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by hoknok
Sat Apr 03, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Warm Glass Dictionary
Replies: 43
Views: 27719

Hey, where is the definition for Spab? :wink:
by hoknok
Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do you see new work
Replies: 22
Views: 13589

Being ADHD helps... and hinders!. The problem is that I have tooooo many great ideas. I decided that I will only work on three projects at a time... then I end up cheating. You see, I do three projects in photography, three in glass, three in design, three in clay, and, and ,and.... Being ADHD is li...
by hoknok
Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to Mass Sandblast 50 Glass Vases?
Replies: 10
Views: 5819

Well Nickie, you can keep those hub cap jobs. :wink:

Your advice is solid and I will do one at a time. I would like to learn more about the techniques, any good books?

PS. I love your samples on your site.

Mike
by hoknok
Sat Mar 13, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to Mass Sandblast 50 Glass Vases?
Replies: 10
Views: 5819

the logo part is going to be shiney. The bottles are huge. I did a test run and it took about 15 minutes to do one. I know I can get it done in under 10 minutes once I set up the system. The masking is easy since I just apply the vinyl logo directly on the glass and rub. The vinyl holds good for the...
by hoknok
Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to Mass Sandblast 50 Glass Vases?
Replies: 10
Views: 5819

How to Mass Sandblast 50 Glass Vases?

I have a job that started with the client wanting 4 logo's etched into the side of wine bottles using sandblasting methods. It grew to six later on that day. The next day it grew to 38 bottles and now it has stopped at 50 bottles. Well, I am glad for the job but wanted some advice on doing so many. ...
by hoknok
Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumped clear bottles with pictures on the back - how
Replies: 6
Views: 3853

I will grind mine off with a steel brush attached to a drill. Use a mask and eye protection. You can also use steel cleaning pads but it will take much longer. In your next fire, you can also try 110-J Fiber Paper that you can purchase on this site in the Online Catalog section. I also have found th...
by hoknok
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Angle Polisher - Process Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7942

To Fire polish float I take it to 400 and fire polish. BE seems to work OK stopping at 220. Bert, this seems to be a low temp? Did you mean 1400? I have never fire polished that low so I am currious if this works. Great if it does! MIke ps, like the easy bake oven photo. Do you use it as a tanning ...
by hoknok
Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Perfect white for fusing( Liquid Paper???) YES
Replies: 40
Views: 24019

typing? mistakes? do you put it on the computer screen? is it in the same aisle as buggy whips? charlie, you must be blonde??? LOL :shock: Soory, I could not resist. As for toxic, well, hell, everything these days is toxic. Even good ole' sand. One of the largest stuff arround, makes me wonder how ...
by hoknok
Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Anybody ever fused plastics, acrylics, lexan, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 3979

Tony, By the way, I want to thank you for your informative site on Sandblasting. It has been my main guide. Let me ask the experts more questions please: 1. What is the advantages of using Glass beads as to others? 2. What is a good inexpensive mask to use. 3. What is the best abrasive foe deep etch...
by hoknok
Wed Mar 03, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Anybody ever fused plastics, acrylics, lexan, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 3979

Anybody ever fused plastics, acrylics, lexan, etc.

I have a project that glass is not allowed due to tradeshow rules. So I am thinking about using plastics?

Has anybody fused or sandblasted plastics before with good results?

mike
by hoknok
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: bisque
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Look at the tutorials. There is a section on molds that will answere all your questions. I have printed out most of these tutorials into a book. I refer to them a lot.

Good Luck
by hoknok
Thu Feb 26, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sandblasting
Replies: 25
Views: 15454

So what isss the proper mixure of pressure to sandblast glass?
by hoknok
Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: sandblasting
Replies: 25
Views: 15454

Need a reality check on this one. 35 cfm is a MONSTER compressor, probably cost you about $10,000. For real! I read that and thought, Damn, I have never seen one that big before. Maybe he ment that the pressure pot needs to output 35 CFM? Even then, that seems high. After all, isn't that the reason...
by hoknok
Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Raku Clay
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

You can use it outside provided you glaze it first. The glaze needs to be heavy and you could just use a gloss coating to retain the clay color. Otherwise, like Ron said, it will soak up the water. Be sure to glaze inside the container as well if there is a chance water will get in. Raku clay is for...
by hoknok
Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: newbie float question
Replies: 13
Views: 8274

Archie,

I think Armstrong glass has introduced new colors for float glass. Maybe you could combine these colors since they have the same coe. They are made to work with float. I have not tried them but it looks promising.
by hoknok
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: newbie float question
Replies: 13
Views: 8274

Hey Archie, check the archives. There is plenty to find about the subject . I would also look in the Tutorial section for standard slumping schedules. Yours will vary depending upon your kilns environment.

Good luck!

Mike
by hoknok
Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:31 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How many bottles can be fired at once
Replies: 23
Views: 10843

Hay Sandi, I am getting up my website sometime this month. As for the tables, I got the idea from a lady who arranges all the bottles in a circle. All the tops are close together and the wide part is the edges. Just take some bottles and play with some designs. The tables take a lot of bottles. I wo...
by hoknok
Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Big seamless shelf, help!
Replies: 9
Views: 5366

I have a hugh coffin kiln as well with three shelves. I like the versatility of this and will cover with 110-J to cover the seems. I thought about making one large shelf out of clay but the weight of such shelving will be heavy. I already use a motorized winch to lift and place my cement molds in th...
by hoknok
Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How many bottles can be fired at once
Replies: 23
Views: 10843

hoknok - What size of a kiln do you have if you fire that many bottles at once compared to Charlie's three to four. Do you use multiple shelves for each firing or just one? Sandi, I have a 22 cubic Ft. Cone Art kiln from Cananda. I can fire three or four shelves. Each level can hold about 9-12 depe...
by hoknok
Tue Feb 10, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How many bottles can be fired at once
Replies: 23
Views: 10843

I found that sprinkling a fine layer of sand underneath the bottles keeps them from rolling and also from sticking to the bottom. The sand seperates with ease afterwards by brushing it off with the hand. It does leave small sand marks underneath but it does not matter since its the bottm no one sees...

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