Stained Glass Nugget Foiler – How to Make Your Own

Foiling stained glass nuggets can be fiddly and slow. This nifty handmade foiler tool* will improve both the speed and neatness of your nugget foiling.
As an added bonus you can use it for another fiddly task; copper foiling small shapes.

Save time with a more professional looking result… a must in any stained glass shop.

*Photos and idea kindly shared by reader Liana Economides… thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

Gather together these materials before you start. They’re all standard DIY products.

You might have to print the image and take it to your closest friendly hardware store ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a closer shot so that you can better see which materials you need

Start the construction by prepping both upright wood pieces as above with a router. Then screw in and glue the uprights to the base

If you always wanted a Meccano set as a kid but never got one… here’s your chance to make up for it ๐Ÿ™‚

The assembly is a simple job once you have the base sorted

Here’s the nugget foiler holding a nugget in between the suction plates. Turn the knob to rotate as you foil the nugget.

This shows the nugget foiler holding one of those fiddly pieces of glass, stained glass perfectly foiled.

Further Stained Glass Nugget Foiler Resources

If you don’t fancy making a state-of-the-art machine there’s another nugget foiling idea over here.

I also have 2 videos here from clever YT star Mr Modify showing how to make a similar stained glass nugget foiler tool but using metalwork instead. It’s worth snooping about his videos as he has some other useful stained glass ideas.

This video has more explanations and some adaptations:

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