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by lyndasglass
Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kaiser Lee board
Replies: 3
Views: 2807

Ellen, I am not an advocate of fusing and slumping in one firing. These things happen at two very different temperatures. Though, I know that people do fuse and slump in one firing. In order to do this you would need to be using a shallow mold and perhaps only tack fusing as opposed to going to a fu...
by lyndasglass
Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:38 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Gecko Glass?
Replies: 8
Views: 4891

By the way, if it is the ring mottles you like in the glass then you would be disappointed in using it to fuse with. Usually ring mottles are a crystal growth in the glass that disappears when you heat it to kiln forming temperatures. For those of you tring to cut geko glass, if it is made by Armstr...
by lyndasglass
Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Your Town, WA or OR
Replies: 15
Views: 7317

Hi, I live in Salem Oregon. And have all my life. I like it here because all of our family is close by. I wouldn't recommend Salem though. Being the Capital City it is VERY Conservative. But Silverton is a small Community about 15 miles from Salem to the east. It has a growing Art community, the rec...
by lyndasglass
Wed Jul 23, 2003 5:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Taurus Ring saw or Gryphon Wire saw
Replies: 11
Views: 7852

Lonnie, I have had both saws and I sell both. These would be my assessments: The Tarus saw has more maintainence. If you are someone that is not equipment oriented or someone that likes to use and abuse equipment then this may not be the saw for you. As stated above, the service department is fabulo...
by lyndasglass
Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: A big hello, and questions...
Replies: 5
Views: 3451

One little addition to Amy's post: If you are going to buy the bisque ware from a ceramic shop be sure to run your hand across the bottom where the glass is going to slump into. Often I have found that these molds are NOT smooth. For the paint and fire ceramic it may not matter, but if you are going...
by lyndasglass
Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Intro to Polishing Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 3999

abes,
Glastar and Diamond Tech Int'l both make beveling equipment. They aren't really heavy duty enough for polishing large fused items but for beads they probably would work. You might check with your local stained glass supplier.

Lynda
by lyndasglass
Thu Jun 26, 2003 6:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Making Jewely box hinges?
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

Are you making the bottom of the box fused glass also? If it is only the lid, you could coat a mandrel with bead separator and put it between two layers of glass. When the fusing is complete, twist the rod and it should pull right out. (there was a post eariler about how to put holes in beads/chimes...
by lyndasglass
Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: jewelry or chime beads: how to make holes
Replies: 35
Views: 16469

You can also go to a welding supply store and buy stainless steel rods, cut them into short lengths. Coat them with bead release/bead seperator. and put them between your glass. When you are done fusing, they pull right out and can be reused once they are recoated w/separator. I tried the copper wir...
by lyndasglass
Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: the truth
Replies: 5
Views: 3043

Mark, When I frist started fusing I did some fusing of Armstrong and Kokomo glass. I wasn't really happy with the results. Lots of devit. problems. I f you use an over spray, then it may not matter to you. I believe both manufacturers have literature about fusing with their glass. You certainly can ...
by lyndasglass
Tue Jun 03, 2003 11:54 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: kiln mishap
Replies: 7
Views: 4562

Deena, You might want to consider putting a counter (?) weight on your lid. I have done that with several of my kilns especially my coffin kiln. All I did was go to the hardward store and buy some twisted wire cable and pulleys. I put a hook in the ceiling with the pulley on it. Because I didn't wan...
by lyndasglass
Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Grit on face of fused pieces
Replies: 5
Views: 2538

Caseyalb, I had a simular problem with a new top fire kiln I bought. Even though I vaccuumed it good it still was dropping stuff into my glass. Finally, I took our air compressor on a low pressure and blew out the grooved area on the lid. I think that when they route out the grooves for the elements...
by lyndasglass
Wed May 28, 2003 5:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Couple of big bubbles during slump
Replies: 8
Views: 4950

Aimee, I have a question for you. Was this the first time you used that particular bullseye mold? I have found that on several of my Bullseye molds, the first time I slump into them I get bubbles in my glass. I doesn't seem to happen after that, just that first time. I thought that perhaps I needed ...
by lyndasglass
Tue May 27, 2003 11:16 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Plate Cracked While Slumping
Replies: 9
Views: 5856

Nanc, Let me add one more suggestion to the mix. I make 12" single layer pieces with multiple layer design elements stacked on top. In some places my glass may be 4-5 layers thick and in others only 1 layer. In Graham Stones book on kiln schedules, he talks about a "catch-up" firing. Which is a slow...
by lyndasglass
Fri May 16, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Teaching Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 3594

Deb, I have been teaching out of my studio for about 10 years. When I first started teaching I talked to an attorney and my insurance agent. I don't have teaching insurance, but what I have always done is; The first thing I cover in class is a list of safety procedures. I read through the list and e...
by lyndasglass
Sat May 10, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: More about teachers
Replies: 18
Views: 9314

I love this discussion. I have taught for a number of years. It seems every job I have ever had I ended up teaching. I like to think that I am a good teacher. I try very hard to incorporate many of the things that people have mentioned. I try to read my student and teach to their skill and character...
by lyndasglass
Mon May 05, 2003 5:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Waste Glass/what to do with it?
Replies: 24
Views: 12673

In regards to what to do with scrap glass. I teach at the local Community College that has a stained glass and fusing program. They were just throwing their glass in the trash. Here in Oregon all the schools are hurting for funding, special projects, etc. To make a short story long, I have contacted...
by lyndasglass
Wed Apr 30, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: What happens in a full fuse in a slumping mould?
Replies: 19
Views: 11313

I think this is an interesting discussion. I have re-flattened and refused. Most of the time I believe is has worked fine. Mostly when I have a problem that would make me want to do this, I assume that the glass is already used/wasted and any salvage effort i can make would be ok with me. Sometimes ...
by lyndasglass
Thu Apr 24, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cloudy plate
Replies: 11
Views: 6370

Kay, I don't fuse/slump with float glass. Though I have had a simular experience. Only part of the glass was cloudy. Since the mold, kiln wash and my normal cleaning procedure were the same and the only variable was the glass,(float glass instead of 90 Coe glass) my assumption was that it was this r...
by lyndasglass
Thu Apr 24, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cloudy plate
Replies: 11
Views: 6370

Thanks Charlie,
Tin not steel.
by lyndasglass
Thu Apr 24, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cloudy plate
Replies: 11
Views: 6370

Kay, I believe the reason for the cloudiness is the float glass. Float glass is made by "floating" the glass on a pool of molten steel. This leaves a film on one side of the glass. If you slump with that side up you will get the effect you are talking about. There is a way to check for the side that...

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