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by Brad Walker
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Silver foil & leaf
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Silver foil & leaf

I've used tarnished silver foil once before and it worked fine. Don't know if this is applicable to your situation, I was doing a reaction where the silver would change color anyway.

Given the thinness of the silver, I don't think there's any easy way to remove the tarnish.
by Brad Walker
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Buy and sell
Topic: Denver GS-100 saw for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Denver GS-100 saw for sale

GS-100 band-saw for sale. You can get this one for less than half price, nearly new condition. It comes with two diamond band/blades for cutting glass, up to 5 inches thick. It also has the "upgrade" of a sheet metal cover in front of the water reservoir. This machine is located just North...
by Brad Walker
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Does this Color Strike?
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Does this Color Strike?

Probably strikes, most oranges/reds do.
by Brad Walker
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln shelf
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: kiln shelf

Try Ed Hoy's in Warrenville. Or if there's a pottery supplier near you, ask if they carry a shelf that would work
by Brad Walker
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln shelf
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: kiln shelf

The big issue with kiln shelves is the cost of shipping them, so it's best to find someone close to you who sells them so you can pick the shelf up rather than have it shipped.

Where are you located?
by Brad Walker
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: mesh melt turn black
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: mesh melt turn black

Bonnie Rubinstein wrote: On a mesh melt, are light colors the only options?


I mostly use opaques and clears. Why would light colors be the only option?
by Brad Walker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: mesh melt turn black
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: mesh melt turn black

Got an after photo?
by Brad Walker
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sundance Glass
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Sundance Glass

They're out of business.
by Brad Walker
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: zyp coating
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: zyp coating

jim simmons wrote: My shoulder started to bother me when I was around70 and has just gotten worse.
*85 and counting :>)


Great, something to look forward to.
by Brad Walker
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: zyp coating
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: zyp coating

Sorry about your shoulder. Having just turned 65, I can certainly sympathize. I haven't tried ZYP on the shelf, but am not sure how it would hold up to repeated firings. I guess I would just use thinfire or Papyrus, easy enough and you can vacuum it out as needed. But you can always try the ZYP and ...
by Brad Walker
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: zyp coating
Replies: 13
Views: 1571

Re: zyp coating

Why would you want to?
by Brad Walker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Drilling holes in stone
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Drilling holes in stone

Two options come to mind. One is a place that makes and installs granite countertops. They can drill holes. The other would be a place that fabricates headstones. Never tried either, but probably worth a few calls.
by Brad Walker
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tack fusing temp. for frits
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Tack fusing temp. for frits

Because kilns are so variable and your desired look is so specific, the best option is to do some small scale testing to see what works for you in your process. Use a base glass and put frit of various sizes on it, then fire to different temperatures to see what you like. It's a bit more complicated...
by Brad Walker
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: MM6
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: MM6

Enjoyed the video, can't wait for part 2.
by Brad Walker
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing antique glass
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: Fusing antique glass

What Jim and Kevin said.

Can't really be done and even if you could figure out how to do it it would cost more than buying new old glass.
by Brad Walker
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?

Before he passed away in 2011 Ron sent me a series of slides documenting his process. He actually made these boxes in two different ways: one was as Kevin described (encased in sand), the other was freestanding. I've done the sand version (used to teach it, long ago), it works well but like any cast...
by Brad Walker
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: How to keep parts aligned during fusing?

For starters, white glue (or any glue, for that matter) will burn off before the two layers of glass fuse together, so you only consider glue as a way to help you get the glass into the kiln without moving, not a way to keep it from moving once its in the kiln. Also, ordinary white glue will sometim...
by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing glass laminate powder
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: fusing glass laminate powder

In general glass laminate is used to laminate two pieces of glass together (like a front windshield in a car). It's a kind of plastic film between the two and can't be fused in the kiln.
by Brad Walker
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My Orton controller - did it go wrong??
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: My Orton controller - did it go wrong??

PloG errors mean the controller has detected a problem. It can be a lot of things. Sometimes it's just a glitch caused by a power surge or something that's a one off thing. PLoG 011, 012, or 013 errors mean there's a problem with a thermocouple. I believe 010 is a generic catch all error message (bu...
by Brad Walker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My Orton controller - did it go wrong??
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: My Orton controller - did it go wrong??

What was the complete firing schedule?

Do you recall the exact error message?

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