Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Nipping . . .
Today I am nipping purple and caramel stained glass, using my wonderful Leponitt wheeled nippers. I learned something recently from reading the Stained Glass and Mosaic discussion board on GardenWeb. Someone posted the proper technique for using the wheeled nippers, and they said to hold the handles down near the ends. I have been gripping the handles up too far all these years. Holding them properly cuts way down on fatigue. It's a beautiful day here in the Hill Country of Texas. I like to hang out on the front porch and nip. When I'm done, I sweep all the little bits of glass and they fall down between the boards and underneath the porch. Here are some good instructions for nipping plates: http://www.happycraftnsmosaicsupplies.com/Helps/LeponittCutterDirections.html