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by bkfoltz
Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing projects suitable for elementary age students
Replies: 19
Views: 12564

[img]http://www.warner-criv.com/picturealbums/public_photos.aspx?aid=103 Here is what I did with the kids at the school where I work. I fired on shelf paper because I did not want to mess up the art teachers shelves. Kids worked with squares that I cut and frit that I made. Used glue made for fusing...
by bkfoltz
Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: filigrees - can I
Replies: 4
Views: 3042

filigrees - can I

I was digging through my stained glass stuff to find my copper sheets so that I could make some stars to sandwich between some colored glass and clear. I found some great brass filigrees that I forgot I had. Will they work?
by bkfoltz
Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: drilling hole in glass block
Replies: 4
Views: 3141

drilling hole in glass block

I am trying to drill a hole in a glass block. You know the block or glass bricks you buy at menards. Why am I drilling a hole. . I want to insert a string of lights and then wrap it with a bow. Kind of like a present that lights up. . I have cracked several blocks. Tried to do it on the grinder, too...
by bkfoltz
Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: The return of the glue test...
Replies: 9
Views: 4803

Clear nail polish

have any of you every tried clear nail polish. I was looking at the last issue of glass patterns qrtly and they have snowflakes make out of noodles. They held the snowflake together with nail polish. does nail polish give good results?
KRIS
by bkfoltz
Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Frit molds
Replies: 8
Views: 5263

Frit molds

I have lots and lots of small scrap left from a project I did with some school kids. what can I use for a frit mold. I was hoping on just dumping in the scrap and frit and fire. I know I can use SS banding, but I am having a hard time finding any. If I make a mold what do I use? Looked in the archiv...
by bkfoltz
Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: molds for small kiln
Replies: 8
Views: 4128

molds for small kiln

I have a small skutt kiln and I am looking for molds to make flowers. I remember seeing molds that would work in a hotbox kiln. those are about the size I need or similar. My kiln is front loading and 9x9x9 inside. I saw a pattern book that had slumped flowers. The author of the books said she found...
by bkfoltz
Thu Jun 05, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: schedule for "fire polish"
Replies: 1
Views: 2090

schedule for "fire polish"

I need to "fire polish" some 2x2 single layer squares for a mosaic wall project. We have all the 2x2 multi layer tiles done. this is the program I used for the multi layer tiles. Someone from this site gave it to me and I worked great. 600 1480 20 9999 970 20 120 850 0 200 700 0 off the kids at scho...
by bkfoltz
Thu May 15, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: what kind of sand?
Replies: 0
Views: 2187

what kind of sand?

During my problem with the kiln not shutting off, I had some large mixed up frit in a large ceramic strip mold (kind of like a murri mold only larger) I need to sandblast off the kiln wash that stuck. The neighbor has a sand blaster, do I need special sand or can he just use what he has? I am going ...
by bkfoltz
Thu May 15, 2003 2:03 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Not crying but................
Replies: 3
Views: 2869

We purchased some of the scrap from PJ Sweeney of PJewelry for a small fee. Keiko Okahashi for Lokahiglass donated 60 lbs of scrap. We paid the shipping. We have around $300 invested in the project. (glass, thin fire, super spray, kiln-fire glue, zinc.) And I have around 10 hours of my own time. Plu...
by bkfoltz
Thu May 15, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Not crying but................
Replies: 3
Views: 2869

Not crying but................

Yesterday morning I thought I would be crying because the kiln did not shut off and the kids tiles cooked at 1300 for over 14+ hours. I have learnt my lesson and will start the kiln in the AM. This way I will know that it is on the cool down by the time I leave school. Here is a link to the glass ar...
by bkfoltz
Wed May 14, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Am I going to CRY????
Replies: 4
Views: 3122

I just checked the kiln and it is cooling down. I did just overspray on them so I hope they look ok. I will let you know in the AM how they look.
KRIS
by bkfoltz
Wed May 14, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Am I going to CRY????
Replies: 4
Views: 3122

Am I going to CRY????

I have been doing some 2x2 and 3x3 tiles with the kids at the school where I do technology. We have a large programable skutt kiln. I have fired 3 batches. The tiles have been turning our great. this is the schedule I have been using 600 1480 20 9999 970 20 120 850 0 200 700 0 off Loaded the kiln ye...
by bkfoltz
Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Low Tech - Low Cost Frit Crusher
Replies: 10
Views: 9465

I put the glass in a metal 9x13 pan, put into my kitchen oven. Turn on the oven and set for 500 degrees. When the oven get to 500 I take out the pan and dump the glass into a 5 gallon bucket with cold water. This cracks the glass, but it still stay in one piece. . Take the glass out and let it dry o...
by bkfoltz
Wed Apr 23, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: help with programing
Replies: 0
Views: 2493

help with programing

I have a small manual kiln at home. At the school where I work (I do technology) we have a skutt km-1027 with a kilnmaster controller. since I do glass at home the art teacher thought it would be fun to show the kids something new, and I was able to get 56# of COE90 glass donated from someone that p...
by bkfoltz
Wed Apr 23, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: help with programing
Replies: 2
Views: 2419

help with programing

I have a small manual kiln at home. At the school where I work (I do technology) we have a skutt km-1027 with a kilnmaster controller. since I do glass at home the art teacher thought it would be fun to show the kids something new, and I was able to get 56# of COE90 glass donated from someone that p...
by bkfoltz
Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: thousands of flower
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

thousands of flower

I love the Murrini or Millefiori slices. But they are COE-104 I would like to use them in some pins that I am making, only a couple of slices per very small pin. Is there a supplier that carries them in 90 or 96. I have a mini Murrini mold, but I really like the flower look. I just don't want slices...
by bkfoltz
Tue Mar 18, 2003 4:39 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: making patterns bars
Replies: 6
Views: 6071

making patterns bars

I searched the archive and did not find what I was looking for.

I want to make some small patterns bars 1x1x4 or smaller, I do not have any old shelves that I can cut up for damns. Can I enclose them in thin fire and wrap with hi-temp wire and fire?

:roll:
Kris
by bkfoltz
Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: system 96 - red opal
Replies: 21
Views: 15613

system 96 - red opal

The system 96 - red opal noodles came friday. They seem more orange than red. When I put them side by side with the orange sheet glass they look slightly red but not RED. When I put them next to the red sample from my sample pack the are not the same color. Have there been problems at Spectrum with ...

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