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by Peg
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Danger! Magless! Danger!
Replies: 1
Views: 4579

Danger! Magless! Danger!

A little warning.... A magless from several years ago - I don't remember which year - just exploded in my kitchen. It didn't fall apart, it detonated sending glass fragments across the room. I heard the 'explosion' 2 floors down. Had I been in the kitchen I would almost certainly have sustained a in...
by Peg
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Glue for jewellery-making
Replies: 6
Views: 5099

Re: Glue for jewellery-making

I use DP460 - http://www.warm-glass.co.uk/dp460-epoxy ... p-312.html
It's not cheap, and it takes a week to fully cure - but it is the best I've found.
by Peg
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wearing gloves when cutting glass
Replies: 17
Views: 11406

Re: Wearing gloves when cutting glass

I have lymphedema in my left arm--my dominant hand of course. Exactly what I am hoping to avoid! I'm on chemo for 4 months - I think that for that period I'll have to take up a less dangerous activity - and when it's done I'll invest in gloves. Where's the fun in my employer giving me 4 months paid...
by Peg
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wearing gloves when cutting glass
Replies: 17
Views: 11406

Re: Wearing gloves when cutting glass

Thanks for all the tips - I shall investigate art restorers gloves and safety equipment.. whilst also avoiding fungus by keeping my hands dry (so I think grinding may be off limits for the medium term).
by Peg
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wearing gloves when cutting glass
Replies: 17
Views: 11406

Wearing gloves when cutting glass

I've been cutting and grinding glass forever, and still frequently find I have small cuts on my fingers; I am not particularly careless, but these things happen. For medical reasons I now cannot risk cutting myself - at least on my right hand. (I am right handed). Is there any kind of glove that wil...
by Peg
Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Really, really dumb questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 4851

I can verify that the thinner is evil stuff - I once decanted some into a plastic container, and the next morning all I had was a puddle of goo on my glass worktop.

Peg
by Peg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Critique?
Replies: 17
Views: 7996

I agree with the comment on image size - I instinctively clicked on them to get a larger view.

Also, I'd prefer a sans-serif typeface, it would look more modern.

Can't fault the glass though!

Peg
by Peg
Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: My first photo posting....
Replies: 6
Views: 4306

Hi Dave - good to see a fellow South-Westerner!

I like the dish - it is a good choice of colours, giving it - as you say - a 'refreshing' look.
Did you start by making stacks of glass to get the concentric colours? The cross shapes are baffling me though..

Peg
by Peg
Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Homemade Etching Brew
Replies: 11
Views: 6070

I've used an acid bath in a fume cupboard (HF acid) for deep etching of flashed glass at a local college. We had to wear 2 pairs of rubber gloves, a facemask and goggles. The acid eats the glass at an alarming rate - to the extent that you could etch holes right through the glass if you weren't watc...
by Peg
Tue Mar 02, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Velvet Etch
Replies: 13
Views: 9576

I use Velvet - you shouldn't dilute it 'cos it's pretty dilute already. If your glass doesn't etch in 5 minutes it's not going to - I've found some glasses that go quick and some that are not affected at all by the cream. I guess the chemical composition of different colours and glasses affect the e...
by Peg
Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:51 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Stringer Storage
Replies: 16
Views: 7052

I use empty tins than bottles of fine brandy and whisky come in.
Several of them.

Only downside is getting rid of the bottle and contents therein...
by Peg
Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Dictionary
Replies: 29
Views: 14507

Re: Dictionary

lauri wrote:
*MOld* a shape made of heat resistant material. The glass when slumped or casted takes the forn of the mold surface.
-lauri


That would be 'mould' in the UK - are we going for a multilingual dictionary?
by Peg
Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do I measure my mold?
Replies: 4
Views: 2394

I have that mould - and dishes made with it are my biggest sellers. I think people like the depth of the finished item, as most slumped dishes are very shallow. (my mould of this shape is 8cm deep) Anyway - I start with a blank about 1cm larger than the mould width (which is about 33cm), and I slump...
by Peg
Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Robert Genn on pricing
Replies: 44
Views: 23211

I've found that what people are prepared to pay depends strongly on the context in which the items are being sold. Selling in an upmarket gallery (no doubt to upmarket people) automatically lends some weight to the value of an item. The same people would expect to pay less for the same item at, say,...
by Peg
Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: can you see this photo?
Replies: 12
Views: 5382

neither
by Peg
Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is this a stress crack?
Replies: 9
Views: 3436

Re: Is this a stress crack?

Full to 1535 soak 5mins,Full to 955 soak 40mins, 145 deg/hr to room temp. I left the platter in the kiln overnight to cool. . I'm no expert - but I wouldn't drop from 1535 to 955 at full rate. I take it down from top (820 full fuse, 760 ish slump) (sorry, can't think in farenheit) to 560 or so at f...
by Peg
Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is this a stress crack?
Replies: 9
Views: 3436

Re: Is this a stress crack?

welcombe8 wrote: I left the platter in the kiln overnight to anneal. .


I don't understand - BE anneals at about 516 deg C - how long did you hold at that temperature?

Peg
Also in the UK
by Peg
Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: argh HELP WITH MOLD IDEAS
Replies: 22
Views: 8631

actually the guild owns the shops


So if you were to open your own shop I bet there'd be queues round the block of 'non-guild' crafters with wares to sell.... or are they the sort of 'guild' who'd put a horses head in your bed to warn you off?!
by Peg
Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Melting stringers?
Replies: 15
Views: 6576

I use the gas flame of my kitchen hob to work stringer. I even bend rod that way, a bit.
Candles are fine but very sooty - the gas flame is soot free.
I am assuming gas cookers are not just a European thing...
by Peg
Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Eating Silica? German anyone?
Replies: 27
Views: 11044

Re: Eating Silica? German anyone?

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to eat silica? Here´s why I need to know..... I am currently located in northern Germany and my German is limited. Looked up the word for silica in a German/English dictionary and came up with "Kieselerde". .. have you checked out the http://www.bohle.de site? ...

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