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Table of Contents
Part I: Glass, Glorious Glass.
Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Glass.
Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Right Tools.
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Glass-Working Studio.
Part II: Easing Your Way into the Art: Basic Stained-Glass Techniques.
Chapter 4: Designed to Succeed: Working with Patterns and Selecting Your Glass.
Chapter 5: Making the Cut: Glass Cutting 101.
Chapter 6: Grozing and Grinding Glass for a Perfect Fit.
Chapter 7: Soldering Your Way to Well-Jointed Projects.
Part III: Practice Makes Perfect: Stained-Glass Projects Aplenty.
Chapter 8: Creating Copper-Foil Projects.
Chapter 9: Building Leaded-Glass Projects.
Chapter 10: Making a Stained-Glass Box.
Chapter 11: Shedding Some Light with a Basic Panel Lampshade.
Chapter 12: Putting Your New Skills to Work: Project Patterns.
Part IV: Adding a Little Heat to the Mix: Working with Warm Glass.
Chapter 13: Getting Your Studio Ready for Warm Glass.
Chapter 14: Starting Simple with Basic Fusing Techniques.
Chapter 15: Heating Things Up with Some Advanced Fusing Techniques.
Chapter 16: The Art of Shaping Warm Glass.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Strategies to Improve Your Soldering Technique.