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by Barry Kaiser
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Some More Detailed Photos of the Enamels
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Some More Detailed Photos of the Enamels

Lynn,
If you give a class or ebook on how to do that, I would take it.
I really like the results!

Barry
by Barry Kaiser
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Concerning firing enamels
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Concerning firing enamels

As to burning out, that should not happen at all. It is possible that the pigment in the paint has decomposed. Do not trust the color of the unfired paint to indicate the final color. Covering the paint has no benefit in retaining the color. You should be able to paint and refire. The refiring only ...
by Barry Kaiser
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to Fire Dichroic and Retain Colour
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: How to Fire Dichroic and Retain Colour

Red and gold are two problematic colors for dichro. Several years ago I bout a large amount of scrap from ATF. Included was a small (about 2x4) piece of a dull, ugly reddish dichro. When it fired it became a gorgeous 24kt gold. I sent half the piece to Glenn Brown at ATF and asked if I could buy sev...
by Barry Kaiser
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How to Fire Dichroic and Retain Colour
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: How to Fire Dichroic and Retain Colour

I don't know if they still do it, but both CBS and ATF made sample sets of their colors with a 2x2 piece of each color.
I bought these and cut them in half and fired half. I mounted them together for a sampling of each before and after. Even with these, there is some variation.

Barry
by Barry Kaiser
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: COE 90 frit balls ok on COE 96 Christmas trees?
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: COE 90 frit balls ok on COE 96 Christmas trees?

I use a little bit of my paints....just a dot, to attach the balls. This seems to act as a buffer for the differing COEs.
Remember the contact area is very small.
by Barry Kaiser
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: crinklized cbs glass
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: crinklized cbs glass

I have had several occasions where small flecks of dichro coating popped around when fired.
by Barry Kaiser
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic gold luster
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Ceramic gold luster

That is quite unusual. The stuff is quite precious and usually is sold in a small (2dram) sealed bottle.
by Barry Kaiser
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic gold luster
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Ceramic gold luster

What is the brand.
Delarobbia and Duncan are the most common ones.
by Barry Kaiser
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic gold luster
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Ceramic gold luster

Forgot:
Two types, but you probably have the one that fully matures at about 1350 (but 1300 usually works fine)
Other kind matures lower.
by Barry Kaiser
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic gold luster
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Ceramic gold luster

Works fine on glass
Needs to be applied very thin, not puddling.
Vent the kiln up to 1000 then close.
Works well but is difficult to apply.
by Barry Kaiser
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: FIRE POLISHING
Replies: 11
Views: 1446

Re: FIRE POLISHING

This is just an academic question as I don't do any pieces larger than 2x2. But: why could you not heat the piece to about 900 to 1000 (F) and stabilize there. Then, raise the temp AFAP to tack fuse temp, hold for a short time, then crash to 900. The curing of the scratch problem is a surface proble...
by Barry Kaiser
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: keeping Texture on glass
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: keeping Texture on glass

Use a low temperature flux, or a glass paint as a glue. I've done a lot of these.
by Barry Kaiser
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: sanding edges of drilled holes
Replies: 12
Views: 2605

Re: sanding edges of drilled holes

Thanks Lynn, Didn't know Dan quit selling the bits. He had lots of diamond items at very reasonable prices. About 5 years ago I bought a lifetime (and my kids lifetimes) supply of 1.25mm bits. I have a very easy and accurate way to drill the holes. No mess or skating across the surface. Uses a ball ...
by Barry Kaiser
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: sanding edges of drilled holes
Replies: 12
Views: 2605

Re: sanding edges of drilled holes

Check out Lopacki Diamonds and ebay seller LAU***
Both good sellers of diamond products.

Barry
by Barry Kaiser
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Best 120v Kiln
Replies: 5
Views: 2466

Re: Best 120v Kiln

As long as you realize the limitations of the 120v kiln , you are good to go. Note however that many 120 kilns need a dedicated (or isolated) 20 amp circuit. Many homes use 15 amp circuits. I have 3 120 kilns, all Olympic. (One, my 8x8x6, does not need a 20amp circuit). Like them all, but the reason...
by Barry Kaiser
Mon May 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: shipping large glass on containers on ship
Replies: 5
Views: 2266

Re: shipping large glass on containers on ship

Lots of experience receiving containers. Your problem is that your package (crate) is too small for them to care about. It isn't even a pallet. Shipping by water is a volume more than a weight issue. One crate doesn't hack it. If you can find someone who is shipping a larger amount to your destinati...
by Barry Kaiser
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do I present my Art?
Replies: 4
Views: 1955

Re: How do I present my Art?

Havi, First question: Are there many artists trying to get into the museum? If so read on. If not, ignore the rest. I have been a juror for a large show. Jurors had a total of 20 seconds to look at the 5 (actually 6- one of the artist display) pictures presented. They were presented in a 3 across ov...
by Barry Kaiser
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do I present my Art?
Replies: 4
Views: 1955

Re: How do I present my Art?

One of the greats of the art-craft show industry is Bruce Baker. I have seen his presentations and served on 2 industry panels with him. He is the king of common sense when it comes to entering your slides to be juried. below is a link that synopses his thoughts on entering the infamous 5 slides as ...
by Barry Kaiser
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)
Replies: 6
Views: 3580

Re: Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)

When firing, vent the kiln to 1000 F and hold at that temp for about 10-15 minutes. That burns off all the organics.
by Barry Kaiser
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)
Replies: 6
Views: 3580

Re: Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)

There are a lot of different CMCs. In general use 3-4 tablespoons to a pint of hot water for a nice viscous solution.
That is good to hold powder together.
Your definition of "glue" also makes a difference. It depends on what you want to accomplish

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