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by Andrew
Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusing glue
Replies: 15
Views: 14959

Be careful how you use it

Dilute Elmers at least 50%. The manufacturers claim that the glue burns off and leaves no residue but I haven't found this to be true. Glue on the surface usually burns off completely, but I have seen residue when the glue is trapped between layers - especially between clear. Just be careful how and...
by Andrew
Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Problem with UROBOROS clear.......
Replies: 16
Views: 8307

Same problem as Cynthia

I had the exact same problem that Cynthia describes - it looks like roller marks across the surface after firing. I believe the glass I had was older than Cynthia's though- at least 18 months ago and I've used up al the sheets from that order.

Andy
by Andrew
Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: inspiration?
Replies: 20
Views: 12942

Do what any good capitalist would do. Slash your prices and flood the market until you drive them out of business.

Unless you want to pursue some trademark infringement and make the lawyers rich . . ..
by Andrew
Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Liquitex Acrylic Interference
Replies: 2
Views: 2390

Capping

All of my experiments were done with spectrum 96, although I think the glass makes no difference. They paint nicely on glass, although the effect looks best with a thin coat. I did sponge a mixture of blue and gold on a piece and that worked as well. I mixed some blue and gold together and got a pal...
by Andrew
Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Liquitex Acrylic Interference
Replies: 2
Views: 2390

Liquitex Acrylic Interference

Liquitex makes a set of interference colors that consist of a suspension of titanium coated mica partlicle in an acrylic medium. I've tested all the colors and they hold up remarkably well to a full fuse. They tend to fuse to a metallic pastel and can be mixed. Colors come in green, orange, red, vio...
by Andrew
Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: wanting to learn glass weaving
Replies: 25
Views: 22615

Jack's right

Jack's right. I've made a weaving exactly that way. If you want to visualize it, draw an edge-on view. You have to account for the thickness of the glass when calculating how high to make the hills and valleys. I cut 1/2" fiberboard, and layed multiple pieces together on their sides then glued them ...
by Andrew
Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Critique?
Replies: 17
Views: 10354

Remarks

I second what Peggy says. I too clicked on the images to try and get a larger image.

I thought the navigation was good, although there was some hesitation loading the home page (I have high speed cable).

Andy
by Andrew
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Playgounds / Paths Series ??
Replies: 20
Views: 14837

Well Maybe but . . .

Actually I've never gotten a loon request. I have gotten a request for a Vikings Helmet and a Green Bay Packers Helment . . . I refused both mostly because it required licensing the emblems but also because I REALLY didn't want to do it. I'll sell out for a price, but sometimes the price has to be p...
by Andrew
Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Playgounds / Paths Series ??
Replies: 20
Views: 14837

Respectfully disagree

I respectfully disagree with Jackie on a couple of points. I'm not saying I'm right, but I am saying there is another way to approach things. It is fine to say you should chase your own muse and I agree that you need to follow our own instincts if you want to develop as an artist but . . . Whenever ...
by Andrew
Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln near classic cars?
Replies: 12
Views: 7496

My kilns are in my garage

I have an evenheat coffin and a jen-ken 23" in the corner of my garage probably 10 feet from where I park our two cars. I decided before I even located the kilns there (I didn't have any other choice) that I would never run the kilns with the cars in the garage. There is nothing flammable within 8 f...
by Andrew
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Slumping Smooth Bottoms (yes I mean warm glass)
Replies: 1
Views: 1753

Slumping Smooth Bottoms (yes I mean warm glass)

Now that I've got your attention . . . I am looking for techniques that people use for getting the smoothest bottom when slumping into ceramic and stainless forms. I know that some surface detail is inevitable (it is going to be a matte finish at best) but I keep trying for a really silky smooth fin...
by Andrew
Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: newbie question
Replies: 13
Views: 6762

Kim, Why didn't the glass fall through the mold. When I tried this my glass didn't slump all the way to the shelf before one side slid into the void. Couldn't even call it art. Just called it ugly. Thanks Sandpiper, alias Robin There could be a couple of reasons. Was the glass at least as big as th...
by Andrew
Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: newbie-help!
Replies: 3
Views: 2453

And they don't require a license to be a parent either

Everything Ron said is on the mark but I would add one more thing - Find another instructor. Your instincts are right about what is going on with the glass, but a good instructor would have gone over what you did right and what went wrong. I tell everyone this - Get Brad's book. It is the best inves...
by Andrew
Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: have new evenheat GTS 2541 and am experiencing BIG BUBBLES
Replies: 18
Views: 11323

Not just level

I think Brad means the surface of the shelf may have dips. Leveling the shelf won't help if the shelf surface itself is not flat. Try your old shelf like Brad suggested or use fiber paper. I have a shelf that consistently gets bubbles unless I use fiber paper.
by Andrew
Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:05 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cleaning glass
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Clean machine

Water. Lots of water. I often put small pieces in a strainer and then rinse each piece individually and wipe dry with a Bounty paper towel. I then spray each piece with Isopropyl alchohol and wipe with a clean paper towel.

Andrew
by Andrew
Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Help with slump, please!
Replies: 9
Views: 5462

Ahhh classic

A classic mistake that many people make. You can almost never fuse and slump at the same time simply because the temperatures where you do these things are so different. Fusing temperatures run around 1450 - 1500, slumping occurs around 1150 - 1250. Typically you fuse first at a higher temperature, ...
by Andrew
Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Cloud Dome vs. Pro Photographer
Replies: 14
Views: 8353

It's the competition . . .

Getting into shows is competitive. An excellent photographer can make a very good piece of work look sublime. An amateur photographer can (and often do) make a wonderful piece of work look average. Remember that you are competing with artists who have their best work professionally photographed. If ...
by Andrew
Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: ikebana frogs
Replies: 5
Views: 4168

Frog Pins

by Andrew
Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My glass cracked
Replies: 9
Views: 4457

I do a slower drop

My schedule for similar firings is a little different. I go up a lot faster and come down a bit slower: 600 dph to 1100 Soak 20 minutes 750 to 1470 Soak for 20 minutes 999 to 1000 150 to 960 hold for 30-60 minutes 100 to 955 hold for 60-30 minutes 250 to 800 My rational is that kilns tend to hover a...
by Andrew
Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Looking for suggestions for booth displays
Replies: 11
Views: 7681

Perfection in an imperfect world

Marty, come back. All is forgiven. Geri - Yes I'm looking for the perfectly flexible, mutable, adaptable, packable, configurable, solidly built, easily assembled, lightweight, weatherproof, elegant display. Heck, I'd even pay money for it (well, maybe not that much, but something). And ok Marty, if ...

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