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by Doug Finner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3550

Re: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?

Jim and Kevin, I haven't been keeping notes because I've been working with scrap/crap glass of unknown COE and my goal was to reuse rather than trash random glass objects. I have only been melting/slumping single pieces using built in profiles and one 'how to melt wine bottles' profile I found on li...
by Doug Finner
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3550

Re: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?

OK, I finally got another bottle I could play with. Process: 1. Cut off the bottoms and slump. One came out nice and round, the other was more of an oval. 2. Cut off tops so total height of top + bottom was less than 6" 3. Balanced round bottom on the narrow neck of the top 4. Used the COE 90 '...
by Doug Finner
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3550

Re: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?

What you say is absolutely true but where is the fun in doing things the normal way? ;-) Rught now I am playing with low risk (cheap) materials just to get a sense for how stuff melts and fuse and break. It's all good. I need another bottle to try this beer blass build. I will.post pics after my exp...
by Doug Finner
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3550

Re: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?

Thank you all for your replies. My take away is 'nope...not gonna happen'. When I said I was new to fusing, I mean, 'I have slumped 8 random bottles to flat and turned them into a wind chime' new... https://photos.app.goo.gl/gmEWvtUVxVAxaZCLA What I'm trying to do is as follows. 1. Take a 10 oz soda...
by Doug Finner
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3550

How to keep parts aligned during fusing?

I am new to warm glass and have been messing around with slumping miscellaneous glass bottles; it's working. I have an idea for making a drinking glass from cut bottles fused together. This will entail balancing one piece of glass on another. The balance point is going to be sketchy so I'll need to ...

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