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by elin
Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Art Glass Show - Portland Oregon
Replies: 11
Views: 7643

Thanks Carol!
-e
by elin
Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Art Glass Show - Portland Oregon
Replies: 11
Views: 7643

I haven't heard about this show, and I'm in Portland... When is it?
-elin
by elin
Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: new sandblasting Question.
Replies: 15
Views: 8214

are you sure you don't have some untapped powers? he he... hmmm... maybe I should look into that... I could probably find a way to use it to my advantage! I wish I had a picture of this phenomena, but it was a couple of years ago. It's so bizarre to me that no one else has ever heard of or seen it....
by elin
Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: new sandblasting Question.
Replies: 15
Views: 8214

So, Tony, I have definately felt the electricity before, but have you ever seen the lightning bolt effect that I was describing? It actually goes through the glass, like a crack of sorts... There is a small flash of light when it happens, but then there is a "crack" that remains in the glass. It was...
by elin
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New Evenheat GTS2541 Warping Lid
Replies: 22
Views: 15916

braided refractory gasket around the lip.


Try the gasket. You can also use strips of 1" fiber blanket 2-3" wide as a gasket. It's soft, so it has some give, and will make up for the gap.

-elin
by elin
Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: new sandblasting Question.
Replies: 15
Views: 8214

I find the "flashlight effect" very useful! It helps me see where I am blasting. I think that's what I like best about silica carbide. However, I have experienced something else that led us to ground our nozzle and glass rack. We had a few pieces of glass ruined by a "lightning bolt" shock. It looke...
by elin
Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln brick repair ?? after overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 6318

Are the bricks loose or cemented together? This is just a thought, but if they are loose, you might be able to pry them out and flip them over. They insulate well enough that even if you can't get all of the glass out, the exterior side of the brick shouldn't get so hot that it would continue erodin...
by elin
Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Anybody ever fused plastics, acrylics, lexan, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 4356

Yup- done both, Tony's right, although I don't remember the slumping temp either. The only thing I have to add is that blasting acryllic will build up mucho static charge... so watch out or you'll get zapped! (I was using aluminum oxide... maybe it would happen less with silica carbide?...)
-elin
by elin
Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:04 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Need Recomendation on Adhesive
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

I've used Loctite UV adhesives. I've also used a good resource website--www.gluguru.com. There are several options there too.
-elin
by elin
Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: tempering textured float
Replies: 13
Views: 7241

Lynne, What I found, regarding the edge was that soft undulations weren't really a problem. But, if the edge had a "v" shaped indentation that actually came to a point, or if the edge got very thin, it had a slimmer chance of sucess. So, as far as the chipped edge, it would kind of depend on the nat...
by elin
Sun Feb 29, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sandblasting
Replies: 25
Views: 16894

Moisture is a whole other issue. Here in the tropics I have auto valves before an air dryer and at the tank. Cost $900.00. Dry air is good to breath and good to blast with. Wet air clumps like spit balls. We have the same issues here in Oregon. I have found that leaving the pot empty between blasti...
by elin
Fri Feb 27, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sandblasting
Replies: 25
Views: 16894

First, I've recycled 120 grit Silica Carbide in a pressure pot before with no problems. I've done the same with 120 Alumina Oxide. No problems at all, as long as you run it through some screens to sift out the junk. The Carbide retains its cutting power even after it's been used better than the Alum...
by elin
Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: tempering textured float
Replies: 13
Views: 7241

I have had a lot of success tempering cast/textured/sandcarved float glass. I've also had a few failures, and some of the tempering facilities I've used have stopped providing the service due to the risk involved, and the inconvenience of having to clean up a shattered piece. All of the broken glass...
by elin
Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: clam shell kilns
Replies: 6
Views: 5787

Hi, I just saw this thread, and thought I would add a bit of info.... We make small clamshell table-top kilns for fusing, as well as beader kilns... and since no one else has come up with any suggestions, I thought I would jump in. They are fiber kilns, clam style, with top elements (quartz encased)...
by elin
Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: annealing on regular shelf in fiber kiln
Replies: 4
Views: 2716

Ahhh, I understand pattern bars now... OK. Mullite shelves are available at ceramic supply stores-- it's better than just any kind of ceramic material, because it is a refactory material but I am not really sure of the details... You may very well be able to make shelves yourself out of some kind of...
by elin
Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: annealing on regular shelf in fiber kiln
Replies: 4
Views: 2716

Hi Ruth, I might be able to help answer some of your questions. Regular kiln shelves tend to be made of mullite. Using this type of shelf might help hold more heat-- and a thicker one-- like 5/8"+ would probably hold even more heat. I am a little unclear about your annealing/cracking issues-- can't ...
by elin
Sat Nov 15, 2003 10:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What kind of new controller?
Replies: 2
Views: 2488

Hi there, When Paragon people ran you through tests, they probably had you check to see what kind of thermocouple your controller is configured for, and a couple of other settings, right? I don't suppose your thermocouple tip is right by some elements? ... no, didn't think so..., that wouldn't expla...
by elin
Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Kiln Building Materials and Design
Replies: 42
Views: 30622

Elin, are the venting chimneys manually opperated, or are they tied into the programmer? One of the kilns I looked at was indeed a FuseStar. The chimneys are manual. There are also viewing ports on all four sides which can also be un-plugged for crash cooling, if necessary. I like the mini kiln ide...
by elin
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Kiln Building Materials and Design
Replies: 42
Views: 30622

Well Bert, The truth is, I build the things, but I do not design them. I am still learning as I go, but for now, I basically do as I am told... I wish I had more information for you. I'm not sure if having the elements inside the tube would be problematic. I don't know anything about straight elemen...
by elin
Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:10 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Kiln Building Materials and Design
Replies: 42
Views: 30622

I work at EK Miller Co. in Portland. We build FuseStar kilns, which have the cooling system Bert described-- and there are quite a few of our kilns in use in the area, and also in the bay area. I think it works great-- cool air is never actually being introduced into the kiln, but heat is being remo...

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