The wheat panel was a little bendy, and after garnering advise from fellow glassers, I put some rebar on the back side in two places. The rebar is 1/8" x 1/2" steel, coated in zinc, then tinned with lead solder. The first support went across horizontally in the center. The existing window in the church has a mullion in the same place, so the rebar will not have a significant visual impact.
The second piece of rebar is at the bottom of the panel at the border. These long horizontal runs create a potential hinge, and with the weight of the panel, could potentially cause a problem. The rebar adds stability. I may go back and add rebar to the completed panels in the same location.
Finally, the wheat and grape panel came off the work table, and I began setting up for the Omega panel. It took most of today to make the template, place the pattern in the metal grid and cut out the border.
And Patterns I've Recently Created
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