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by vblue
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Over lapping stainless steel molds
Replies: 1
Views: 2171

Over lapping stainless steel molds

I have two stainless steel weaving molds. The original is 7" x 16" that I purchased years ago from Mike Fraiser. When he stopped producing the molds, I took the mold to a metal manufacturing company and had a 15" x 15" mold made. I need a couple more inches of mold space to make ...
by vblue
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Brad is coming to Texas
Replies: 0
Views: 3372

Brad is coming to Texas

I thought I would mention that Brad will be teaching the class shown below at SiNaCa in May. SiNaCa is a not for profit school of glass here in Fort Worth. It is May 9th and 10th. If interested....there are some B & B's in the area. Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/marbl...
by vblue
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cold combing
Replies: 2
Views: 2500

Cold combing

I just tried cold combing for the first time. I think that this technique would be one that I could teach the school art teachers in my next class. I mixed powder frit, water, and aloe vera gel. My concern is drying time when they do this in the classroom. Some of the lines were pretty thick and too...
by vblue
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln wash floor of glass kiln?
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

Re: Kiln wash floor of glass kiln?

I just taught a class where a students project slipped during firing and was too close to the edge of the shelf. If the shelf sides and kiln bottom had not been kiln washed, the glass would have stuck.
by vblue
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic kilns for fusing glass in schools
Replies: 3
Views: 2808

Re: Ceramic kilns for fusing glass in schools

Thank you for your reply. I had the teachers bring me photos of their kilns. Since they had no knowledge of kilns, they thought the kilns were only ceramic kilns. Turns out that the kilns controllers have cone fire AND ramp fire. They now know they can use them for glass and how to use the controlle...
by vblue
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic kilns for fusing glass in schools
Replies: 3
Views: 2808

Re: Ceramic kilns for fusing glass in schools

I thought that I would also mention that most of these teachers with ceramic kilns are also NEW teachers or with only a year or two experience in the classroom. (one was a photography major). So I'm trying to get them as much information as I can.
by vblue
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic kilns for fusing glass in schools
Replies: 3
Views: 2808

Ceramic kilns for fusing glass in schools

I'm teaching another Intro. To Glass Fusing class to FWISD Art Teachers. These are teachers who have never even cut glass. Half of the teachers in this class are elementary teachers who have ceramic kilns. Most of the teachers that I have taught in the past have new kilns that fire glass. This is th...
by vblue
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Back Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 2511

Re: Back Magic

I had cold worked a piece that needed a flat edge. The back magic took away the hazy look but was not glossy.

Vernelle
by vblue
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wave mold
Replies: 6
Views: 4686

Re: Wave mold

Thank you all for your answers. I teach fusing at a not-for-profit glass school here in Fort Worth and can use their equipment......lap grinder, saw, wet belt sander.... So I will be cold working the piece.

Thanks again for your help,
Vernelle
by vblue
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wave mold
Replies: 6
Views: 4686

Wave mold

I purchased a 15" x12" x 2.5" medium wave mold. I have a piece that has the rounded edges from a full fuse.

Will the curvature of the slump allow the piece to stand on edge or will I need to cold work the edges?

Anyone have experience with this type of mold?

Thank you,
Vernelle
by vblue
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sharpie paint pens
Replies: 5
Views: 4162

Re: Sharpie paint pens

I tried the silver and gold pens. The gold turned dark but the silver was okay. I took it to around 1500. Have you tried any other colors?
by vblue
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: reading BE reactive chart
Replies: 2
Views: 2434

reading BE reactive chart

I was looking at Bullseye reactive glass chart. I'm not sure I'm reading it correctly.

Can you get reactions from any of the transparent glasses? Most of those listed say "opal".

Thanks,
Vernelle
by vblue
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sharpie paint pens
Replies: 5
Views: 4162

Sharpie paint pens

Has anyone successfully used the Sharpie paint pens in the kiln? (not the permanent marker type.)

Thanks,
Vernelle
by vblue
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: GlasTac not drying
Replies: 7
Views: 6462

Re: GlasTac not drying

Thank you to everyone who replied.

I think I will switch to something I use at home and know will work.....hair spray.

Vernelle
by vblue
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: GlasTac not drying
Replies: 7
Views: 6462

GlasTac not drying

Anyone else having problems with GlasTac not drying? In my class Tues. they used GlasTac to glue their pieces. Didn't work. I just got another bottle today from D & L. I put some on a piece of glass with a toothpick a very small amount. Its been over 30 minutes and it is still not dry. Anyone el...
by vblue
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Why lines in one piece of fired glass but not the other?
Replies: 7
Views: 5499

Re: Why lines in one piece of fired glass but not the other?

Did you check the back of the glass before cutting? I noticed that some of the newer Spectrum colors have lines towards the edge of the glass and it doesn't fire away.
by vblue
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Float differences
Replies: 9
Views: 5728

Re: Float differences

Thanks everyone for your replies. My class starts tomorrow BUT I have another one starting in Jan. (School district is having me teach groups of their art teachers fusing.) I have plenty of time to practice and explore for the Jan. class, then have another in March. I work in a stained glass shop. S...
by vblue
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Float differences
Replies: 9
Views: 5728

Float differences

Quick questions. I'm teaching a group of art teachers how to use their kilns and make project examples for their students. I'm using 4"x4" sq. of BE. The project I want them to do with fiber paper would really do better with a bigger size....but on a limited budget. I know many of you use ...
by vblue
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Toyo TC-600 Oil Hand cutter clogged?
Replies: 5
Views: 5116

Re: Toyo TC-600 Oil Hand cutter clogged?

I never put oil IN the cutter because it clogs and many times leaks. I put a sponge with oil on it in a cup. Then I rub the cutter across the sponge. This oils it AND cleans out any little shards that might keep the wheel from turning smoothly.

Vernelle
by vblue
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Good person to contact at Paragon
Replies: 3
Views: 3999

Re: Good person to contact at Paragon

Arnold is great.

I had sent an e-mail with a question Tues. pm and got a really quick response from Laura Miller. Had another question along the line of the first question and she answered really quick. All answers between 8pm Tues. and 1 pm Wed.

Vernelle

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