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by Joe Wokovich
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sandblaster Question
Replies: 6
Views: 5798

Re: Sandblaster Question

ditto two
by Joe Wokovich
Sun May 01, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: I'm looking for info
Replies: 4
Views: 4660

I'm looking for info

I swore I’d never do bottles again, but I have an order for 15 cases of wine bottles to slump and shape. I didn’t like doing these things because of the time and mess of removing labels. I thought I remembered a post or tip sheet I read that talked about a solution that was applied with a brush, you...
by Joe Wokovich
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: float glass
Replies: 8
Views: 7119

Re: float glass

Go easy on the sandblasting. If the design is deep and does not have a vent, bubbles can be an issue.
by Joe Wokovich
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Irid
Replies: 5
Views: 5185

Irid

I have an unusual shaped piece of black 96. It would be really great if it was in irid.
I’ve reading around for an answer for what I want to do, but have found nothing.
Is there a glass paint that would simulate the irid coating?
by Joe Wokovich
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Clamshell vs not. Any major Pros or Cons?
Replies: 2
Views: 2469

Re: Clamshell vs not. Any major Pros or Cons?

My next one will be either a clamshell or a bell kiln. I like the idea of loading or building a project right on the base and not have to be concerned about setting it down inside and worry about the elements shifting. Currently I have two JenKin, an old Paragon that is a workhorse and a GF 15. I kn...
by Joe Wokovich
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Annealing for float glass
Replies: 6
Views: 6046

Re: Annealing for float glass

Thanks Bert, Made me go back and do math again. Had to determine how long .6 hours is :-k I'm starting this one tonight and plan on 100 f to heat up to slump at 1200 f. Mine will slump starting around 1000 and might be even quicker do to the glass weight and overhang of mold. Catch up with you later...
by Joe Wokovich
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Annealing for float glass
Replies: 6
Views: 6046

Annealing for float glass

I have misplaced my schedule book. ( Could be old age) Looking at Grahams book it appears to start annealing at 1040 f and end at strain point 940f. I'm using .250 float. I'm not comfortable with these numbers as I thought I remembered a strain around 800. Will someone please check there number for ...
by Joe Wokovich
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cutting glass with a dremel diamond disk
Replies: 7
Views: 6337

Re: Cutting glass with a dremel diamond disk

I got all kinds of experience and it only cost me a box of doughnuts for as much scrap window glass as I could ever need. The mistakes don't cost anywhere near as much as mistakes with dicro. Check out your local framing shop or window repair and tell them you would like to have some scraps. I now p...
by Joe Wokovich
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Calculate weight
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Re: Calculate weight

Bert I was wondering about how much soil weight I can put in this and still be safe

I'm looking at potting soil adds now to see how much a cubic foot it weighs.
Thanks
by Joe Wokovich
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Calculate weight
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Calculate weight

Need Info:
I have another order for an oversized vase. Dimn are 36”long x 8”wide x 6”deep.
That is going to hold about 1 cubic foot of planting mix.
Currently I’m hoping to make this out of 6 mm float and I’m trying to see if the 6mm glass is thick enough to hold this weight.

Any thoughts??
Thanks
by Joe Wokovich
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Diamond Sphere Drill Bits
Replies: 6
Views: 3667

Re: Diamond Sphere Drill Bits

I haven't tried the spheres, but I use the hollow shaft ones and get decent results. I leave the drill in the drill press and take a small allen wrench that fits in the hollow shaft and simply push out the plug after each hole. I drill my holes with the glass under water which keeps it cool and hole...
by Joe Wokovich
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Screen Melt Bowl Failures
Replies: 6
Views: 4633

Re: Screen Melt Bowl Failures

What is your firing schedule? Which coe glass are you using?
by Joe Wokovich
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fiberboard molds
Replies: 9
Views: 6923

Re: Fiberboard molds

Fiberboard makes a fine drape mold. Are you concerned about adjusting the ramp up? Your regular schedule for slumping float should work the same. The board insulates but it will be on the bottom. Thanks Marian, I've never fired over a mold this thick and was wondering before I did it. The only othe...
by Joe Wokovich
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fiberboard molds
Replies: 9
Views: 6923

Re: Fiberboard molds

Kevin Midgley wrote:glass too thin


Thanks Kevin, I gave the wrong thickness, I'm thinking about 1/4 inch. Still too thin?
by Joe Wokovich
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fiberboard molds
Replies: 9
Views: 6923

Fiberboard molds

I have a customer that wants a long, shallow, and rectangular plant vase. It needs to be about 42 inches long and no wider than 8 inches in width for the base. I have plenty of kiln room for this and I will be using 3/16 ths float glass. My stumbling block is in making a support for this vase with n...
by Joe Wokovich
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Blaster Question
Replies: 12
Views: 8125

Re: Blaster Question

Jim, Currently I have two of the HF pots that look like propane bottles. I agree that the threads do wear but my main problem has always been moisture and clumping in the bottom of the pot. I have a moisture trap on the compressor outlet and another mounted on the pot right where the compressor hose...
by Joe Wokovich
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Shelf Material
Replies: 6
Views: 3803

Re: Kiln Shelf Material

You can use a fiber board on the floor of your kiln if you like. Those heavy boards will cost you more money to heat up and more time to cool down. And they will thermal shock on a fast heatup. Get a new fiber board. Unifrax makes an HD board 24"x 48". I line by big kiln with Unifrax 1/4&...
by Joe Wokovich
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Kiln Shelf Material
Replies: 6
Views: 3803

Kiln Shelf Material

I need a replacement shelf for my GF8. It’s 22 x 46 inches. Currently I have been using a fiberboard shelf that has now seen better days. I’ve been looking at Corelight or Dyson (now made by Euclid) and worry about the cracking due to unbalanced heat loads. Fiberboard is too flexible without a lot o...
by Joe Wokovich
Sun May 11, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: adventures with broken tempered
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

Re: adventures with broken tempered

Bert, when do these go into production?

Joe
by Joe Wokovich
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Ben & Vanessa's Newcomer Questions and Endless Posts
Replies: 41
Views: 25602

Re: Ben & Vanessa's Newcomer Questions and Endless Posts

Brock wrote:Slumped bottles are the suncatchers of fusing, only way less interesting.


Brock wrote:Anything is more fun than a collapsed wine bottle . . .


The best part of slumping the wine bottles is emptying them with a bunch of friends

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