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by Kevin Midgley
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Playing with drop vases
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Playing with drop vases

Nice work Ed, The tops don't have to be cut off if you drop the vase onto a nice wide base and fuse them together all at the same time. Takes making a few duds to get it all perfectly done. :lol: And all you thought you had to do was perfect the timing and temperature of the drop? Don't forget the v...
by Kevin Midgley
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Firing Schedule for abalone shell
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Firing Schedule for abalone shell

raise mold off shelf
by Kevin Midgley
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: steel backing for glass
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: steel backing for glass

Richard LaLonde gives classes where backings are created as you describe.
by Kevin Midgley
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: "Dumbing down" of glass art?
Replies: 55
Views: 41072

Re: "Dumbing down" of glass art?

It is really easy to explain my glass to studio visitors as 'I make grilled cheese sandwiches of glass'.
Then they understand the 'process' and can just enjoy the eye candy.
Dumbing down can sometimes be helpful.
by Kevin Midgley
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: out of the norm and need firing schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: out of the norm and need firing schedule

If you'd fired it onto Bullseye kiln wash, the wash probably would have washed off clean. As it is an opaque colour of red you'd probably have to re-kilnwash the shelf. Easier than using paper. Never touch the stuff myself although it is easy enough to make your own 'paper'.
by Kevin Midgley
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: out of the norm and need firing schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: out of the norm and need firing schedule

brilliant instructor fusing it to the paper. covered, you will probably trap air. What are you plans for the piece? I think I'd be tempted to remove the paper. Soak it in water and scrub carefully with heavily gloved hands. Some residue will be left. Then I'd hang it on a wall or window to be kept a...
by Kevin Midgley
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Digitry GB-1 controller for sale

but the Digitry being time/temperature based is perfect for annealing cycles. Once you understand glass work is a factor of time and temperature you realize the superiority of it. I would not fuse glass using another type of programmer. You want a slower ramp? It will divide out the required run tim...
by Kevin Midgley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Digitry GB-1 controller for sale

an example.
kiln is at 1000F
you want to go to 1500F
program the next step to be say 5min..
Can't do it in 5 Min so it goes into an automatic hold until it reaches the 1500F
I can't understand other than possibly higher cost, why everyone doesn't just use Digitry controllers.
by Kevin Midgley
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Question about ceramic rope
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Question about ceramic rope

use a kiln wash coated stainless steel welding rod. I don't think rope will hold up the weight.
by Kevin Midgley
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Has anyone done business with....?
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Has anyone done business with....?

why not buy from one of the supporters of this website?
by Kevin Midgley
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: plaster for casting
Replies: 11
Views: 3614

Re: plaster for casting

You don't know what is in the beach sand and if it will harm your glass or your kiln.
by Kevin Midgley
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Playing with Color Bars and Vitrigraph
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Playing with Color Bars and Vitrigraph

Crazy amount of work in there! Wow.
by Kevin Midgley
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Who sells blank cabuchons?
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Who sells blank cabuchons?

why would you not make your own????
It seems insane to buy them if you know anything about firing glass.
by Kevin Midgley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: More Kiln Adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 4300

Re: More Kiln Adventures

However the readers will find all the above information useless if the thermocouple wiring connections are not made correctly as I suggested in post #2 above! :lol:
You at least have to start with good connections before you start observing possible drift.
by Kevin Midgley
Tue May 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: HOMEMADE IRIDIZING?
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: HOMEMADE IRIDIZING?

Purchased a crate of pre 96 vintage iridized glass that had a sticker on the end of the crate saying 'this product may damage the ozone' layer might be another reason not to try making your own.
by Kevin Midgley
Mon May 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Inducing devit along glass scores
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Re: Inducing devit along glass scores

SLS glass? I took notes on Brian Blanthorn's techniques that were on this bulletin board back in 2011. Don't know if I should repost as other people also posted at that time on the same topic and Brian's are interlaced in the other commentary at that time. I might also have errors in the saving proc...
by Kevin Midgley
Sun May 06, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Computer program for strip cut
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Computer program for strip cut

Plastic sheets
felt pens
rubbing alcohol for colour changes
by Kevin Midgley
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: proper crimping tool
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: proper crimping tool

a terminal block or a split bolt as an alternative?
An electrician should know best and what to use.

Be sure to re-tighten the connection a couple of times 1/2 hour or more apart. with the power off of course.
by Kevin Midgley
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2218

Re: Slumping issues

The bevel that Brock suggested was to enable the glass to slide on the mold rather than get hung up and cause the glass to de-center itself. As for the glass, use Bullseye :D More seriously some glass will because of its formulation to create the colour being used, will have a 'personal interest' in...
by Kevin Midgley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Getting ready to blow out Color Bar in HOT shop
Replies: 13
Views: 2350

Re: Getting ready to blow out Color Bar in HOT shop

impressive work being created.

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