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by Bev Brandt
Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Warm Glass Dictionary
Replies: 43
Views: 26544

Charlie and I posted the same phonic version at the same time. How Twlight-Zone-ish.

Now, if I could only remember how to pronounce didymium.

I think it's "did - I - mee - um" but to me it looks like "diddee - mee - um."

So I opt for "lampworking eye protection."

- Bev
by Bev Brandt
Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Warm Glass Dictionary
Replies: 43
Views: 26544

Re: Dichroic

bar^bar^a wrote:Can someone give me the "hooked on phonics" version of how to say Dichroic?? :lol:


Die - crow - ick ("die" is a long "i")

Slight emphasis on the "crow"

- Bev
by Bev Brandt
Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Contact lenses and kiln work
Replies: 5
Views: 3867

Re: Contact lenses and kiln work

I am concerned about any ill effects wearing contacts when looking in the hot kiln, with protective glasses of course. I've been wearing contact lenses in some form for 25 years. Since I was a sophomore in high school. I don't wear my contacts at my "day job" because there seems to be something in ...
by Bev Brandt
Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: wanting to learn glass weaving
Replies: 25
Views: 22633

You said you'd stop-I may have to file a pattern-ity suit. Get Bev! She's the instigator here. I think she's trying to bring the various threads of this argument into a big ball of confusion. Brock I cannot let this comment merely weft past. Do not entwine me in this synthetic tale! I am a woman of...
by Bev Brandt
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: wanting to learn glass weaving
Replies: 25
Views: 22633

Brock wrote:
Okay, Tony. I ran out of material anyway.

Skein of you to offer to end this.

Seams reasonable to me.

Brock


I guess it's too late to selvedge this thread. Maybe I'm biased, but it really ripped me up!

- Bev
by Bev Brandt
Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Warm Glass Dictionary
Replies: 43
Views: 26544

Very nice! Thank you both.

Does it make sense to add CTE to the COE entry? I believe Graham Stone's book refers to CTE and some of my engineer pals refer to CTE as well.

- Bev
by Bev Brandt
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Uneven kiln and how to fix
Replies: 11
Views: 5519

My kiln is in my garage and is level where it currently sits. But my husband bought some cement of some sort (he said he was going to get floor leveler, but the bags now sitting in the garage are something else) and his intent is to build a temporary frame on the floor that is large enough for the k...
by Bev Brandt
Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lo-tech devit removal
Replies: 11
Views: 9500

Hi Bev, Try fire polishing without an overspray...I've noticed that it tends to trap that scummy look. Patty Too late on this piece since the overspray is already applied, once it's there, it's there. Sandblasting seems the only logical solution here. As to the red glass, I'm wondering if you got a...
by Bev Brandt
Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lo-tech devit removal
Replies: 11
Views: 9500

Re: Lo-tech devit removal

[quote="dee] check at michaels for dip -n etch, soak for a couple of hours, should take care of it - if not, soak longer.... don't know why you got devit, i don't generally have a problem except under very specific conditions, but never on a one firing piece and alot of times not even on a multiple ...
by Bev Brandt
Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lo-tech devit removal
Replies: 11
Views: 9500

Lo-tech devit removal

I have a piece - all BE - that has a devit problem. It's a combination of pattern bars and solids, a BE yellow and 0124 Red. The red devitrified on the first full fuse firing at 1480F. All of the glass had been cleaned with isopropyl alcohol before firing. I don't yet own a sandblaster, so I used so...
by Bev Brandt
Wed Feb 25, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Dictionary
Replies: 29
Views: 18384

Since I came to kilnformed glass from other glass work, I don't have a clue what some of the pottery terms mean. Such as: slip bisque firing and related temp cones and related temp I also don't know raku clay from the brown clay I can buy at the art supply store from playdough and wish I did. I want...
by Bev Brandt
Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Saw woes .... I really need some cutting advice !
Replies: 11
Views: 5658

I cut BE rods with tile nippers to make "dots" and I do have two caveats: - Practice. It takes some doing to get any sort of precision with the nippers. At least for me with the smaller rods it does. - Rest a lot. I call anything I use my "dots" on part of my Repetitive Stress Syndrome Series. Maybe...
by Bev Brandt
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cutting Spectrum Baroque - total frustration
Replies: 27
Views: 17389

I got so mad at a sheet of Yough once that I smashed it on the floor. After I cleaned it up I called Yough and complained about lousy glass and they sent me a bunch of 8x10 pieces of the same stuff- didn't cut much better. The old-timer that sold me a gorgeous piece of Yough said that he just uses ...
by Bev Brandt
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: can you see this photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 7107

I'm beginning to wonder if I can really see it :-k Why can I see it? What OS? What browser? Corporate firewall? All of this and more will affect your abilities to see the images. However, I'm convinced that I can see them and that they represent the artist's attempt to deconstruct technology. The w...
by Bev Brandt
Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Testing metal for use as a mold
Replies: 6
Views: 5263

I also have some fiberboard that I might be able to simply "cookie-cutter." I'll have to experiment.

Though, a magnet did stick to all of the cutters - even the enameled ones. I still am not all that enthused about firing an unknown metal.

Thanks for the input.

- Bev
by Bev Brandt
Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Testing metal for use as a mold
Replies: 6
Views: 5263

Testing metal for use as a mold

I have some cookie cutters that I'd like to use as casting molds. They're deep enough that I can pile in some frit and end up with some nifty chunks o' glass. But I don't know what the cookie cutters are made of. They're in a set from Target, some are enameled, some are bare "white" metal. I have a ...
by Bev Brandt
Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Basement Studio
Replies: 17
Views: 10785

Re: Nature's radon detector

jerry flanary wrote:A house with a healthy spider population has no radon problems.


The things you learn on warmglass.com. My basement looks like Cirith Ungol. Call me radon-free!

- Bev
by Bev Brandt
Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Firepolishing, tack fuse and anneal - multitasking
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Bev-If you go to the low end of fire polish temps it won't heal. You have to heat the body of the piece to full fuse to heal, not just the surface. You may not even make it that far, as often the cracks resolve to full separation fractures on heat up. You will also have to dam the thick piece to pr...
by Bev Brandt
Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Firepolishing, tack fuse and anneal - multitasking
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Firepolishing, tack fuse and anneal - multitasking

I have two pieces that are at nearly the same stage in their lives. I wonder if I can do what I want to both of these pieces in the same firing. One is 2 layers thick and about 8" x 8". I need to cold-work some edges, then fire-polish it. The other is about 3/8" thick and about 12" x 12". I need to ...
by Bev Brandt
Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: large circle cutter
Replies: 18
Views: 9962

I looked in the BE catalog at the circle cutters. There is one that is very expensive and attaches to the table. Then there's a much less expensive cutter that's a Silberschnitt. Is that less expensive circle cutter what you Silberschnitt users have? (Anyone have the monster that attaches to the cut...

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