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by Marty
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: glass sifters
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: glass sifters

To sort or to distribute? I'd start with a grading sieve. More distance from the work will give evenosity ™ (Brian B).
by Marty
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: cremains pieces
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: cremains pieces

i know you're looking for business advice (check out Milon Townsend's books for that) and not an emotional reaction but all I can think of is "ick". A lot of glass blowers have been dealing with that (dead people's ashes, not "ick")- it can be lucrative. Is Wendy Rosen's Art Busi...
by Marty
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln elements
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: kiln elements

Aaron- Do your own homework- get Henry Halem's book, Ed Schmidt's too. Go visit glass shops and offer to compensate anyone who will spend time with you.
by Marty
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: jellyfish dropmelt kiln
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: jellyfish dropmelt kiln

Wires wrapped around an armature.
Sydney Cash did this long ago.
by Marty
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: colourless glue
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: colourless glue

Check on the cure time- last I used it I left it for a week undisturbed.
by Marty
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wetbelt sander belts breaking
Replies: 10
Views: 2257

Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

Marty wrote:I've never had one split either. Mine fray.
I have to change some out and the new ones are several years old. Stay tuned.


Full sized belts, from HIS.
by Marty
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wetbelt sander belts breaking
Replies: 10
Views: 2257

Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

I've never had one split either. Mine fray.
I have to change some out and the new ones are several years old. Stay tuned.
by Marty
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: coldworking disc grinder
Replies: 1
Views: 1222

Re: coldworking disc grinder

Talk to the stone workers near you. Glass is close enough to granite in hardness. You want the tools that everyone else is using (for supplies and repairs).
by Marty
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Re: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper

I find that the thinfire, once the binder burns out, is too powdery to keep the glass from flowing through it down to the vermiculite and sticking.
by Marty
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Re: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper

Thanks for the review.
by Marty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: steel backing for glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Re: steel backing for glass

Peter- it depends greatly on the weight of the glass and methods of attachment.
by Marty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Glass/Cash Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

Re: Glass/Cash Survey

Amazingly inconsistent income- fat years, lean years.
by Marty
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

Re: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper

Sharol- I've been using the fiberfrax 970 equivalent in 1/32" for years. It's expensive- about $2/sq.ft. in 2'x160' rolls. I'm curious about the cost of "your" stuff. The 970 has a very faint weave on the front, a little rougher on the back but is the smoothest paper (once you get pas...
by Marty
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 2465

Re: Digitry GB-1 controller for sale

Glad this post came up . . don't think I would care for this system. I like thinking in terms of the safe speed limit on a particular stretch of heating and the destination - speed kills. I don't need to know how long it will take to get there unless I will be needed for firing intervention suck as...
by Marty
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 2465

Re: Digitry GB-1 controller for sale

It's the same programming as those "other" devices but seen from the time side. You enter elapsed time from start and then your target temp for that segment. One of my typical schedules reads 4:00 (hours:minutes), 1100 (temp F) 4:30, 1100 (30 minute hold) 5:00, 1470 5:15, 1475 (15 minute h...
by Marty
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Digitry GB-1 controller discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 2465

Re: Digitry GB-1 controller for sale

I’m curious, how do you program AFAP on these controllers? My understanding is that you don't. You program how long it takes to get from one temperature to another. So there's no as fast as possible. AFAP on the Digitry is 1 minute. You're working with elapsed time from the start of the schedule.
by Marty
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Iso-mag board
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Re: Iso-mag board

Another closely monitored private board, but Pete is more irascible than Brad. It's mostly blowing but there are a few active fusers. No anonymity there.
by Marty
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Iso-mag board
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Re: Iso-mag board

Brad- One of my Canadian students uses it instead of VB- it's magnesium salt based, seems to be stronger than VB with less warpage. I asked on Pete's board, we'll see what comes up. I'll also call Jim Wiles (?) and see what he knows.
by Marty
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Iso-mag board
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Iso-mag board

Anyone have experience with this stuff from Pyrotec (shelves, dams, molds, whatever)?
by Marty
Thu May 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Hairline 'crack'
Replies: 18
Views: 3786

Re: Hairline 'crack'

I wouldn't rely on thinfire for that. Do you need serious weight to dam your work?

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