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by Marty
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: jellyfish dropmelt kiln
Replies: 4
Views: 236

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: 480

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: 9
Views: 963

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: 9
Views: 963

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: 546

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
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: waterjet cutting
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: waterjet cutting

Look locally- find someone nearby who will let you watch and supervise (speed/pressure etc.).
by Marty
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: TaoFiber - Fiber Paper
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

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: 1414

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: 816

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: 1779

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: 1414

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 1289

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: 1289

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: 1289

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: 2714

Re: Hairline 'crack'

I wouldn't rely on thinfire for that. Do you need serious weight to dam your work?
by Marty
Wed May 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Hairline 'crack'
Replies: 18
Views: 2714

Re: Hairline 'crack'

Bonnie- "bricks" sounds ominous, large masses of heat sink. Can't you use something smaller, like cut up shelves or other kiln furniture to dam your work?
by Marty
Thu May 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Hairline 'crack'
Replies: 18
Views: 2714

Re: Hairline 'crack'

Bonnie- In my opinion those holds are completely unnecessary, as is any change in ramp up to 1000 (or so). You want to go slow enough to avoid thermal shock but that can occur anywhere along that ramp so going slower to 350 and then speeding up does nothing for you. What do the holds do? I'd like to...

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