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by linn keller
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Beginner questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Re: Beginner questions

hi! what about the project pictured do you want to do? tack fuse it all...full fuse flatness...fuse it just enough for the sharp points to "go away".... or ? 1) if tack fuse, take it to process temp, hold for whatever is tack fusing in your kiln, then anneal, anneal, anneal: 4 layers, stra...
by linn keller
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Relief casting mold
Replies: 14
Views: 7241

Re: Relief casting mold

barbara cashman is selling Silkemat - a new(?) refractory fiber - on her site that she says doesn't shed, break down like conventional fiber, smooth cuts. cut with non-carcinogenic, don't have to wear mask, etc. looks clean and neat. can be rigidified (she has rigidizer for it, too). she has a coupl...
by linn keller
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: glass I'm working on
Replies: 20
Views: 10735

Re: glass I'm working on

don,
gorgeous!
is it for you or some lucky other?
thanks for posting pics; always a treat to see what you're working on.
linn
by linn keller
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Reduce/remove micro bubbles in full fused pieces
Replies: 4
Views: 4158

Re: Reduce/remove micro bubbles in full fused pieces

it sounds like the bubbles you're seeing are in the glass, not coming from fusing the 2 layers together: you're seeing bubbles that were already there, that have moved toward the surface in that layer. bubbles move up (and expand) when the glass is soft and warm enough. if they aren't popping to the...
by linn keller
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: What Happened, and Can I Fix It?
Replies: 8
Views: 6461

Re: What Happened, and Can I Fix It?

hi! looking at the top pic you posted, it appears the crack runs along a color line. this often reflects incompatibility. high temps can result in coe changes in some colors, esp. reds, yellows, maybe oranges... your piece may be suffering from areas of incompatability because you subjected the glas...
by linn keller
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Stand for Sconce
Replies: 8
Views: 4418

Re: Stand for Sconce

hi josie, try looking at ikea, especially if there i a store near you. you can check the actual base(s) for some of the table lamps to see size, stability, etc. i suggest them because they had (have?) a wall sconce that actually fits the bullseye sconce mold so you use the base and just substitute y...
by linn keller
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping 2 mil glass
Replies: 12
Views: 8132

Re: Slumping 2 mil glass

jen,
please keep the ones you've got and be willing to accept some of ours - i think we're going to have more than enough to share.
thanks, though,
linn
by linn keller
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Telescope mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 7531

Re: Telescope mirrors

casting glass for telescope mirrors have been discussed on this forum several times. don't know if using boro was discussed but suggest you do search (upper right of page) for "telescope". might help save you some time and effort.
linn
by linn keller
Mon May 02, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: I'm looking for info
Replies: 4
Views: 3647

Re: I'm looking for info

joe, i've used wd40 to remove labels from lots of things, although not necessarily for fusing bottles. i soak in water first to soften and remove the "easy part" and then squirt the wd40 on the adhesive and whatever doesn't want to come off easily. after a short time the adhesive, etc., ca...
by linn keller
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bubble resulting a huge hole
Replies: 4
Views: 3057

Re: Bubble resulting a huge hole

bj
well said.
linn
by linn keller
Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: bubbles in 1/8" sheet fusing
Replies: 6
Views: 6037

Re: bubbles in 1/8" sheet fusing

jerry, it sounds like you're playing "wack-a-mole" with the bubble(s), not dealing with technique. i think you're dealing with a volume (or lack thereof) issue. i'd suggest reading bullseye glass tech notes #5: volume and bubble control. i know you said you're not using bullseye, but what ...
by linn keller
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Spicules and refiring a piece thicker than 6mm
Replies: 4
Views: 3098

Re: Spicules and refiring a piece thicker than 6mm

bob, if i understand your question correctly, you're talking about prevention after you've done the cold working....in my experience, fire polish temp won't be high enough or long enough to cause the glass to move. i'm sure there's a kiln somewhere that belies that statement, but if i were worried i...
by linn keller
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Using Cricut to cut dicro slide
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

Re: Using Cricut to cut dicro slide

yes, i have used a silhouette cameo. like anything there's a learning curve but it's easy to pick up. the things that take a little time are the adjustments for the depth of the cut and the speed of the cut. the slide comes out with a nice smooth/crisp edge. i prefer not to use a tremendously sticky...
by linn keller
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Board Help
Topic: resource list?
Replies: 1
Views: 3605

resource list?

brad,
is there still a resource list somewhere here on warmglass that lists sources for replacement elements, etc? saw a reference to it (from you) is response to older post, but can't find the resource list (or your post). did it go away with the hack? or am i imagining things? thanks,
linn
by linn keller
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Delphi Mold Disaster- Suggestions please :)
Replies: 7
Views: 6228

Re: Delphi Mold Disaster- Suggestions please :)

Hi, Is it possible that you didn't put enough frit in the rim section? It looks like your glass is covering alot ( or all) of the entire rim base and depending on the size of the sheet glass, it could be that it stretched too much down and that made it too thin right by the corners. But that's just ...
by linn keller
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: bubbles
Replies: 10
Views: 7894

Re: bubbles

bullseye glass manufacturing does not automatically = bubbles. so, the question becomes what is... if you post schedule, layup, pics (before and after are good), you'll likely receive answers that will be helpful. without something more than "bubbles" accurate diagnosis is really not feasi...
by linn keller
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Need slumping advice
Replies: 6
Views: 4406

Re: Need slumping advice

heather, with what you have in hand, you could potentially make a drop out ring of the fiberboard. the finished (nicely smoothed) part would need to be the ring thru which the center of the glass will drop. you could plan, say a 3" rim to the bowl, so you'd need to cut a 12" hole (total di...
by linn keller
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Best deals on Paragon kilns?
Replies: 7
Views: 5046

Re: Best deals on Paragon kilns?

Talk with A&a products. Good pricing.
Linn
by linn keller
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Kiln Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 11787

Re: Kiln Recommendation

Hi Matt, Read your request and would like to make a few suggestions. Let me emphasize these are only my opinions. First, I don't think of a "big" fusing kiln as a good annealing kiln for lamp working ( bead making), because it would require a tremendous amount of space to be heated for som...
by linn keller
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: lap grinder repair
Replies: 4
Views: 3348

Re: lap grinder repair

Cheryl,
If I were you I'd call the folks at HIS glassworks. In my experience, they're willing to answer questions and help, and I don't think I've heard a bad word about them. And when one is clueless ( me ), they "brought enlightenment".
Linn

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