WarmGlass.com - Search

Search found 57 matches

Go to advanced search

by Marian
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fiber Kiln/Shelf
Replies: 7
Views: 2140

Re: Fiber Kiln/Shelf

I never had any luck with a hardened fiber shelf. The first firing was fine, the next one stuck like crazy and tore a pit out of the shelf making it worse than useless because the glass was ruined as well. If you have a fiber shelf, I would always use thin fire. But I agree with Kevin, a regular she...
by Marian
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: zyp coating
Replies: 13
Views: 5338

Re: zyp coating

I tried brushable ZYP boron nitride on fiber molds. It releases one time, firing up to fuse temperature the next time results in the coating sticking to the glass as a hazy film. Zyp has to be removed and replenished with a fresh coat which is pretty impossible on fiber.
by Marian
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Where is the iridescent 96?
Replies: 7
Views: 4214

Where is the iridescent 96?

Oceanside Glass doesn't appear to be manufacturing any iridized glass. Anyone have insight on that?
by Marian
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wetbelt sander belts breaking
Replies: 10
Views: 5998

Re: Wetbelt sander belts breaking

I had that happen with a batch of belts also, from CRL. They work for 15 minutes and then let go. They were a few years old when I got around to needing them. It was only one size that broke. I bought new different ones from HIS.
by Marian
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Super Spray A Reaction, Shadows, Polishing
Replies: 5
Views: 4936

Re: Super Spray A Reaction, Shadows, Polishing

I have taken pieces to be sandblasted to an automotive machine shop. They use big blasters to clean parts and may be happy to sandblast your piece inexpensively. They don't do delicate decals, but an overall blast is not out of the question.
by Marian
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: New Tutorial using Clear Glass
Replies: 1
Views: 3293

Re: New Tutorial using Clear Glass

Thanks for posting! That's a lively piece of art.
by Marian
Fri May 20, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Crazy Crusher
Replies: 8
Views: 7484

Re: Crazy Crusher

HI Terry, Do you have a picture of the cement mixer mill? I want to try this, I use a lot of frit about the size of a dime. Where did you get the stainless balls? What size are they?
by Marian
Fri May 20, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devit Spray and Dichoric
Replies: 4
Views: 4103

Re: Devit Spray and Dichoric

Yes, it is likely. Better to make a test strip with materials you intend to use. Devit spray can be blotchy or change the color of the dichroic.
by Marian
Thu May 12, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: SPECTRUM GLASS CLOSING DOWN
Replies: 29
Views: 35633

Re: SPECTRUM GLASS CLOSING DOWN

I am shocked, now what? That's a big loss for art glass world wide.
by Marian
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Crazy Crusher
Replies: 8
Views: 7484

Re: Crazy Crusher

Can it make chips the size of a dime also? I'm currently crushing a 24x48 inch sheet with a pestle made of pipe in a stainless steel basin of water. I can do 1/8 sheet at a time. I made a finer frit crusher from directions here on the board with a jewelry press with an added an electric motor. It su...
by Marian
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bowl Slumping Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 9085

Re: Bowl Slumping Questions

that bowl shape is not particularly elegant finished as the bowl will slump far down into it and be mostly flat with a small upturned edge and possibly an uneven bottom. As it was mentioned, it isn't really made for fusing and presents a lot of problems with shifting off center, which is a real hear...
by Marian
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bee Wet Belt Sander refurbishing
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

Re: Bee Wet Belt Sander refurbishing

The duct tape works amazingly well. no wandering belts, runs pretty quiet, too. Thanks again Kevin, Marty , your admonishment well taken. I have been mostly religious to take off the tension, thanks for way earlier advice from you guys.
by Marian
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bee Wet Belt Sander refurbishing
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

Re: Bee Wet Belt Sander refurbishing

I put on the duct tape already, works great! New belt, too, and I brushed off the upper assembly, I'll rinse it off real good after this session and take a look with the flashlight. The machine is not especially loud so I'm hoping the bearings are in good shape still. Funny about the belts, some are...
by Marian
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bee Wet Belt Sander refurbishing
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

Re: Bee Wet Belt Sander refurbishing

Thanks Kevin, as always, your comments and advice are greatly valued. I did study my owners manual and see the parts you cited. I am on the Big Island in Hawaii and will start calling and see if a machinist will look at my sander as a house call, hopefully and not have to transport. I will try your ...
by Marian
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bee Wet Belt Sander refurbishing
Replies: 9
Views: 5384

Bee Wet Belt Sander refurbishing

My Bee sander is in need of recrowning the upper wheel which is pretty flat. How hard is this to do? Any tips for getting it off and who would do the resurfacing? I'm not mechanically handy, would an auto mechanic know about how to do this? The belts are starting to wander when they are used for 20 ...
by Marian
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Which fusing schedule should I use to keep crisp lines?
Replies: 6
Views: 5355

Re: Which fusing schedule should I use to keep crisp lines?

How did the project turn out? Success or not as expected? It was a very striking lay out to start.
by Marian
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fiberboard molds
Replies: 9
Views: 6670

Re: Fiberboard molds

Fiberboard makes a fine drape mold. Are you concerned about adjusting the ramp up? Your regular schedule for slumping float should work the same. The board insulates but it will be on the bottom.
by Marian
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: scratch and wet belt sander
Replies: 6
Views: 4254

Re: scratch and wet belt sander

The belt sander is impossible to use for a wide flat surface. It has a drum that the belt rides against. It will do edges. Refiring is definitely the best, easiest idea.
by Marian
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Boron Nitride Powder
Replies: 0
Views: 2275

Boron Nitride Powder

E bay is offering powdered boron nitride. Has anyone used this product for glass? Apparently it is offered as a lubricant for bullets (!) or as a "white" graphite for lubricating wheels on model cars.
by Marian
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Boron Nitride after Kiln Wash?
Replies: 4
Views: 4636

Re: Boron Nitride after Kiln Wash?

I have the steep sided jumping bean 3x3 molds from Slumpy's . I used MR 97 on them when they were new and they were so slippery the glass blanks slid off sideways in the slump cycle. I scrubbed them with a green scrubby pad and then used just alumina hydrate mixed with water in a spray bottle to rec...

Go to advanced search

Warm Glass

2575 Old Glory Road, Suite 700
Suite 700
Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone: (336) 712 8003
Email: wg@warmglass.com

cron