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by skin_mechanic
Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devitrification experiment... success!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7671

I'm wondering exactly the same thing: If the aluminum in the deodorant(Degree) was the catalyst for the crystallization. When I get home from work tomorrow I'm gonna drape a vase, smearing the glass with the deodorant(no sweat or dirt). I'll post a pic of the finished results.
by skin_mechanic
Sun Apr 18, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devitrification experiment... success!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7671

The tin side was down on this one, or would that be in :D I've looked at it more closely since I took that pic. There are several places where the crystals had radiated out from the center of a dirt grain, like a snowflake, and a stray finger print here and there. At this point I'm wondering if it w...
by skin_mechanic
Sat Apr 17, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devitrification experiment... success!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7671

Dirtied it up is my PC lingo for smearing the glass down with armpit sweat, then throwing some trash on it that I had swept off the garage floor... Sounds disgusting for sure... but you asked :lol: :lol: :lol:
by skin_mechanic
Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devitrification experiment... success!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7671

Devitrification experiment... success!!

...Tyler Frisby's devit post got me to thinkin' about experimenting further. To this end I dirtied up a 19" glass disk and positioned it over a 2 tiered drape mold. I soaked the piece at 1325 for 15 minutes, then ramped it up to 1350 for 5 minutes. Afterward, I let it cool slowly to the annealing po...
by skin_mechanic
Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Really, really dumb questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 5831

Hmmmmmmmm, I didn't consider the solvents in that equation :? Being clumsy and stupid, a kemper pen in my hands could be disasterous :shock: I'm wondering if a medium point fountain pen w/steel barrel and internals would do the trick. I think I'll send an e-mail to Levenger about that, they'll proba...
by skin_mechanic
Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Really, really dumb questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 5831

Really, really dumb questions...

...I just got my bottles of liquid platinum, and liquid gold. Can these be used in a rapidograph? If so, what nib sizes would work best?
by skin_mechanic
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: I like to score...
Replies: 12
Views: 5849

Ok, now you've got me scared :shock: :shock: :shock: I think I'll go line 'em up neatly across one of my work stations. I'm using one area to cut the glass, and the 2nd area to paint, while the 3rd area is piled high with crap :lol: :lol: :lol: If I put the glass storage bins in the 3rd area, I'll h...
by skin_mechanic
Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: I like to score...
Replies: 12
Views: 5849

They're the standard 10" square sheets. Note the uniform size :lol: :lol: :lol: I'm still experimenting with float glass, cause I don't feel confident enough to work with the good stuff yet. Oh well, it's ONLY glass :D Maybe I need to take the plunge and fuse some coasters. Of course, that's why I b...
by skin_mechanic
Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: I like to score...
Replies: 12
Views: 5849

The units have some flex alone, but when they're stacked they lock into each other and are quite stable. That being said, I won't stack them more than 3 high, I don't wanna do confetti bowls just yet :lol: :lol: :lol: I'd like to place them side by side on a long shelf, but there's no shelving in th...
by skin_mechanic
Wed Apr 14, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: I like to score...
Replies: 12
Views: 5849

I like to score...

...Working retail sucks for the most part, but I do luck out occasionally... http://members.roadfly.org/haut_mechaniker/fixtures.JPG ...These old toothbrush fixtures were gonna be tossed in the compactor. I immediately saw the potential, and asked for them. They're stackable, light weight, and can h...
by skin_mechanic
Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: When it rains, it pours...
Replies: 10
Views: 5217

I pulled the projects outta the kiln when I got home from work. Everything fused as expected, no problems with the float glass or frit powder, except the glass disks, and the puddles of glass lifted off the kiln floor without effort. I did get some interesting vit patterns on a piece of scrap glass ...
by skin_mechanic
Sun Apr 11, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: When it rains, it pours...
Replies: 10
Views: 5217

I only sprinkled the mica powder in a coupla small areas near the center, as an accent. The majority of the top disk was resting on the Uroboros frit powder, several different colors in parallel bands. I don't see why the top disk would have such a drastic change in viscosity, while the bottom disk ...
by skin_mechanic
Sun Apr 11, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: When it rains, it pours...
Replies: 10
Views: 5217

When it rains, it pours...

...I decided to do a full fuse today with several pieces that I worked on yesterday, including the Dali portrait prototype. I have 4 shelves stacked in the kiln. On the top shelf were 2-19" float glass disks with frit powder and some antique gold mica sandwiched betwixed the two. Anywho, I soaked th...
by skin_mechanic
Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: any experienced deviter lobbying with a spare minut read me
Replies: 5
Views: 5222

I found this message in the archive. Kinda hard to read, almost like a foreign language :? I'm intrested in doing patterned devit in combination with textural applications on the underside(float glass). I like the vit's iridescent sheen under strong directional lighting, and the velvety feel, espec...
by skin_mechanic
Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Uroboros Fusion FX frit powder(90COE)...
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

Uroboros Fusion FX frit powder(90COE)...

...I recently purchased the entire color palate. I'm kinda surprised at the inconsistancy of the texture among the various colors. Some colors are super fine(Grenadine Red), others are so coarse that they won't stay suspended in the mineral oil(Spearmint Green). Reading thru their catalog, the size ...
by skin_mechanic
Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kewel graphic freeware has loads of potental for warm glass
Replies: 5
Views: 3062

Thanks for the heads up on the book recommendation, I'll look that one up on Amazon. I have some high res tiff images from the Book of Kells on a spare hard drive. I also wanna try something biomechanical(a la H.R. Giger), maybe even a tribute piece to Salvador Dali. I also like Peter Max... Whoa, I...
by skin_mechanic
Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kewel graphic freeware has loads of potental for warm glass
Replies: 5
Views: 3062

Kewel graphic freeware has loads of potental for warm glass

Several years ago I had sketched Celtic knots for T-shirt art. Being very rusty at this I decided to browse the web for Celtic knot sites, specifically looking for sites that explained the mathematics behind Celtic knot theory. Most of the websites I found didn't quite fit the bill, but I did come a...
by skin_mechanic
Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Here's another stupid Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3572

How bout a coupla electric leaf blowers cooling the glass from both sides... Hmmmmmm, there's gotta be a way to DIY sumthin' :wink: I may try experimenting on some small pieces.
by skin_mechanic
Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Here's another stupid Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3572

Ok, now your bein' a (information)tease :lol: I need the specifics: How high do I need to fire the piece? How much does it need to be cooled? Is it cooled down to room temp, or only to below the strain point? And what's the difference between heat strengthening and fully tempered?
by skin_mechanic
Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Here's another stupid Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3572

Here's another stupid Question...

...Here it goes: What is the process for tempering glass? I tried a google search on it, but found next to nada :(

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