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by peter cummings
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: engraver is still at it
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: engraver is still at it

The mere time and effort in engraving means I can't go cheap enough to satisfy the local market, which is more or less non existent. Art glass by the way is very expensive here. Basically I'm doing it for me, although I might edge into the sculpture scene.
by peter cummings
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: engraver is still at it
Replies: 3
Views: 786

engraver is still at it

https://glasspeter.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/dsc_0453.jpg?w=604 I've been looking for a way to have a flashed type of glass. Cheaper, and in my control to slump etc. High Fire enamel onto float, slumped. Engraved. These are going into a sculpture, when I get that done. Soon I hope.small.jpg
by peter cummings
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 4973

Re: enamel suggestions

Airbrush isn't too difficult, gives a much thinner layer. I'm going to try gum arabic as a dilutant, and maybe glycerine which will certainly make it goooey. The plan is working out ok though. I'm going to try a photo in pictures section now. Thanks all. Smokey here but the fires are up in the hills...
by peter cummings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 4973

Re: enamel suggestions

Well I made a small spray booth, by up ending a 3 ft table and closing most of it in. Arm holes and extractor port as well. If I take glass top off I can just up end again to use as a table. Going to look for gum stuff, food or "clear glide wire pulling lubricant" sounds like a fun thing t...
by peter cummings
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 4973

Re: enamel suggestions

Now I might stick with brushes, it's a bit of a worry. Been using opaques, and just got transparents. Maybe I can fix up a booth, temp. cause I'm running out of room. I've started writing all the steps I've been through so far and will put them on my blog soon. Thanks for advice. I wish I had a glas...
by peter cummings
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 4973

Re: enamel suggestions

Thanks everyone. An update in case you think I gave up. I checked out what's available and researched them. I tried the a very low temp enamel which came lose when I engraved it afterwards. Usual fused glass powders worked out expensive and not the way to go. Having loose release powder under made a...
by peter cummings
Sat May 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 4973

Re: enamel suggestions

Thanks Kevin. More experiments, when the switches are replaced. Why do I get too many ideas?
by peter cummings
Fri May 03, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: enamel suggestions
Replies: 17
Views: 4973

enamel suggestions

Enamel suggestions please for a thin, watercolour wash look, probably airbrushed on. Float maybe. I'm in Australia which might limit it. I don't think sifted powders will give me a smooth wash look. Oh and can I fire it enamel down for a smooth clear top? Thanks folks.
by peter cummings
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Buying Bullseye Glass
Replies: 4
Views: 3311

Re: Buying Bullseye Glass

I'm laughing from Australia. No I'm not laughing at all.
by peter cummings
Mon May 15, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: coloured rolled figure glass
Replies: 1
Views: 3047

coloured rolled figure glass

I've had what seems to be called rolled figure glass on a shelf for years. One side smoothish, the other patterned from a roller. Green, yellow and purple pieces. From windows and doors, it's beautiful glass. I'm thinking of slumping, light and easy, but unsure if the colour will hold. Has anyone ex...
by peter cummings
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: metalic stains after blasting
Replies: 6
Views: 5104

Re: metalic stains after blasting

Yah Tony. Sculptnouveau have a distributor in Australia, that has opened a new store in Melbourne. My capital. They tell me some of their products will work on glass. A trip to town coming up.
Peter.
by peter cummings
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: metalic stains after blasting
Replies: 6
Views: 5104

Re: metalic stains after blasting

Thanks Tony. Beautiful colours and finishes. I see they "road freight" and I've sent email questions. I'll also look for metal finishes over here.
by peter cummings
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: metalic stains after blasting
Replies: 6
Views: 5104

Re: metalic stains after blasting

Thanks Brad and Kevin. That is some studio Alex has, and looks interesting works. I can't get right into the pictures though, either website or flickr problem. I'll try the paint as Kevin suggested, maybe like my recent wood stain effort, painters oil paint mixed with gum turps, apply and wipe back....
by peter cummings
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: metalic stains after blasting
Replies: 6
Views: 5104

metalic stains after blasting

Kiln is rewired, experiments starting. I've noticed that after sandblasting, the glass is susceptible to staining, from lots of things, some of it seems permanent even without firing. Thinking of trying copper sulphate, that puts greenish tinge on bronze castings, or rust in a solvent of some type. ...
by peter cummings
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: stencils for sanblasting - photoresist or vinyl cutter
Replies: 27
Views: 20185

Re: stencils for sanblasting - photoresist or vinyl cutter

Problem I have is I can't get the old greasy carbon paper, modern stuff won't "write" on these. I use cd pens or permanent markers or wax pencils, but would like a proper carbon type. Paid a lot for some flimsy yellow. Good luck Jen.
by peter cummings
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: stencils for sanblasting - photoresist or vinyl cutter
Replies: 27
Views: 20185

Re: stencils for sanblasting - photoresist or vinyl cutter

I ordered off line from this place near Frankston, Vic. Aus. Cheap enough, works and cleans off well, delivery was quick, but a bit of a price hit though. They have heaps of stuff and I found good to talk to when I called in a few year ago. http://www.conect.net.au/metamark-signmask-blue.html
by peter cummings
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to polish a tiny spot
Replies: 5
Views: 5453

Re: How to polish a tiny spot

If you have a tiny whitish spot after using a 220 grit burr. I found those rubberised polishing burrs messy, and hard to keep to a small spot. If you have a drill with a collet chuck, I love my foredom, you can use small wood or bamboo pieces in it with loose grit. 400 or finer then pumice or cerium...
by peter cummings
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Autumn of our Reign.
Replies: 17
Views: 13701

Re: Autumn of our Reign.

Love this. "that technique was not as important as being engaged" I like the shading , detail and the subject very much. I look like moving away from gas and coal country (seems to do something bad for the people too) to where thay have wind turbines and a tidal turbo generator. I saw a sc...
by peter cummings
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Potter Wheel as Flat Lap
Replies: 5
Views: 4929

Re: Potter Wheel as Flat Lap

I bought an old potters wheel, electric, and got a steel plate to fit. Magnetic diamond discs from His, 30 cm I think. Fantastic. Sure the discs could go faster, but I feel I have more control at a slower speed. Only part I miss of an old iron disc and grit is the magic singing sound.
by peter cummings
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: matte finish
Replies: 8
Views: 10692

Re: matte finish

I'll agree to all the above. Love a satin finish. Having used the etch cream and the sugar acid dip, I never want to go there again. I found with the cream, when I took the first wipe OK, but taking a second wipe the line where the two met or overlapped, stood out clearly. Happened in the dip also, ...

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