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by FusedLightStudio
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: lava cloth/ refraisil cloth
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: lava cloth/ refraisil cloth

Can this be made into a mold using rigidizer?
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Materials for casting a container
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Materials for casting a container

The lower density board will insulate the glass you are heating and make the firing slower and longer. The higher density board would allow more heat transmission through conduction of the kiln heat through the material and into the glass. The lower density board because it is less dense has infini...
by FusedLightStudio
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Materials for casting a container
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Materials for casting a container

I cast some containers (1/2” thick) using vermiculite lined with 1/16” fiber paper. Plaster-silica form in the middle. It worked OK, but the fiber lining was a pain. I’d like to try: -Coating the vermiculite with plaster-zircopax mix (40-60). Charlie Holden (whose studio I inherited) had this in his...
by FusedLightStudio
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using oxides as colorants
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Using oxides as colorants

Thank you so much, Brad.

Having recently poked around on some of the Facebook groups for warm glass, I appreciate this forum even more than before (and that was already a lot).
by FusedLightStudio
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using oxides as colorants
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Using oxides as colorants

In the studio I inherited from Charlie Holden, I found three bags of powder from the ceramic store: nickel oxide, chromium oxide, and copper carbonate. (The nickel oxide is black, the chromium is a gorgeous dark green, and the copper is a light green.) I know these can be used in ceramic glazing, an...
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Workshops, classes, and events
Topic: Tell me what you want
Replies: 0
Views: 1374

Tell me what you want

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by FusedLightStudio
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Annealing small thick pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 1444

Annealing small thick pieces

I have always used BE “Annealing Thick Slabs” schedules for pieces of any size. The smallest thick pieces I’ve fired have been 6” by 8”. Another glass artist showed me a smaller piece that was a uniform 1-inch thick, about 4” by 4”, and said it didn’t need to follow the BE schedule for annealing bec...
by FusedLightStudio
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glues and silicones
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Re: Glues and silicones

check out www. Panacol-USA , I have used a lot of their adhesives with great success. They even have some of my applications shown on their website. They make a lot of different adhesives depending upon your application. They used to be called Tangent Industries but were merged with a European comp...
by FusedLightStudio
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glues and silicones
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Re: Glues and silicones

Thanks, Jennifer. I was only familiar with Hxtal as advertised on the Hang Your Glass page - this is a much better explanation. Had not tried it because it’s so expensive, but this information convinces me it’s worth a shot.
by FusedLightStudio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Group use of a large studio
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

Group use of a large studio

I have “inherited” a well-equipped 2,000 sq foot glass studio in Decatur, GA. It’s a bit complicated (explained below), but, I’m wondering if anyone has experience with running a studio for group use - a guild, a collective, a membership structure? In the short time that I’ve offered it for open stu...
by FusedLightStudio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glues and silicones
Replies: 9
Views: 3077

Glues and silicones

Interested in recommendations regarding glues and silicones for the following use cases: 1-Assemblage of small, clear glass pieces (e.g. a sculpture composed of different kinds of glasses that aren’t compatible for fusing). I have used Loctite glass glue. It dries clear, stays clear, is fairly stron...
by FusedLightStudio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing antique glass
Replies: 12
Views: 3588

Re: Fusing antique glass

I’m going to start a new thread about GLUES.
:D
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing antique glass
Replies: 12
Views: 3588

Re: Fusing antique glass

Just for your future knowledge... If you tried to fuse single thickness glass by butting edges together... they will actually pull away form each other at fusing temps... leaving gaps (holes) in the final piece. Thanks. I was wondering about that! Kevin suggested using some kind of flux to make the...
by FusedLightStudio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing antique glass
Replies: 12
Views: 3588

Re: Fusing antique glass

Thanks so much for the firm replies, everyone. You’ve saved me a lot of time and frustration.
by FusedLightStudio
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing antique glass
Replies: 12
Views: 3588

Re: Fusing antique glass

Thank you Kevin. Your list seems to cover all the bases. I don’t know what I would use for flux - would appreciate ideas on that. Have never worked with antique glass so I don’t even know how to research such a thing. Or what the fusing temperature might be. I’ve only played around with Bondix UV gl...
by FusedLightStudio
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing antique glass
Replies: 12
Views: 3588

Fusing antique glass

An acquaintance has an antique cabinet from England that has broken gravity glass in one of the two panels. He wants to know if we can fuse the broken pieces together. The break was fairly clean but there are a lot of pieces: 239ED37E-FD35-42E4-8D5E-BC5110427AB0.jpeg I haven’t seen the glass in pers...
by FusedLightStudio
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How much weight can wire inclusions bear?
Replies: 8
Views: 3644

Re: How much weight can wire inclusions bear?

I've had no problems with the series of heavy solid fused crushed glass masks I made in 1992 with copper wire embedded in the back for wall hanging. The best hanger was 12 gauge copper wire bent in a U and pushed deeply under the crush prior to melting. Your experience may vary. Interesting - good ...
by FusedLightStudio
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How much weight can wire inclusions bear?
Replies: 8
Views: 3644

Re: How much weight can wire inclusions bear?

Many of the wire and glass pieces made in the 1970's are now starting to crack. And I've seen fused wire pieces crack much more quickly than that when the wire is thicker. The COE for most metals is 150 or higher. Wow, that’s very good to know! Wish I could remember where I read about using wire in...
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How much weight can wire inclusions bear?
Replies: 8
Views: 3644

Re: How much weight can wire inclusions bear?

AndyT wrote:What size is the project? Average weight of glass is around 1.8lbs/sq.ft.


The exact weight breaks down this way:
The background is about 12x18, two layers, so 5.4 lbs
The mask is 2.5 pounds
The strands are less than half a pound

I was rounding up to 10 pounds.
by FusedLightStudio
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How much weight can wire inclusions bear?
Replies: 8
Views: 3644

Re: How much weight can wire inclusions bear?

What gauge wire? What material wire? I would be more concerned about long term compatibility than holding up the two layers. High fire 18-gauge stainless steel wire (from Fused Glass Warehouse) I was not aware there’s a compatibility problem with wire inclusions... Or do you mean the glass? What do...

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