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by Steve Immerman
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Light bulbs for photo shoot
Replies: 7
Views: 5760

Re: Light bulbs for photo shoot

You might find this article I put together on my website that covers almost all aspects of photgraphing glass. There is a discussion on bulbs.

http://www.clearwaterglass.com/Tutorials/Photography.html

Steve Immerman
by Steve Immerman
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devit Problem with BE
Replies: 21
Views: 12569

Re: Devit Problem with BE

I agree with Marty, try eliminating the Thinfire. Also, eliminate the hold at 1250. Try a lower top temp. This should work just fine with Bullseye glass.

http://www.clearwaterglass.com/Tutorial ... ation.html

http://www.clearwaterglass.com/Tutorial ... Frame.html

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Artwork Inventory Software
Replies: 5
Views: 5310

Re: Artwork Inventory Software

You're welcome. I'm finding the more I use it, the more useful it really is.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Artwork Inventory Software
Replies: 5
Views: 5310

Artwork Inventory Software

I just came across a new product - and have spent about a month using it called Artwork Archive.

Here is a review I wrote about it. I think it is a great way to organize your artwork!

Steve

http://www.clearwaterglass.com/Tutorial ... tware.html
by Steve Immerman
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: SS mesh melt: black & white specks
Replies: 8
Views: 5944

Re: SS mesh melt: black & white specks

by Steve Immerman
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: SS mesh melt: black & white specks
Replies: 8
Views: 5944

Re: SS mesh melt: black & white specks

Lucie- The fact that the mesh has been fired before is why you are getting black specks. The first time you use the mesh, it doesn't spall until it cools. By that time, the glass had hardened enough that any black specks just land on the top if the melt and can be brushed away. But, since it has bee...
by Steve Immerman
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: SS mesh melt: black & white specks
Replies: 8
Views: 5944

Re: SS mesh melt: black & white specks

Was this a new sheet of mesh, or mesh that you had used before and cleaned off?

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What am I doing Wrong?
Replies: 15
Views: 6769

Re: What am I doing Wrong?

I am a bit confused at how many times you are firing these. But, if on an initial firing they are not properly annealed, they may crack from the stress of reheating the next time, even with a reasonable initial ramp. I'd work on your annealing schedule - use the Bullseye recommended schedule for 1/2...
by Steve Immerman
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Follow in devit question! Help with program please
Replies: 8
Views: 4513

Re: Follow in devit question! Help with program please

I would go slow from 1150-1250 (like 60 dph), then very fast to full fuse (like 800 dph), and keep your top temp as low as you can (like 1470).

Here are some other thoughts on preventing devit:
http://www.clearwaterglass.com/Tutorial ... ation.html

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: polishing
Replies: 5
Views: 4020

Using Bullseye iridized glass with the irid side down, on a nice, smooth, kilnwashed shelf gives a nice bottom.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Sat Apr 17, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Unresponsive Sponsors
Replies: 20
Views: 17245

Soap Dish Mold

I made a nice soap dish mold by using one of those oversized, stainless steel spoon rests. Made some holes, sandblasted and applied kiln wash. Just slumped in the oval part and ignored the handle.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Working Deep MESS
Replies: 20
Views: 15568

Re: Working Deep MESS

Anyone have any ideas? Here is a link to some images of the piece: http://dell.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b376ae3de43d Jackie, I really like it and think you should keep experimenting with the concept. But, I agree with Marty. Consider this one a learning experience and make another with the ...
by Steve Immerman
Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Bullseye sample sets- Striking Colors
Replies: 9
Views: 8371

Bullseye sample sets- Striking Colors

I have one of Bullseye's Kilnforming Sample sets, that I've had for about 8 years now, and have added updates a couple of times. I just ordered the 2003 update so I could see exactly what some of the new, cool, colors look like. To my disappointment, all the striking colors came "unstruck" with a la...
by Steve Immerman
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: New to fusing - seek advice on sharper edges.
Replies: 7
Views: 3958

Els has a good idea. You might be able to cut ceramaguard or some similar product to do this.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Unresponsive Sponsors
Replies: 20
Views: 17245

I agree with Dani. I've found both of those sponsors to be very responsive. I'm sorry your experience was otherwise, but I'd give them another chance.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How fast to fire a pot melt
Replies: 8
Views: 5972

Re: Pot melt

Steve, I'd like to see your kiln! Are you really able to make 1600 in less than an hour? Hate to have your electric bill. But that's a good answer. I know that my kiln doesn't go much faster than 900 an hour but I don't like going that fast. You know my process, and within that process I usually go...
by Steve Immerman
Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Amended Challenge
Replies: 85
Views: 46435

I'll join this effort too. Let's see....this will eliminate sandblasted black irid, platter shapes, dichro, gold lusters, AND micas ... OH NO(How will I live????)! Avery Yes, Avery. No black. No round shapes. No surface design. No animals and no drawing! Enjoy. Steve A minute ago you didn't underst...
by Steve Immerman
Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Amended Challenge
Replies: 85
Views: 46435

Avery Anderson wrote:I'll join this effort too. Let's see....this will eliminate sandblasted black irid, platter shapes, dichro, gold lusters, AND micas ... OH NO(How will I live????)! Avery


Yes, Avery. No black. No round shapes. No surface design. No animals and no drawing! Enjoy.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How fast to fire a pot melt
Replies: 8
Views: 5972

It only matters that if you go too fast it is theoretically possible that your pot or your shelf could crack. I usually use 2000dph.

Steve
by Steve Immerman
Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Amended Challenge
Replies: 85
Views: 46435

Jackie,

I have challenged Cliff Swanson to pair with me to swap each other's styles, since I think our styles are about as far apart as one can get.

He has agreed.

I told him I'd leave it to Jackie to give us our "assignments".

So, Oh-Great-Instigator? Tell us what we have to do.

Steve

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