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by Patty Gray
Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:08 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sink pictures (only a few of them)
Replies: 35
Views: 23623

Bert, while it may not be the $50,000 factory polisher like you have, it produces a uniform polish on the edge of the glass and works fine for small to medium size projects (42" to 45").

Patty
http://www.pattygray.com
by Patty Gray
Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sink pictures (only a few of them)
Replies: 35
Views: 23623

Hi Bert, Want to clear up a few things about this machine. It is still available through CR Laurence, Somaca and few other places. No you do not have to change out each of the diamond wheels. The position of the wheels you can only have two wheels in place at a time. You rotate your piece to the dif...
by Patty Gray
Sun Mar 14, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sink pictures (only a few of them)
Replies: 35
Views: 23623

Hi Charlie, The circle edger/polisher (puts a pencil edge on the glass) was around $3500 years ago and I don't think it included the diamond wheels for that price), I think it's around $5000 now. Plus we have custom grinding wheels for the 3/4" and the original price didn't include them because we b...
by Patty Gray
Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: New Sink just delivered
Replies: 20
Views: 16251

Beautiful Phil, breath taking.

Patty
http://www.pattygray
by Patty Gray
Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sink pictures (only a few of them)
Replies: 35
Views: 23623

Hey Charlie,

Yes, 2 books worth. Very smooth surface and after it was slumped you can look deep into the glass. Nice pencil polished edge too.

Patty
http://www.pattygray.com
by Patty Gray
Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sink pictures (only a few of them)
Replies: 35
Views: 23623

Thanks Ron,

The SS molds were custom spinnings for each student's sink. The molds weigh approximately 10 pounds each, not an easy thing to add to their suitcases flying back home. Thank you for the nice comments.

Patty
http://www.pattygray.com
by Patty Gray
Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sink pictures (only a few of them)
Replies: 35
Views: 23623

Added more pictures today from the two sink class, even the kiln goddes collection with Mr. Bill - ohhhh no

Patty
http://www.pattygray.com
by Patty Gray
Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia
Replies: 19
Views: 11997

Hi Doug,

Yes they put out a very nice catalog and they send information on who purchased your piece, etc. Several of my friends have donated the last couple of years and I know that I was contacted because I am a member of Glass Art Society (GAS).

Patty
http://www.pattygray.com
by Patty Gray
Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Diamond belts for WBS
Replies: 13
Views: 7773

Hi Lisa, The HIS diamond belts are wonderful. I bought two of them several years ago (very pricy but it made my life so much easier). HIS has really great cork belts too. When removing most of the unwanted glass the diamond belt really does the job fast. For those who are only going to use the WBS o...
by Patty Gray
Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sink pictures (only a few of them)
Replies: 35
Views: 23623

Thanks everyone for the nice comments....they are beautiful and all so different. Thought the shots of so many on a table would be nice. Have many pictures also of individual ones too along with action shots. Lots of ideas and designing went into these sinks. Interesting that some came with the idea...
by Patty Gray
Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Perfect white for fusing( Liquid Paper???) YES
Replies: 40
Views: 23819

I was told that white out has some health warnings, that it might do something with the brain or nerves. Anyone know about this? We used white out and had great results on the surface of glass and even on the bottom. Since the warning of hazards with the use I stopped using it. Health/hazard warning...
by Patty Gray
Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Sink pictures (only a few of them)
Replies: 35
Views: 23623

Sink pictures (only a few of them)

Here are the links to some of the sinks from the two sink classes

http://www.pattygray.com/sinks/sinks1.jpg

http://www.pattygray.com/sinks/sinks2.jpg

Great group of people = wonderful time.

Patty
http://www.pattygray.com
by Patty Gray
Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Why can't I melt my pot...er, I mean...
Replies: 30
Views: 17785

Hi Deb,

Thermal shock, 275 degrees and looking in....next time be patient and wait till your piece is room temp. For the Dichro, try capping it in a fuse before putting it into your pot melt. This may help with keeping the coating.

Good luck and have fun.

Patty
http://www.pattygray.com
by Patty Gray
Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: helP asaP
Replies: 8
Views: 5051

Hi Doctac, Well, float is normally 82 to 84COE and BE is 90COE - they don't match at all. Stringers are very thin but not as thin as powders. You are always taking a chance when adding non-compatible glasses together because they don't go together. Float glass doesn't cost as much as BE but your tim...
by Patty Gray
Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: workshop ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 4637

Hi Barbara, That is a big class for your first class. Can you divide the class into two classes so you can get a feel for teaching? If not I would advise having at least one or two TA's to help you. Have a good outline of what you plan on doing (outline/class syllabus) and be realistic on what you c...
by Patty Gray
Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:12 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fire retardant for combing jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 7359

Hi Travar, I purchased my lovely green jackets from Grainger Industrial Supply http://www.grainger.com and they run around $19. I like the fact they are cotton because they do keep you cooler and it breathes. To add more comfort in front of kilns I also wear a face shield. It is amazing how much hea...
by Patty Gray
Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lap grinders
Replies: 14
Views: 7593

Hi Mary, I love my lapwheel. For personal studio use I have a 24" with diamond magnetic disks. For teaching with I have a Glastar 8" also with the diamond magnetic disks. The 8" one is portable which was one of the requirements (I have to carry these upstairs & down at many of the locations I teach)...
by Patty Gray
Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping a cone
Replies: 6
Views: 3967

Hi Mike, I don't have pictures of the cone shaped light fixtures I made years ago but the way I was able to get it shaped was a custom spun SS molds. These were fairly large fixtures and deep. I did slump the pieces into a larger mold first just to get the glass to start forming into a bowl type sha...
by Patty Gray
Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slump shrinkage
Replies: 3
Views: 2633

Hi Doctac, You will need to start with a mold that is at least the size of your circle. If you start with one larger than the mold it will slump over the mold edge - not desired. Start with a larger mold and do two slump firings, the second one being the mold size you want. Brock's slumping schedule...
by Patty Gray
Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Moving Stringers
Replies: 8
Views: 4886

An easy way to have the stringer flat on the bottom is to put them into the kiln on a kilnwashed shelf (by themselves) and just go to a tack fuse firing. It will flatten the bottom then they will not move around.

Good luck.

Patty
http://www.pattygray.com

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