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by Brad Walker
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: getting rid of a studio
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: getting rid of a studio

Since you live in Oregon, try the Oregon Glass Guild: https://www.oregonglassguild.org/
by Brad Walker
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: PID temperature controllers
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: PID temperature controllers

I'm no good to you, last time I tried to use one of those "Plug & Play" controllers I never could get it to work. If Tony Smith comes by the board he might be able to help, or you could try Brad Shute at handmade-glass.com
by Brad Walker
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gasket material
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: gasket material

You could patch that with kiln cement/brick mortar.

Alternatively, you could replace the entire brick, but the mortar would be easier.

Add a layer of fiber paper on top would probably not help that much anyway.
by Brad Walker
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gasket material
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: gasket material

DonMcClennen wrote:I've been opening and closing Brick lids on Brick wall kilns (some as big as 30"x 45") for 30 years.. Never felt the need for a gasket material.


Me either.
by Brad Walker
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: gasket material
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: gasket material

Why are you dropping the lid when you close it? You shouldn't really need any kind of cushioning if you're just closing the lid gently. Is there a reason why you need to drop it?
by Brad Walker
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: glasses for kiln work
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: glasses for kiln work

You need glasses that block infrared radiation. That's welder's glass, shade 2 to 3, you're probably wearing something much darker than that. Medical supply houses also sell glasses that block infrared, as well as most fused glass suppliers and distributors. You don't know didymium glasses (lampwork...
by Brad Walker
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Multiple high hest firings
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Multiple high temperature firings

It does.

I'd be leery of firing more than once (and twice at the most) at temperatures above 1600F/870C. Incompatibility can result. It's especially likely with whites, with glasses containing aventurine, with glasses containing gold, and with pieces you absolutely don't want it to happen.
by Brad Walker
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: why very few listings here?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: why very few listings here?

Not sure we ever had pages, but 20 or so, perhaps.
by Brad Walker
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: why very few listings here?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: why very few listings here?

You aren't missing anything. What's listed is what people have submitted for listing. Sometimes we have a lot of them, sometimes we only have a few. Nothing mysterious, just how many get submitted for listing. The do get deleted after a month or two, but other than that, what you see is what there is.
by Brad Walker
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sunshine mixing flux
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Sunshine mixing flux

MIxing flux is clear, not white. It has two main purposes. You can add it to any color to get that color to shine up at a lower temperature. For example, the greens often are a little dull at 1350F, but adding a little mixing flux will get them to shine up at that lower temperature. Secondarily, the...
by Brad Walker
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What can I do to save this piece?
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: What can I do to save this piece?

I guess it depends on what you'd like to accomplish with the piece. Generally, flipping and re-firing helps the most when you have divots or other areas that are irregular. You can make that work either smooshing again or just by flipping and then fusing to around 1400 to 1450F / 760 to 790 C. If yo...
by Brad Walker
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What can I do to save this piece?
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: What can I do to save this piece?

I have had some luck flipping a piece over and refiring. It's worth a try.
by Brad Walker
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: Jen-Ken Kiln
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Jen-Ken Kiln

Where's local?
by Brad Walker
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Scrap into sheet?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Scrap into sheet?

Let me know how it works out.
by Brad Walker
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Scrap into sheet?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Scrap into sheet?

Well, not the most beautiful glass you've ever seen, but you can get it to fuse together, a bit thicker than normal and with lots of areas with lines and such.

Never trying doing it as a pot melt, but that might work better than just putting the scraps in the kiln and firing.
by Brad Walker
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bullseye ‘River Rock’ technique
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Bullseye ‘River Rock’ technique

It would work with lots of other colors that react. It will work much better with powder than with fine frit.
by Brad Walker
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Flat Lap
Replies: 13
Views: 1291

Re: Flat Lap

Arrowmont in Tennessee had a potter's wheel that had been converted to a lap wheel. They had an iron disk laminated on top of the aluminum surface. Worked fine last time I was there, several years ago.
by Brad Walker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wait time
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Wait time

If you wait until it cools, you can slump or drape immediately if you wish.
by Brad Walker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wait time
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Wait time

Do you mean how long after it cools to room temperature or something else?
by Brad Walker
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Coke & Corona Bottle Slump
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Coke & Corona Bottle Slump

Thanks for your input! Just curious, why 1,000 instead of 950? Because different glasses have different annealing temperatures. 950 is ok for art glasses like Bullseye and Spectrum, but 1000 is best for window and bottle glass. Also, sometimes I peek in (I can’t see much, it’s a tiny window) & ...

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