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by Barbara Muth
Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Faulty glass? or faulty user?
Replies: 0
Views: 2858

Re: Faulty glass? or faulty user?

Hiya Thanks Tony, sorry trying to be quick before my laptop battery dies. Its 222C to 677C with a 30 min hold. Then 333C to 777C with a 6min hold. Regards Tracey that would be 400 dph to 1250F, hold 30 and then 600 dph to 1430 F, hold 6 So a couple of thoughts... If your base was one layer thick yo...
by Barbara Muth
Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Schedule assistance - piece is in the kiln
Replies: 2
Views: 3802

Re: Schedule assistance - piece is in the kiln

Thanks, Bert. With the 50 dph ramp up, I was thinking that would pretty much take care of the squeeze with the hold to help finish. I can drop that to 1200. The components really are varying heights from 1/4" to 5/8" to 1". Toni Toni, with the 50 dph ramp you don't need a bubble sque...
by Barbara Muth
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How will BE White react with Egyptian Blue?
Replies: 1
Views: 3164

Re: How will BE White react with Egyptian Blue?

0013 is a strong saturated white opal without any of the reactive oxides. 0113 Is plain old white. It shouldn't be reacting with anything. 0313 is a strong saturated white opal with lead. According to the BE chart, it can react with selenium and sulfur bearing glasses. That is certainly borne out by...
by Barbara Muth
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pot Melt Questions ???
Replies: 7
Views: 10434

Re: Pot Melt Questions ???

Lisa, how easy would it be to cut one of those sheets down? Have you tried it?
by Barbara Muth
Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Reduction Frit
Replies: 0
Views: 3354

Re: Reduction Frit

I have been able to get a reduction atmosphere in my kiln without burning anything more than the organics many people use routinely in their kilns. While I never tried the reduction frits, I silver fume glass all of the time. There are only three glasses in this piece - black, vanilla, and gray. The...
by Barbara Muth
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Crack in finished bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 4863

Re: Crack in finished bowl

Lynne, who makes Amazon Green? I assumed this was BE Spring Green and my monitor was a bit dark.
by Barbara Muth
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Help, Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 2944

Re: Help, Please!

Your schedules may also be a problem with the sticking. Try soaking longer at a lower temperature to achieve the same effect with less sticking.
by Barbara Muth
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: removing kiln paper from bottom of fused pieces?
Replies: 3
Views: 4772

Re: removing kiln paper from bottom of fused pieces?

Sarah, I assumed you were in the UK. Those temps are farenheit. Is your kiln Farenheit or Celcius? This is where you get to start experimenting. Fiber paper will leave your glass textured and sort of matte looking. Sometimes the side you use makes a difference. You may be able to get the look you wa...
by Barbara Muth
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: A huge bubble
Replies: 3
Views: 3874

Re: A huge bubble

looks like you have the dichro between a layer of black and clear. If so, that's why you are trapping so much air.
by Barbara Muth
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Large Bubbles
Replies: 4
Views: 4277

Re: Large Bubbles

In the first firing with the single layer if you are getting any dogboning that may be why you are trapping air in the second firing. Read here in the archives about bubble squeeze schedules (I've written about them countless times). You need to slow way down between 1050 and 1250 if you want the ai...
by Barbara Muth
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Crack in finished bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 4863

Re: Crack in finished bowl

I have seen cracks show up long after firing Lynne. They weren't always clearly compatibility cracks. Sometimes the piece just needs a little stress for the cracks to start. Like the stress of sitting in the sun a few hours a day. The annealing schedule looks okay, but a typical compatibility crack ...
by Barbara Muth
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: hundreds of tiny bubbles appeared while kiln-carving -- why?
Replies: 2
Views: 2953

Re: hundreds of tiny bubbles appeared while kiln-carving -- why?

That looks exacltly like the spongeing or pitting that sometimes happens, particularly (but not exclusively)with silver irrid that has been fired shelf down more than once. I have yet to find a way to rescue those pieces. I am so sorry.
by Barbara Muth
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pinhead holes in wire melt
Replies: 8
Views: 5364

Re: Pinhead holes in wire melt

Thanks, Tony & Ronny... I will defintely add the extra step at 1500 to prevent craters. Meanwhile.. Q: Can I refire to smooth the small craters? If so, would I full fuse with top cratered surface UP or, flip and fire with top DOWN at 1500? Or, what? I would full fuse with the top cratered surfa...
by Barbara Muth
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: removing kiln paper from bottom of fused pieces?
Replies: 3
Views: 4772

Re: removing kiln paper from bottom of fused pieces?

Welcome Sarah! Sounds like it is mullite. Judging from the looks of Laser's kilns I'd guess they come with mullite shelves. Is it heavy? If so, then it is and, yes, you can use kiln wash. But be warned, all kiln washes are not alike. If you use kiln wash made for ceramics you may find that it sticks...
by Barbara Muth
Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusion 10 help, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 3903

If you want your glass to be flat at a full fuse, you have to fire at least two full thickness pieces of glass (not thin). Glass wants to be a quarter of an inch thick. If you give it less than a quarter of an inch to work with, it will pull in and up to a quarter inch, and you are likely to get som...
by Barbara Muth
Sat Apr 17, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Unresponsive Sponsors
Replies: 20
Views: 16687

Stacey: The suggestion about ordering molds directly from Bullseye is a good one [but I don't reccall them having a soap dish mold], as well as checking with other Warm Glass sponsors. Where in Maryland are you located? I ask as a number of the glass studios in the metropolitan DC area, particularl...
by Barbara Muth
Sat Apr 17, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Working Deep MESS
Replies: 20
Views: 15071

BTW Jackie, I liked your experiment. Another try to push out some of the bubbles and I think you will have something quite nice. Phil Thanks Phil. I'm anxious to try the one I build face down. I think with the strips being at the face, so that I can blast and texture them, then the imagery being at...
by Barbara Muth
Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Amended Challenge
Replies: 85
Views: 44474

OK - this is good - we're getting somewhere with this. Once again, the assignment, as Doc Steve requested, is as follows: (If you already get the idea, you can skip the instructions - they are just there to help spawn ideas for those who are stuck) 1. Write down words that describe your work, it's ...
by Barbara Muth
Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Amended Challenge
Replies: 85
Views: 44474

C'mon you chicken. I can think of an opposite for you. SMALL! S...m...a...l...l... I'm unfamiliar with this term. Do you mean something less than 2 feet? That's crazy talk Mister...I don't think that can be done! In my defense I will say only this... Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck....cluck. Amy P.S. Ba...
by Barbara Muth
Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Amended Challenge
Replies: 85
Views: 44474

I think the biggest part of this challenge comes before I set cutter to glass.

Barbara

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