to make my brick wall moulds. Can be cut easily.
Always worth looking at what pound shops have. I originally bought a similar sheet at one shop, but could not find any more when I revisited a year later. One reason why I tend to buy when I see something useful, even if I do not know what use it ill be put to.
Something similar hich can still be found easily is rolls of a plastic netting to put in/on your guttering . Only trouble for me as the squares were at 45degrees so less useful for big moulds.
I originally bought thes sheets of netting as potential model barbed wire, but found that alluminium mesh is still better.