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by Michael Stevens
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Drop with Dropring
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Drop with Dropring

I think if dropping 25cm might want 5 or 6 layers. I use four layers for a 6 inch drop. also as mentioned just tack fuse them first if you don't use a dam. make sure things are perfectly level and centered. it's annoying when doesn't drop even. I often add a clear layer in the center, sometimes 2 if...
by Michael Stevens
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cracked during heat up
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Cracked during heat up

well looking at your schedule seems slow enough. I usually allow more time when have glass with different qualities, opaque and transparent. if you have lots of bubbles in the glass, or thick and thin fused Together. I vent my kiln little bit on heatup to 500c that always reduces thermal shock in. m...
by Michael Stevens
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Annealing temprature
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Annealing temprature

I anneal at 510 degrees usually just 1 hour for 6mm thick 12" in diameter. but my kiln also holds temperature for a long time so often if I just let it cool without adding anneal cycle it's ok. for thicker 2 hour anneal or longer I make sure to set it. I've had my kiln set at 500 and it's ok. 4...
by Michael Stevens
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: bottom heat kiln.
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: bottom heat kiln.

well overall this little pottery kiln has done quite well. when slumping it really helps. overall I've had very few bubble problems that I got with top heat. if I fuse 2 or 3 shelf layers the bottom is hotter so I put things that need hotter temp at bottom. I do put 3 inch stands to raise bottom she...
by Michael Stevens
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: melted mess
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: melted mess

So I removed some of the glass, opened the coils a little and then put back in place. I'm testing it now , if I screwed the coils, I can get replaced for less than 200 dollars, not too bad, . but I'm hopeful this will be ok
by Michael Stevens
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: melted mess
Replies: 4
Views: 238

melted mess

I was casting something and the mold poured out onto kiln shelf and the heating elements. I have about 6mm thick glass encasing some of the heating coils. I chisseled off some chunks, but I'm. afraid of doing damage to the kiln if repeatdely pounding. should I heat up to 500 degrees and glass cool i...
by Michael Stevens
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: FIRE POLISHING
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: FIRE POLISHING

if scratches were from sanding down. I think he could cold work it more, wet sand up to 600 grit. then low temp fire polish would work. but keep an eye on it. if starts to mishape the stop it.

I've made coasters out of sculptures from over heating #-o
by Michael Stevens
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: FIRE POLISHING
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: FIRE POLISHING

Depends on how deep. but yes firepolish helps. is the piece flat?
by Michael Stevens
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: trying to make a mold
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: trying to make a mold

thanks. I'Ve had to make everything myself. when I was home in USA, so easy to get everything high quality. I'm doing good work but takes forever to learn everything.
by Michael Stevens
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Soft fuse with flow?
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Soft fuse with flow?

I use the cake pan to create the shape, don't need to cook it in that pan if you want organic and varied length. but I prefer even edge, I line the pan with kiln paper
by Michael Stevens
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Soft fuse with flow?
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Soft fuse with flow?

Contour fuse should do it. maybe. somewhere between tack fuse and contour fuse temps. the trick is to layer the glass long to short. I use a SS cake pan to. hold the shape while I'm forming.
by Michael Stevens
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: trying to make a mold
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: trying to make a mold

yeah I wish I could take classes. no one here teaches it, if there are online classes that are effective maybe I could. living in China realy sucks sometimes. but I'm really learning a lot through trial and error
by Michael Stevens
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: trying to make a mold
Replies: 4
Views: 562

trying to make a mold

I have this piece of driftwood id like to try and cast in glass. it has some undercuts, I was going to make a silicon mold, then cast in wax, then make plaster/ silica mold. is there any suggestions or tips to accomplish this. I wasn't sure if I need to make 2 part mold or if softer silicon could ju...
by Michael Stevens
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: drop ring fell off center
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: drop ring fell off center

so I did some tests. I checked level to make sure it's perfect. I centered everything precisely. I made sure glass was even color. my kiln is hotter on the left side. it pulled thinner on that side, small amount. it fell about 1mm off center. I just needed to grind a small amount from top. my drop m...
by Michael Stevens
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: new work
Replies: 15
Views: 1770

Re: new work

elegant.
by Michael Stevens
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: sifted powders
Replies: 0
Views: 223

sifted powders

This celestial piece was fun building textures
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by Michael Stevens
Fri May 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: drop ring fell off center
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: drop ring fell off center

3 things I thought, I kiln not even heating, or schedule should go slower, lower and longer, or needs recalibrate. 2. my kiln isn't perfectly level. it's level but slightly off. 1mm maybe. 3. I didn't place the glass blank perfectly centered. but maybe you are right need to beore precise center in t...
by Michael Stevens
Thu May 21, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: drop ring fell off center
Replies: 5
Views: 562

drop ring fell off center

Unsure why one side pulled off center. one side thick the other paper thin. I checked level of kiln and it's pretty close to level if anything a hair off. the outer ring was 3mm thick and inner ring 9mm. dropping about 6inches. . heating schedule ramp 250 degrees to 1000, hold 30, ramp 250 to 1150 h...
by Michael Stevens
Thu May 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: anyone ever use this for bending stringers
Replies: 0
Views: 370

anyone ever use this for bending stringers

Looks pretty cool if you could bend and write with stringers. create really intricate patterns
by Michael Stevens
Tue May 12, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing intiricate pattern.
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: fusing intiricate pattern.

which will help the colors merge not leaving any clear gaps

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