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07/24/15


Rebar provides strong (but visible) reinforcement. To preserve the aesthetics of your work, use hidden reinforcement, adding strength without interfering with appearance.
RE-STRIP by CASCADE
Re-Strip is a 5/32” wide, 10 mil thick strip of copper which is easily concealed in your windows. Run this stripping between pieces of foiled glass or hide this reinforcement inside the channel of lead came. You run it down the middle of the came, next to the came’s heart. This method of reinforcement is ideal for panels not easily reinforced with rebar (ie, anything with curves). Made in Canada. Available in 25 and 100 ft packages:

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STRONG LINE by Morton Glass
is a heavy duty version of Re-Strip. Strong Line is 20 mil copper coated STEEL stripping which is used the same as Restrip above. Coil is 25’ long, in a convenient dispenser. Made in USA 
Order #0519  $7.95

BRAIDED WIRE
is especially useful for lampshades or other three dimensional projects, as it follows the curve of your lamp better than reinforcing strip, especially on uneven border lamps such as the Tiffany Wisteria. Also makes a neat, strong and uniform border on free-form copper foil projects. The tinned copper braid will solder neatly to the border, the solder you apply makes for rigid reinforcement. Made in USA.
1/8x1/32” cross section.

Sold on a 10 ft roll. Order #1755 $3.29


For big users, we also stock 100 ft roll. Order #1755-100 $25.95

HINTS FOR USING HIDDEN REINFORCEMENT

Re-Strip is by far the most popular as the thin copper strip is easy to insert between foiled glass pieces or along the heart of lead came. the 10 mil thickness makes it easy to conform to the curves in your piece. Re-Strip will bend easily from left to right, but it won't bend out of the plane of your panel making it so much stronger than it looks. Most reasonably priced, so feel free to use it generously.

Where added strength is needed, Strong Line is your best choice. It is made with steel, so you can't beat the strength unless you use steel rebar. The copper coating makes it easy to solder. Not as flexible as Re-Strip.

Braided Wire is the handiest of the three to use in lampshade construction. It will flex in all directions (until you coat it with solder). It follows the curve of a lamp profile as well as following the curve of the lamp border.
Braided Wires is also outstanding for reinforcing borders on free-form pieces. If you stop by our Buffalo, NY showroom, ask to see how Matt used it in his Dolphin panel.

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