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by tom suter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pot melt for Patten bar slices
Replies: 3
Views: 3985

Re: Pot melt for Patten bar slices

I am not sure why it did not put the top pic but this is the top

top pot melt.JPG


Thanks
Tom
by tom suter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Pot melt for Patten bar slices
Replies: 3
Views: 3985

Pot melt for Patten bar slices

I just got done doing a pot melt. I had a 8 inch sq lined with fiber paper and a sheet of clear on the bottom. The pot was good it is 3/4" thick nice movement. I went and clean the edges of with the tile saw. This is when i realize the clear is much thicker on the border area I guess is that th...
by tom suter
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln not firing
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

Re: Kiln not firing

Thanks for the suggestion. I did tun the breaker off and back on. it did the same.
I think this weekend I will buy a new breaker and try that. If that fails I will open it up
and try cleaning all the contacts.

Thanks

Tom
by tom suter
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln not firing
Replies: 5
Views: 3560

Kiln not firing

I have a Evenheat 23" Kiln probably 10 -12 years old. I do not use it much lately . I have done several firing in the past 3 or 4 months no problem. Yesterday I went to do a fire polish and it clicked a few times and did nothing. No error codes, it just said not today buddy,would not fire. I un...
by tom suter
Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: What kind of trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 4271

Re: What kind of trailer

I can not advise you on what type of trailer but I can tell you about is that they are getting really strict on enforcing commercial trailer restrictions. I was at a show recently and asked about getting a trailer, I was thinking about getting a 8 x 10 enclosed. I was told that after one show a Huff...
by tom suter
Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Glass Shatters 3 times
Replies: 4
Views: 3197

Glass Shatters 3 times

I am using a Paragon small SC-2 kiln 7" x 7" shelf, computer controlled. I have many times in the past take a base coat of black maybe 6" x 6" load it up with scraps of dichroic and clear glass, fuse to a slab then cut it into pendants etc. I fused a slab pulled it out decided to top it with a scatt...
by tom suter
Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Marketing with home art parties
Replies: 1
Views: 2678

Marketing with home art parties

I had decided a while back to start doing home parties for my jewelry and try to stay out of stores and having to raises prices up to pay for commisons. My daughter had some in Chicago and did okay but it was actually the first for me. The lady who hosted this though did it different from what I was...
by tom suter
Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:43 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Looking for suggestions for booth displays
Replies: 11
Views: 7963

Displays

I also got the displays from Armstrong I have about 11 racks some that are open for hanging my panels off several screen and a couple with the shelfs. They are very lightweight I think 6 pounds a piece and pnce you have set it up once and know how to do it it only takes a couple of minutes to fold t...
by tom suter
Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Gecko fusible
Replies: 23
Views: 12790

Gecko fusible

I just read a flyer that Grecko glass sold by glascraft out of Texas is saying that this line is fuible at 109 COE. They have a downloadable file on firing schedule and annealing a pdf file. I tried to download it but it was not possible at this time. Anyone heard anything about this? That has to be...
by tom suter
Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Lava Cloth
Replies: 4
Views: 2949

I have been using it for the bottom sides of coasters and I got about 10 firing out of mine before it ripped in pieces. What I like to know is where did you find some cheap at. I saw one place that was 4" x 6" for like $60 I think. I got enough to cover a 20 inch shelf one more time and need to get ...
by tom suter
Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Taurus 3 - Inquiring minds want to know...
Replies: 14
Views: 8325

Taurus 3

I have had the 3 for about a month. I think it is much better than the 2. It is not as noisy,it does have a bigger work surface and a ledge behind the saw that I put little pieces on after I cut and they dont vibrate off. I am not impress with the light or the little shield. I have a swivel light th...
by tom suter
Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: slumping overhang
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

slumping overhang

I am getting ready to slump and oval platter 12" across by 9". Right now it is 3 layers thick about .300 and I have a 1/4" overhang. I have never slump with an overhang do you think this is too much of an overhang and that I should cold work it and get it down closer. :?:

Thanks
by tom suter
Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tack fuse/air bubble problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2216

Tack fuse/air bubble problem

I recently tacked fused a piece of Spectrum white 10" x 5" on top of a piece of Red Opal Specturm 12" x 7". I did get a few little bumps(air bubbles). I fired 400dph to 1100 soak 10 min 60dph to 1280 soak 25 min 450 to 1400 no soak. Because this was a tack fuse I could not put a small chad between l...
by tom suter
Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Copper patina stains finish on fused glass
Replies: 6
Views: 4846

Copper patina stains finish on fused glass

I just got done doing a large box. It was a cremation urn demo for military funerals. Spectrum glass The old red opal, blue opal and the white. It was all fused together and then I copper foil it then solder. Clean flux off really good strong solution lots of scrubbing. I than used the Novacan Coppe...
by tom suter
Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Painted Bottle
Replies: 1
Views: 2731

Painted Bottle

This is a blue wine bottle flatten then fired with Paradise premixed white paint. I fired it to 1400 with a 10 min soak there is really no color lost from my before and after shots. Painting was inspired from a coin.
Image
by tom suter
Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:16 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Converting Ceramic cone numbers to temps
Replies: 3
Views: 2308

Converting Ceramic cone numbers to temps

Can anyone that is fimilar with ceramic cones tell me what cone 15 and cone 17 is approiximately in regular temps. Thanks
by tom suter
Tue Oct 21, 2003 11:23 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: The Wine bottles fired from Paradise Paint post Yesterday
Replies: 5
Views: 4888

The Wine bottles fired from Paradise Paint post Yesterday

http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL25/914680/1795344/36281959.jpg http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL25/914680/1795344/36281857.jpg The bottles fired good no lost detail did not get a smooth glossy surface as with other paradise paint firing. Usually I go to 1400 with a 15 min soak only went to 1350 with...
by tom suter
Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Paradise Paints firing
Replies: 4
Views: 2942

Paradise Paints firing

I have this excellent bottle painted by a friend of mine. It is exteremly detailed and was done with paradise pre mixed not powder paint. Firing is suppose to go to 1350-1450. With all this detail, you can see by picture do you think that I will lose the detail. Would it help to fire it slower or fi...
by tom suter
Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:43 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Tact Fuse
Replies: 7
Views: 4568

You could try and cheat by clean your edges really good and use a good two part epoxy.
by tom suter
Mon Oct 06, 2003 4:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE 1401 Clear
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

never have fired anything with silver in the kiln. I just pulled the piece of glass that I got directly from be connection. I just called them up and it was a missed label glass. It had 1401 in a black marker but the sticker had 1320. My cataloque did not show 1320 but it was a marigold color. Thank...

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