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by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: CHANGE OF COLOR
Replies: 3
Views: 7037

Re: CHANGE OF COLOR

Brian, Thanks for the advise. I am ashamed and embarassed to admit I do not know what is tungsten carbide [sounds like strange medicine to me :? ] sorry for appearing so stupid. They say in our tradition that the shy person will not learn............ Havi Hard metal Close 2 diomond in hardness use ...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: CHANGE OF COLOR
Replies: 3
Views: 7037

Re: CHANGE OF COLOR

Thanks Gundi, Unfortunately, I can not see any difference between BE 1101 and or BE 1824, and/or 1831 - even if you look at them from the side. Others I can see . thanx anyway Havi Havi Try a long sample assembly Make a pieces of known glass say 30 mm x 100 mm longer is better mark with letter tung...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "Collectors' Discount"
Replies: 30
Views: 24639

Re: "Collectors' Discount"

I just started coming up against this recently: at retail shows buyers are asking for The Discount, not just "can you do any better?" but "can I have a collectors' discount ? First they tell me about their Chihuly, their Moje, their John Kuhn, and then we discuss the work in front of them, and then...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: any experienced deviter lobbying with a spare minut read me
Replies: 5
Views: 5669

Re: any experienced deviter lobbying with a spare minut read

I've been asked to make some 4' and 2 inch square tiles for a washroom from tempered chunks devitrified. I have come to the conclusion that the amount of devit I get may depend where the float came from. -Does a "cloudier" tinside mean your going to have more/less devit ? -Can anyone tell me a top ...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: breakthrough rigidizer news
Replies: 38
Views: 21715

Interesting that this rigidizer comes in powdered form. Most solutions with particles that are small use a polymer mycel (sp?) to help keep those little bits in solution and "unclumped". Maybe not a big deal for rigidizing shelves and fiber board...after all, we're all used to constantly stirring o...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lessons Learned . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 14766

Re: Lessons Learned . . .

the hard way! Lesson #1: When two of the relays in your kiln fail, replace them all. Why: I recently replaced two of the four relays in my Paragon GL24AD kiln. A couple of firings later, yup, another one failed. Two more are now on order. Lesson #2: When you're having relay problems, DON'T USE THE ...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do you see new work
Replies: 22
Views: 13042

Re: How do you see new work

Ok, I've been hanging out here this afternoon. I was reading the thread that Jackie started and then took a long look at the photographer's web site that Lani posted. The images on the photographer's site got me thinking, how did they envision these images. Then I thought about how I envision my wo...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Warm Glass Dictionary
Replies: 43
Views: 26700

Re: Warm Glass Dictionary

Thanks to Lauri Levanto, we have a preliminary draft of an online dictionary of kiln-forming terms. Please check it out and let us know what you think. This is a draft, not a final version, so comments are encouraged. If you have suggestions for improvement, terms to add, or corrections, please not...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Warm Glass Dictionary
Replies: 43
Views: 26700

Re: Warm Glass Dictionary

Thanks to Lauri Levanto, we have a preliminary draft of an online dictionary of kiln-forming terms. Please check it out and let us know what you think. This is a draft, not a final version, so comments are encouraged. If you have suggestions for improvement, terms to add, or corrections, please not...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: breakthrough rigidizer news
Replies: 38
Views: 21715

Re: breakthrough rigidizer news

Stuart Clayman wrote:
Brian and Jenny Blanthorn wrote:.Bat Wash
Brian


Brian,
I know I can be a little Batty at times, and I do like to get washed but I don't think that is what you were referring to as Bat Wash.. can you explain?


Explain which bit ???

Brian
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Reconciling Temp Differences Between Kilns
Replies: 19
Views: 10903

Re: Reconciling Temp Differences Between Kilns

Hi. After 9 years with a Paragon GL22AD, I just added a Skutt Clamshell to my armamentarium. Both great kilns, but I'm finding that the Skutt fires at different temps than my Paragon. It seems that I achieve the same effects in the Skutt at temps about 40 degrees lower than the Paragon. eg an "almo...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pigment of my imagination?
Replies: 34
Views: 18512

that's what he implied, but didn't state. i would suppose that the chemicals used would migrate or otherwise change in some manner at fusing temps though, so they still might go away. i suspect a very low slump temp of uro in a single layer might work. you might still get devit though, and low temp...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: breakthrough rigidizer news
Replies: 38
Views: 21715

Re: breakthrough rigidizer news

.[/url][/quote] Yo Bert Sounds good But I thought a colliod was some stuff u only got as as solution As far as I know u cant get collidal silica as a powder There was some about using colloidal alumina as part of a glass furnace construction over craftweb Does colloidal alumina separate out after mi...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: breakthrough rigidizer news
Replies: 38
Views: 21715

Re: breakthrough rigidizer news

I just spoke to Wes Jones at Wesbond corp. They are a maker of rigidizers that major companies buy from. They make both colloidal silica and alumina. He told me that colloidal alumina seems like a much better material to be rigidizing boards with, for several reasons. The silica turns to crystaboli...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pigment of my imagination?
Replies: 34
Views: 18512

Re: Pigment of my imagination?

i'm always curious why there isn't a good magenta or fuschia in the color lines of any of the fusible, and why the most intriguing ring mottles don't handle fusing well - no i've not tried them but i've been told they don't like going to full fuse but i would love to fuse a layer of ring mottles to...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pigment of my imagination?
Replies: 34
Views: 18512

Re: Pigment of my imagination?

I've been watching colors develop in Bullseye glass and I'm trying to understand the reason. I'm familiar with the process of "striking" for red and orange opal glass and see the results often. Is it the same process when other colors seem to develop after firing a time or two? Example, single roll...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pigment of my imagination?
Replies: 34
Views: 18512

Bert Weiss wrote:It is my vague understanding that opalescence is somewhat related to devitrification. Refiring can intensify the effect. The existing crystals simply grow more.


If it is devitrified they will B 1000's of cristals

Micro cristaline

Reaheat 2 far n ittle cristalise more

Brian
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Rollin' & Tumblin'
Replies: 18
Views: 10729

Re: Rockin & Tumblin

Here are a couple links you might find useful. http://www.gemworld.com/Tumbling.asp http://www.memphisgeology.org/tips_tumbling.html While the material may be different- the procedure remains the same. Steve Gem world is a good link But glass is a lot more difficult due 2 fractures In adition 2 the...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Rollin' & Tumblin'
Replies: 18
Views: 10729

Brian, Why "only a drop". What difference would it make if there were 2 drops, 5 drops, 10 drops ?? Is the bleach going to do something to the glass ?? Maybe a neat new effect ?? I know that bleach attackes the porcelain in tubs and loo's. Will it leave neat pitts in glass too ?? Bill I am not over...
by Brian and Jenny Blanthorn
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Rollin' & Tumblin'
Replies: 18
Views: 10729

Brian wrote: Use liquidised news paper / paper kittly litter Pasty sludge sounds Ok Watch out 4 gassing a tiny drop of bleach may help You are recycling ? Does it gas out if I apply unused kitty litter -lauri :shock: I'm confused. The bleach is added to the pasty sludge in the kitty litter? Do we d...

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