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#1 mcgeurkink



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Posted 25 November 2006 - 05:55 PM

I have never learned how to do an overlay. Can anyone help? 8jester.gif

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 06:20 PM

FOIL overlays can be done with foil, or with copper wire.

Foil overlays can be done with ordinary foil tape, or, for larger, more complex ones, with foil sheets.

A foil overlay must touch the solder lines as a point of "attachment."

Simply cut the foil in the shape of the intended overlay area. The glue tends to melt as you solder, so I prefer to let drops fall, let it cool, then bead.


GLASS overlays are useful if you can't find that perfect color. Sometimes, overlaying two pieces of glass together is what you need. Simply cut and grind both pieces of glass, and foil with 1/4" foil. Since this piece will be considerably thicker than one-layer glass, make sure that it doesn't jut out the front of your piece, but the back.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:22 PM

would you ever cut the overlay, solder over the copper, then place the overlay on the glass and attach to the seams? I haven't done an overlay because I've been afraid of thermal shock 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

I have never had a problem with thermal shock....I apply them in the same way Chantal described. 

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